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across top printed in negative: PAS032415-3/24/65- PASADENA, CALIF., Ranger 9[underlined in blue ink] made this photo while 775 miles above the moon / and 9 minutes 18 seconds before impact. Dimensions 147 miles by 123 miles. View with shadows / to left. North is at top. Shows slightly more than half of three major craters, Ptolemaeus at / top without central peak Alphonsus on left with rille system and central peak which rises / 3300 ft. above floor and Albategnius with 4500 ft. central peak. UPI TELEPHOTO rmp.; on verso, by unknown hand, upper center in black ink perpendicular: A94404; upper center stamped in purple ink perpendicular: REFERENCE / MAR 24'65 / N.E.A.; upper right printed in black ink on applied label: zah 1035; lower left stamped in black ink perpendicular: PLEASE CREDIT / U.P.I. TELEPHOTO / This picture is for your publication only and must / not be loaned, syndicated or used for advertising / purposes without written permission from the United / Press International. By accepting this picture you agree / to hold the United Press International harmless from / any loss or damage arising by reason of / your use of publication of this picture. / UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL / 430 N. MICHIGAN AVE. / CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. 60611

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Mary and Dan Solomon, Monarch Beach, CA; gift to NGA, 2018.

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