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Aerial photographs

Photo of the moon taken by Ranger IX

Television picture of the Moon taken by Ranger IX prior to impact on March 24, 1965 at 06 08 20 PST. View with shadows to the left. North is at the top. Frame # last A frame. Camera A. Time 2.97 seconds before impact. Spacecraft altitude above Moon 4.5 miles. Dimensions 2.1 by 2.0 miles. Remarks: Shows several larger shallow depressions with "tree bark" texture in their walls, many dimple craters near top and left lower margins. Craters down to 40 feet in size may be seen.