Figure 122

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An enlargement (approximately 15x) of a panoramic camera photograph show ing a crater (arrow) formed in Mare Cognitum by the impact of the Ranger 7 spacecraft. Following an oblique trajectory, Ranger 7 struck the lunar surface on July 31, 1964, while travel ing at a velocity of 2.65 km/s. The resulting crater is about 14 m across. Its bright ejecta blanket contrasts with the generally dark blanket around the SIVB crater and is more typical of natural lunar impact craters. - H. J. M.

Report Source: NASA SP-362, Page 127, Figure 122

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