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28. Apollo 16 site: Moderate resolution vertical view
The landing site is on the Cayley Plains, a planar unit that fills in topographic lows throughout this region of the highlands. The Cayley Plains were identified from Earth-based observations as a distinct stratigraphic unit throughout large portions of the highlands. The rugged uplands east and south of the landing site are the Descartes Mountains adjacent to the very degraded Descartes Crater at the lower margin of the photograph.
NASA photograph AS16-0161[M]