Southwest Mare Fecunditatis
James Lovell, and William Anders journeyed
from Earth to the Moon and back again in December of 1968.
their view of craters in southwest Mare Fecunditatis
is featured in this stereo anaglyph, best experienced from
armchairs on planet Earth with red/blue glasses.
Goclenius is the large impact crater
in the foreground.
About 70 kilometers (45 miles) in diameter its lava-flooded
floor is scarred by
rilles or grooves,
long, narrow depressions in the surface.
Crossing the crater walls and central peaks the rilles were likely
formed after the crater itself.
In the background, the two large craters with smooth floors are Colombo A
(top) and Magelhaens.
Magelhaens A, the background crater with the irregular
floor, is about 35 kilometers (20 miles) in diameter.
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Publications with keywords: Moon - Apollo 8
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