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19. Surface of the Moon — Boulders Taurus-Littrow Valley, Moon
19. Surface of the Moon — Boulders
Taurus-Littrow Valley, Moon

This boulder field was visited by the Apollo 17 astronauts at station 5 on their second moonwalk. These angular rocks are up to a meter across and were ejected onto the surface during the formation of the crater Camelot, located just a few meters to the right of this view. Camelot is 650 meters wide and is located 1 kilometer west of the Apollo 17 landing site. The view is toward the west. Apollo 17 landed in the Taurus-Littrow valley in December 1972 (slide #18). The mountains in the distance are part of the rim of the Serenitatis impact basin, a 900-kilometer-wide structure formed about 3.89 billion years ago.

Apollo 17 images AS17-145-22171 and AS17-145-22172.

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