Apollo 17 Pan Frame 2309
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The final Apollo landing site is very easy to see if you know where to look. The Taurus-Littrow Valley is located on the perimeter of Mare Serenitatis along the southeast edge. Samples from Taurus-Littrow were in the same age range - about 3.86 billion years - as samples from the other five landing sites. One interesting result of the mission was the discovery that the bright landslide to the west of the landing site was probably caused by the impact of material launched from the crater Tycho when it was formed 109 million years ago.

To learn more, visit the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal's Apollo 17 page.

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