First Look: Orion in the Highlands

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Time(DOY:193) 2009-07-12T19:04:51
Center Longitude15.5010°
Center Latitude-8.97341°
Resolution1 m/pixel
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Apollo 16, the fifth human lunar landing, touched down in the Descartes Highlands on April 21, 1972. Astronauts John Young and Charlie Duke explored this region for almost three days from their lunar module Orion. Uncalibrated LROC NAC image

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[NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University]