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Clavius is a prominent feature on the southern limb of the moon. The 136-mile diameter crater features steep walls and numerous craters along its floor and crater walls. The crater at the top of the image is Rutherford (30 mi) with an off-centre mountain peak. An arc-shaped series of craterlets named Clavius D, C, N, J and JA extends across Clavius's floor which is also covered in numerous tiny craterlets.

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Solar Worlds - Clavius

Here is another image of Clavius, taken more than a year later:

Clavius - June 2006 - Solar Worlds

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