NASA, ‘Lunar Orbiter’, 1967, Jason Jacques Gallery

An area of the Moon never before photographed is seen in this first picture returned to Earth today from Lunar Orbiter V. The picture shows a heavily cratered upland surface on which is deposited a smoother material which subdues many of the older crater rims and floors. Chains of craters in the right half of the photograph are approximately radial to Mare Orientale (photographed by Lunar Orbiter IV) and could be related to the Orientale Basin.

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