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VERNADSKIY
Farside Directory - Ridge Section  94


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 94; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 94                                            

Larger version of Vernadskiy region
USGS Chart 2030N-120140
Lunascan Quad of Sections 084, 093 094
LRO  Wide Angle Camera 47 in pdf
LRO  Wide Angle Camera 48 in pdf

BRIEF DESCRIPTION
23.2N 130.5E
Vernadskiy is a 91 km wide lunar crater on the lunar Far Side, behind the visible eastern limb. It lies to the west-northwest of the smaller crater Siedentopf.  The crater just NE of Vernadskiy is Florensky. To the south is Gavrilov (out of frame), and much farther to the west is Meggers. The USGS chart shows the crater locations better. Vernadskiy is a formation that has seen better days. The outer rim has been bombarded by a myriad of lesser impacts, producing an eroded and irregular edge. Attached to the outer rim to the northeast is the satellite crater Vernadskiy B, an equally worn crater. The interior floor of Vernadskiy is also marked by a number of small impacts, although in general it is more level than the uneven terrain that surrounds the crater. In some sources the name is spelled as Vernadskij.  (Credit: Some of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org. Section 109 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:
Florensky, 71 km
Meggers, 52 km
Siedentopf, 61 km
Vernadskiy, 91 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?Vernadskiy|0

APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/ (Apollo Image Atlas)
.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=meggers&sort=

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Gavrilov

LUNAR RECONNAISANCE ORBITER IMAGES:
http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/
/planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/Feature/6357?__fsk=-2045888288

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