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 The Sea of Tranquility  (Mare Tranquillitatis in Latin)  is

 

undoubtedly the most POPULAR AREA on thr lunar

 

surface!  It's diameter is  538.88 miles, and center

 

coordinates are 8.5°N  latitude and 31.4°E longitude.

 

NASA selected this area for the Apollo 17 landing site

 

in Taurus-Littrow highlands and valley in search

 

of both older and younger rocks.  Their landing site

 

coordinates were 20.16°N latitude and 30.77°E longitude.

 

 

 

The majority of the Sea of Tranquility is noted for it's

 

light bluish hue.  It is thought that its color is due to a

 

high metal content in the soil and rocks.

 

 

 

Historically it is important because this is where the

 

aliens first landed on the moon.  This occurred on

 

July 20, 1969 when the Apollo II and it's crew first

 

touched down on the moon at coordinates  0.8°N

 

latitude and 23.5°E longitude.   After turning off

 

the LEM, Astronaut Neil Armstrong sent a radio

 

message to earth.  The message was: 

 

"Houston, Tranquility Base here.  The Eagle has

 

landed."   There are 3 small craters just to the

 

north of that location.  They are called the Aldrin,

 

Collins, and Armstrong Craters.

 

 

 

The Aldrin Crater is 2.09 miles in diameter and

 

0.37 miles deep.  It is located 18.518 miles west

 

of Surveyor Probe.  It is the western most of the

 

3 craters.  It is located 30.864 miles NW of the

 

Apollo II landing site.  It's coordinates are

 

1.4°N latitude and 22.1°E longitude.

 

 

 

The Collins Crater is 1.4815 miles in diameter and

 

0.37 miles deep. It is the centermost of the 3 craters. 

 

It is located 15.432 miles north of the Apollo II

 

landing site, and 9.259 miles WNW of Surveyor Probe. 

 

It's coordinates are 1.3°N latitude and 23.7°E longitude.

 

 

 

The Armstrong Crater is 1.4815 miles in diameter and

 

0.432 miles deep.  It is located 30.864 miles NE of

 

the Apollo landing site, and south of Ranger 8

 

impact site.  It is the eastern most of the 3 craters. 

 

It's coordinates are 1.4°N latitude and 25.0°E longitude.

 

 

 

Apollo 16, Surveyor V and Ranger 8 all chose the

 

Sea of Tranquility.  Before impacting, Ranger 8 sent

 

back 7,137 photos.  The floor of the Sea of Tranquility

 

is basically basalt, which is a dark, fine-grained igneous

 

rock.

 

 

 

The SEA OF TRANQUILITY offers prime lunar real

 

estate for both mining and scientific exploration for

 

the NEAR FUTURE!

 

 

 

   STAKE YOUR CLAIM WITH US NOW !!!

 

 

 

Photo #1 is the Sea of Tranquility

 

Photo #2 ia a map of the Sea of Tranquility

 

Photo #3 is the Earth rising over the Sea

 

Photo #4 is digitized photo of the surface

 

Photo #5 is an Astronaut on the Sea of Tranquility

Photo #6 is YOUR LAND !