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KOVALEVSKAYA
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 102


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                                             Left.  Ridge Section 102; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 102                                            
Larger expanded version of color chart above
  USGS Charts 3040N-220240
Lunascan Project composite of Sections 101 and 102
LAC WAC-53
LAC WAC-52

BRIEF DESCRIPTION
30.8N 129.6W
Ridge Section 102 is Kovalevskaya. It is a prominent lunar impact crater, 115 km wide, crater located on the Moon's Far Side, named after the Russian mathematician Sofia Kovalevskaya.  At top left it is the upper part of the double crater. A great shot of the crater can be found on the LRO image displayed in the LAC WAC-53 chart above. The crater on the western edge is Bronk (see LAC WAC-52).  Kovalevskaya lies to the southwest of the larger walled plain Landau (out of frame). Kovalevskaya overlies nearly half of the large Kovalevskaya Q along the southwest rim. The outer rim of Kovalevskaya is generally well-formed and not significantly eroded. The inner walls have formed terraces and slumped shelves in places. At the midpoint of the interior floor is a pair of central peaks that are split down the middle by a valley running north-south. Some hills run to the east of these peaks, and there are some low hills near the northwest inner wall. The remainder of the floor is relatively level and free from significant impacts. (Credit: Some of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.com. Section 102 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/MOON/target

CRATERS:
Bronk, 64 km
Kovalevskaya, 115 km

GOOGLED CRATERS:
Images

LUNAR ORBITER IMAGES:
Lunar & Planetary Institute:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/ (Atlas)
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunarorbiter/ (Photo Gallery)
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?bronk|0 (Bronk)

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

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
Possible.

LUNAR RECONNAISANCE ORBITER IMAGES:
http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/
LAC WAC-52
LAC WAC-53

YOU TUBE:
youtube.com/watch?v=Qv21sgpEOWI (Lunar Anomalies, alleged "giant lunar tower)

RESEARCH UPDATES:
lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2013/eposter/2094.pdf (Multispectral Assessment of Kovalevskaya)
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Kovalevskaya