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The lunar near side as seen by Apollo 8 on December 24, 1968. The large crater in the bottom half of the photo is Goclenius with its rille system. That some of rilles from the surrounding area are superimposed on Goclenius suggest that it is older than the area around it. Goclenius is the latinised name of Rudolf Gockel, a German scientist.

To the top left is the crater Colombo A named after Christopher Columbus. Below that is Magelhaens A and to the right is Magelhaens. Finally on the far right is Gutenburg D.

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