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Lunar Orbiter Views Crater Copernicus

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Lunar Orbiter Views Crater Copernicus


Explanation:

To prepare for the
Apollo landings, five
Lunar
Orbiter
spacecraft were launched during 1966 and 1967 to
gather detailed images of our fair planet's large, natural
satellite.

Dramatic views returned by the spacecraft cameras included
this
stark moonscape
.

The mosaic of 93 kilometer wide impact crater
Copernicus features
central peaks rising above the crater floor and rugged crater walls.

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