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Space History Photo: "Antares" on the Fra Mauro Highlands

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The Apollo 14 module is pictured on the moon. (Image credit: NASA.)

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, Apollo 14 Lunar Module "Antares," pictured on Feb. 5, 1971, which is reflecting a circular flare caused by the brilliant sun. The unusual ball of light was said by the astronauts to have a jewel-like appearance. At extreme left, the lower slope of Cone Crater can be seen.

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