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KURCHATOV
Farside Directory - Ridge Section  85


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                                Left.  Ridge Section 85; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 85                                            


Larger version of Region
USGS Chart 4050N-120140
Lunascan Quad of Sections 085, 086 095, 096
LRO  Wide Angle Camera 31 in pdf


BRIEF DESCRIPTION
38.3_N_142.1_E_
Kurchatov is Ridge Section 85, and namesd after the 106 km impact crater located on the lunar Far Side, located to the southwest of the crater, Weiner (Ridge Section 86) and farther to the southeast of Bridgman. A couple of crater diameters to the south of Kurchatov is the northern edge of Mare Moscoviense Sections 95 and 96). Kurchatov is a worn and eroded crater formation, with a pair of small craters lying across the northern rim, and a generally worn and pitted rim and inner wall. A small crater lies along the northern inner wall and a bowl-shaped crater at the northwest edge of the interior floor. There is a small, elongated central ridge near the midpoint, and the interior floor is pitted with tiny craterlets. Beginning to the south of Kurchatov and running toward the west-northwest is a crater chain designated Catena Kurchatov. The chain ends to the southeast of Becquerel (out of frame).  (Credit: Most of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org.  Section 85 and this directory was created by Fran Ridge and Ned Haskin of The Lunascan Project).

             USEFUL TOOLS:

Lunar Farside Chart [300 dpi] (NASA/LPI)
Farside Image Composite [1600 dpi] (NASA/LRO)
Farside-contour-map-gray2800.jpg
astrosurf.com/lunascan/LAC_maps.htm (Bob Garfinkle) *
planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/Page/Moon1to1MAtlas

CRATERS:
Bridgman, 80 km
Kurchatov, 106 km
Millikan, 98 km
von Bekesy, 96 km

LUNAR ORBITER IMAGES:
Lunar & Planetary Institute:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/ (Atlas)
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunarorbiter/ (Photo Gallery)
.lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?bridgman%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?kurchatov%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?millikan%7C0
pi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?von%20bekesy%7C0

APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/ (Apollo Image Atlas)
Non Apollo images found.

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
Possible.

LUNAR RECONNAISANCE ORBITER IMAGES:
http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/
/lunarnetworks.blogspot.com/2013/05/boulder-origin.html (von Bekesy)

YOU TUBE FLYOVERS:
No videos found.

RESEARCH UPDATES:
/the-moon.wikispaces.com/Catena+Kurchatov
n.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millikan_(crater)
/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Millikan_crater_AS14-75-10306.jpg