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Planitia Descensus

Plain of Descent, plain on the Moon

Feature onThe Moon
Feature typePlanitia (plain)
Lunar coordinates7° N, 64° W
NotesA small valley bottom on the western shores of Oceanus Procellarum, northward of the crater Cavalerius. This otherwise unremarkable feature is notable as the landing site of Luna 9, which in 1966 became the first spacecraft from Earth to make a successful soft landing on any other planet or moon.


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