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VISITING THE YOUNG CRATERS
Between 1969 and 1972, the United States landed at six different locations on the Moon. A total of 12 astronauts explored around their landing sites whether by walking or driving rovers.

Copernicus:
Byrgius: .
Giordano:
Korolev:
Lalande:
Necho:
Aristarchus & Herodotus: These two craters are some of the most visually interesting craters on the Moon. Apparently from Herodotus comes the Moon's largest rille producing a large valley. Together is has been termed the "Cobra Head". Standing on the rim of this valley would be like standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon but travelers to the Moon would first want to see it from orbit.
Tycho: This is a very dramatic site as it is a relatively young crater with rays streaming out from it. Its floor is filled with lava but with a prominent central peak. At the very top of the peak is a large boulder about a football field across.

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