SINUS IRIDIUM
Directory - Section 10

BRIEF DESCRIPTION
The north-western part of Mare Imbrium with the beautiful Sinus Iridium, and the Jura mountain range which forms its edge. Sinus Iridium is crossed by mare ridges. Luna 17, which landed to the south of Cape Heraclides, transported an automatic mobile laboratory, Lunokhod 1, to the Moon. Refer to your Antonin Rukl lunar atlas chart, page 47.



Full Moon Anaglyph

EARTH-BASED TELESCOPIC IMAGES:
Image - Gruithuisen & Sinus Iridium (Cazard)
Image - CCD image of Mare Imbrium & Sinus Iridium (Jomo)

LUNAR ORBITER IMAGES:
 Lunar Orbiter Database
C. Herschel, 13.4 km
 http://cass.jsc.nasa.gov/research/lunar_orbiter/img/4-139H1.jpg
Carlini, 11.4 km
 http://cass.jsc.nasa.gov/research/lunar_orbiter/img/4-134H1.jpg
Heim, Dorsum
Heis, 14 km
 http://cass.jsc.nasa.gov/research/lunar_orbiter/img/4-139H1.jpg
Helicon, 2.4 km
 http://cass.jsc.nasa.gov/research/lunar_orbiter/img/4-134H2.jpg
 http://cass.jsc.nasa.gov/research/lunar_orbiter/img/4-139H2.jpg
Heraclides, Promontorium
Imbrium, Mare
Iridium, Sinus
Jura, Montes
Laplace, Promontorium
McDonald, 8 km
Sharp, 40 km
 http://cass.jsc.nasa.gov/research/lunar_orbiter/img/4-151H2.jpg
 http://cass.jsc.nasa.gov/research/lunar_orbiter/img/4-158H2.jpg
Zirkel, Dorsum

APOLLO IMAGES:
Mare Imbrium
 http://cass.jsc.nasa.gov/pub/expmoon/Apollo15/A15metric1555.gif

RESEARCH UPDATES:
Moon Shot Series - Luna 17 (Lunascan)
Around Sinus Iridium (Naoyuk Kurita)
Sinus Iridium (Lunascan)

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