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LANDAU
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 92


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 092; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 092                                            
Larger version of Region
Composite of USGS Charts 4050N-240280
Lunascan Project composite of Sections 91, 92, 101 & 102
LAC WAC-34
LAC WAC-35


BRIEF DESCRIPTION
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Landau is a large (214 km) lunar crater located in the northern hemisphere on the lunar Far Side. The feature is named after the physicist Lev Landau. The crater Wegener is attached to the northeastern rim of Landau and Frost is attached to the southeastern rim. The outer rim of Landau is heavily eroded and modified by subsequent impacts. The most notable of these is Wood, which overlays the NW rim and straddles the eastern border of Ridge Section 91 and the western side of Section 92.  Much of the floor is hilly and irregular, with only the northeast quadrant being somewhat level. There are multiple small craters and craterlets in the floor. The most intact section of the rim is in the southwest, although this is now little more than a low ridge line. (Credit: Some of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org. Section 92 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:
Landau, 214 km
Frost, 75 km
Wegener, 88 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?landau%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?frost%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?wegener%7C0

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


CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
Possible.

LUNAR RECONNAISANCE ORBITER IMAGES:
http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/
planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/Feature/3264?__fsk=-1420969620
.lroc.asu.edu/lroc/view_rdr/NAC_DTM_FRSHCRATER10 (Wegener)


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RESEARCH UPDATES:
/the-moon.wikispaces.com/Landau