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VENTRIS
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 118


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 118; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 118                                            

Larger version of Ventris_Region
USGS Charts 0010S-140160
Lunascan Composite of Sections 106, 107, and 117 & 118
LRO WAC 67 in pdf
LRO WAC 85 in pdf

BRIEF DESCRIPTION
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Ventris is located near the bottom of Section 118 and centered in the regional map linked above. It is a 95 km wide crater on the lunar Far Side, located between the crater Schliemann (out of frame) just to the northwest and the large Keeler which lies slightly farther to the southeast (also out of frame). One crater diameter to the northeast is Vening Meinesz. Since it was formed, this crater has been heavily worn and eroded by subsequent impacts. Multiple craters lie across the rim and within the interior. The largest of these is Ventris C covering the northeastern rim. In the northern part of the floor is Ventris A. The southern floor contains Ventris M, a fresh impact crater with a small ray system and a relatively high albedo. The rays from this satellite extend in a skirt that covers most of Ventris. Narrower rays extend much farther to the northwest and southwest. (Credit: Most of the information used in this section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.com. Section 118 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:
Schliemann, 80 km
Venig Meinesz, 87 km
Ventris, 95 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?Schliemann%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?Ventris%7C0

APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/ (Apollo Image Atlas)
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollopanoramas/ (Apollo Surface Panoramas)
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=Schliemann&sort=
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=Ventris&sort=

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Ventris
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Schliemann

LUNAR RECONNAISANCE ORBITER IMAGES:
http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/
planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/Feature/6349?__fsk=1462560896 (Ventris)

YOU TUBE FLYOVERS:
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RESEARCH UPDATES:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ventris_crater_2075_med.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vening_Meinesz_crater_2034_med.jpg