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DAEDALUS
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 120


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 120; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 120                                            
Larger expanded version of color chart above
  USGS Charts 0010S-160180
LAC 68 WAC (Orig. pdf)
LAC 86 WAC (Orig. pdf)
lac_68_wac.jpg
lac_86_wac.jpg 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION
5.9S 179.4E
Daedalus is a prominent crater, 93 km wide and 3 km deep, located near the center of the far side of the Moon.  It is said to be the largest crater on the Moon. Since it is a very prominent here, most of which is visible at the bottom center of Ridge Section 120, and famous and important for other reasons as noted below, this Ridge Section was named after it.  The inner wall is terraced, and there is a cluster of central peaks on the relatively flat floor. Because its location is shielded from radio emissions from the Earth it has been proposed as the site of a future giant radio telescope, which would be scooped out of the crater itself, much like the Arecibo radio telescope, but on a vastly larger scale. The crater is named after Daedalus of Greek myth. It is pictured in famous photographs taken by the Apollo 11 astronauts. In contemporary sources it was called "Crater 308" (this was a temporary IAU designation that preceded the establishment of far-side lunar nomenclature). Nearby craters of note include Icarus (Section 121) to the east and Racah (out of frame) to the south. Less than a crater diameter to the north-northeast is Lipskiy. Krasovsky and Krasovsky L are noted on the section chart also. (Credit: Some of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.com. Section 112 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

GOOGLED CRATERS:
Images of Daedalus

CRATERS:
Daedalus, 93 km
Lipskiy, 80 km
Icarus, 98 km
Krasovskiy, 59 km
Krasovskiy L, 58 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?Daedalus|0 (Daedalus)

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=Daedalus&sort= (Daedalus)
AS11-41-6155.jpg   

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
Being sought.

LUNAR RECONNAISANCE ORBITER IMAGES:
http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/
planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/images/Lunar/lac_86_wac.pdf (Daedalus, LRO)
LAC 86 WAC (Orig. pdf)
LAC 86 WAC (Orig. pdf)
lac_68_wac.jpg
lac_86_wac.jpg 

YOU TUBE FLYOVERS:
No matches.

RESEARCH UPDATES:
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Daedalus
reports/daedalus_news.softpedia.com_newsImage_UK-039-s-Biggest-Meteorite-Impact-Discovered-2.jpg_.pdf
spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/apollo/apollo11/html/as11_44_6609.html (Daedalus)
lunascan/farside/images/AS11-41-6155(anomaly).pdf (AS11-41-6155, 4 images, 3 enlargements)
lunascan/farside/reports/daedalus.htm (Report on alleged anomaly in AS11-41-6155)
reports/daedalus_thelivingmoon.com_47john_lear_02files_Luna_Moonbase_Radio_Telescope.pdf