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Mons Hadley

In the Northern Apennines towers Mons Hadley, a 14,500ft high steep mountain named after John Hadley, an 18th century English mathematician and physicist. The Apollo 15 landing site is located nearby, and with Hadley rille situated a few miles to the South-West (not seen here as still in darkness), this must be one of the most beautiful places on the Moon.

Mount Hadley is illuminated by the morning Sun in this image, and its long shadow is cast across the Palus Putredinis marsh to the West. The two prominent craters in the top of the image are Aristillus (33 mi) and Autolycus (24 mi).

Mons Hadley - Solar Worlds

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