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<a href="/content/Apollo_17" style="color:blue">Apollo 17</a> mapping camera image, <a href="/content/Kiess_(crater)" style="color:blue">Kiess</a> at center and Widmannstätten in upper right
Apollo 17 mapping camera image, Kiess at center and Widmannstätten in upper right

Widmannstätten is a lunar impact crater in the southern part of the Mare Smythii, near the eastern limb of the Moon. The rim of this crater has a wide gap along the western side, where it is joined to the larger Kiess. There is also a gap in the northern rim where the crater floor is joined to the adjacent lunar mare. The dark interior floor of this formation has been flooded by lava, leaving a level interior surface and a shallow surviving rim.

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