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  Image Gallery : Historical Moon

  2007 First Moon Images

Galileo Galilei's "The Phases of the Moon"

First Picture of the Moon Taken by Ranger 8

First Close-up of the Moon from Luna 3

First Image of the Far Side of the Moon

First View of Earth from Moon

Aristarchus plateau with Herodotus crater

King Crater on the Moon's farside

Copernicus Crater looing across Mare Imbrium

Smooth dark areas are called "maria" (Latin for seas)

The Orientale Basin near western limb of lunar nearside

  Apollo Landing Site Locator

Apollo 15 landing site, lies in the hills immediately east of the Mare Imbrium lava lake.

Apollo 16 landing site, labeled with crater names

Near the Apollo 17 landing site on the ground, showing Shorty Crater

Apollo 17 landing site, between quite high hills , terrain is subdued in a thick blanket of airfall regolith.

Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin Aldrin photographed this footprint in the lunar soil

Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot

Apollo 16 metric camera picture of Ptolemaeus crater

Apollo 17 Taurus-Littrow Landing Site

Taken by the Apollo 8 astronauts as they became the first humans to circumnavigate the Moon.

  Moon Rock Samples

Apollo 15, Basalt

Apollo 16, Anorthosite

Apollo 16, Troctolite

Apollo 17, Breccia

  Clementine Gallery

Projection of the whole lunar surface

North Pole of the Moon

Clementine, crater

Clementine, crater

Clementine, crater

Clementine Observes the Moon, Solar Corona, and Venus

Nearside of Earth's Moon as Seen by Clementine

East Limb View of Earth's Moon as Seen by Clementine

Farside View of Earth's Moon as Seen by Clementine

South Pole Aitken Basin

  Related Web Sites

+ Consolidated Lunar Atlas
+ Ranger Photographs of the Moon
+ Apollo Image Atlas
+ USGS Clickable Lunar Map
+ Clementine Lunar Image Browser
+ NSSDC Clementine Gallery
+ Clementine Images on the Moon (LPI)

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