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Luna 24 in Mare Crisium
Luna 24 in Mare Crisium (click to enlarge)

Luna 24 in Mare Crisium
Date: 15 Mar 2010

Luna 24 sitting on the edge of a 60 meter diameter crater. Luna 24 drilled into the lunar surface and then robotically delivered more than 170 grams of soil from the previously unsampled Mare Crisium to Earth. It was the final Soviet lunar probe.

Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

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