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The Moon from Space

These pictures of the moon were taken by the Galileo spacecraft. The picture at left shows the Orientale Basin, with a small, dark mare in its center. The picture on the right shows the globe of the moon rotated, putting Orientale on the western limb. The dark Oceanus Procellarum is in the upper center, with Mare Imbrium above it, and the smaller, circular Mare Humorum below.

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