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Appennines

One of the most noticeable mountain ranges on the Moon, next to Mare Imbrium (Sea of Showers).

The first of the Apollo missions to use the Lunar Rover, Apollo 15 landed close to the Appennines. The site was chosen as it was felt that it would be possible to sample rocks from deeper in the Moon’s crust than previos missions and also that the feature known as Hadley Rille, a structure resembling a lava tube such as those seen on Hawaii, could be explored.

The range itself is about 225 miles in length and rise to a height of about 14000 feet above the Mare Imbrium.

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