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GALOIS
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 134


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                                Left.  Ridge Section 134; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 134                                            
Larger expanded version of color chart above
  USGS Charts 1020S-200220
Lunascan Project composite of Sections 133 and 134
LAC 87 WAC (Original pdf)
LAC 105 WAC (Original pdf)
LAC/WAC_87-105 (Lunascan composite)

BRIEF DESCRIPTION
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Galois is a huge crater, referred to as a walled plain, on the Far Side of the Moon, and it straddles two sections, Ridge Sections 133 and 134. The interior floor is overlain by several notable craters, with the craters Galois A and Galois L forming a nearly matching pair near the midpoint. Galois is located just to the southeast of another huge walled plain, Korolov (Section 122), a formation nearly double the diameter of Galois. Several hundred kilometers due south is another enormous feature, Apollo (Section 154). Galois is a heavily eroded feature with a rim that has been reshaped by impacts, particularly along the northwest edge where it lies near Korolev. An influx of material forms an inward bulge along the southern edge, which is impacted by Galois Q.  Along the northeastern rim are Galois B and Galois C, while Galois U lies against the northwestern inner wall. The most intact and nearly level section of floor is along the southwestern part of the interior. A small, unnamed impact crater located along the northeastern rim of Galois has a relatively high albedo and lies at the focus of a small ray system. The rays from this impact are the most prominent to the north, where they cross the floor of the crater Mechnikov. Craters that have a ray system are considered indicative of a relatively recent impact, as the rays are steadily erased by space weathering. Another notable crater, Lodykin, lies to the SE of Galois. (Credit: Most of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.com, and Section 134 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:
Mechnikov, 60 km
Galois, 222 km
Galois A, 54 km
Lodygin, 62 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?mechnikov%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?galois%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?lodygin%7C0

APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/ (Apollo Image Atlas)
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=galois&sort= 

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
None found.

LUNAR RECONNAISANCE ORBITER IMAGES:
http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/
LAC 87 WAC
LAC 105 WAC

YOU TUBE FLYOVERS:
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RESEARCH UPDATES:
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