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JOULE
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 101


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 101; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 101                                            

Larger version of Joules Region
USGS Chart 2030N-200210
Composite of Ridge Sections 091, 092, 101, & 102
LAC/WAC-52 is the Wide Angle Camera view via Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter



BRIEF DESCRIPTION
27.3N 144.2W
Joule is a huge, 96 km, lunar impact crater that lies on the lunar Far Side and is the prominent feature in Ridge Section 101. It is located to the north-northeast of the walled plain Mach and to the southeast is the crater Blazhko. Foster, a 33 km crater lies directly SE. Joule crater was easily identified in all the charts above while researching the previous section, Ingalls (Ridge section 100). Joule is a worn and eroded crater formation. A pair of smaller craters lies along the northeastern rim, and a crater is intruding into the northwest rim. To the south is an outward projection that has the appearance of a crater partly overlain by Joule. The remainder of the rim and inner wall is somewhat irregular. The interior floor is more level than the terrain surrounding the crater, but is marked by some small craterlets. At the midpoint of the interior floor is a central peak. Joule T, located less than a crater diameter to the west of Joule, lies at the center of a ray system. These rays primarily project to the south of the crater, with the most prominent ray crossing the crater Harvey to the south. Only faint traces of this ray system actually cross into Joule, and are generally restricted to the western rim, inner sides and floor.  (Credit: Some of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org but Section 101 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:
Joule, 96 km
Foster, 33 km

LUNAR ORBITER IMAGES:
Lunar & Planetary Institute:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/ (Atlas)
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?joule%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?foster%7C0

APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/ (Apollo Image Atlas)
No images


CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
Possible.

LUNAR RECONNAISANCE ORBITER IMAGES:
http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/

YOU TUBE FLYOVERS:
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RESEARCH UPDATES:
lroc.sese.asu.edu/news/index.php?/archives/720-Lineations-on-the-Melt.html (Lineations on the melt, Joule T)