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LUCRETIUS
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 136


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 136; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of same section                                            
Larger expanded version of color chart above
USGS Charts 0010S-220260-0020S
Lunascan Project Quad composite of Sections 135,136 / 146,147
LRO WAC_89_wac (Original pdf link)


BRIEF DESCRIPTION:
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Lucretius is a 63 km impact crater on the back side of the Moon. It is located to the southeast of the huge walled plain Hertzsprung (Section 124), within the outer skirt of ejecta that surrounds that impact feature. To the southwest of Lucretius lies Fridman, which straddles Sections 135 & 136. Lucretius is a relatively fresh impact, as the formation is well-defined and the rim and interior remain nearly unscathed from impact erosion. The rim has an outward bulge along the western side, so that it is slightly wider in longitude than latitude. The inner walls display some terrace structures, and the interior floor is somewhat uneven in places. To its northwest is a very interesting chain of craters called the Catena Lucretius. (See report below **). These extend for a distance of 271 km across the southern floor of Hertzsprung, and include a number of craters ranging up to 15-20 km in diameter. (Credit: Most of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org. Section 136 and this directory were 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:
Lucretius, 63 km
Fridman, 102 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?lucretius%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?fridman%7C0


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

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
See report below. *

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

YOU TUBE FLYOVERS:
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RESEARCH UPDATES:
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Lucretius *
youtube.com/watch?v=VSXvsmiirNQ&list=PL56882C1D4A379FC7 (Kaguya, Orientale Basin)
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Catena+Lucretius+(RNII)**