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Ranger 9 Impact Site Alphonsus Crater
Ranger 9 Impact Site Alphonsus Crater (click to enlarge)

Ranger 9 Impact Site Alphonsus Crater
Date: 24 Mar 1965

This is a Ranger 9 image of Alphonsus crater (diameter 108 km) from a distance of 442 km, taken about three minutes before impact in the upper right portion of the crater.

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