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24. Surface of Moon at Taurus-Littrow

This is a surface view of the ejecta blanket of the impact crater Camelot, close to station 5 at the Apollo 17 landing site at Taurus-Littrow (2010'N, 3046'E). Camelot Crater (at left) is about 650 meters in diameter. The blocks within the ejecta blanket are primarily basalts that are now partly buried by soil. These blocks vary from cobble to boulder size, are subrounded to subangular, and cover approximately 30% of the surface. Sample numbers 75015 and 75035 were collected from within the field of view at lower right. Footprints in this area provide the scale.

Apollo 17 AS17-145-22160.

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