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SCALIGER
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 137


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 137; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 137      
Larger version of  Region
Chart 2030S-100120
Lunascan Project composite of Sections 126,127 and 137,138
LAC_101_WAC in original pdf


BRIEF DESCRIPTION
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The largest crater in Ridge Section 137 is Milne, which is 272 km wide. but it is hard to resolve and actually stretches into Section 138. Alden is larger than Scaliger, but the technical interest shown in Scaliger in the Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter story (see bottom link *) spurred me to name this section after it. Scaliger is a prominent lunar impact crater, 84 km wide, that is located in the southern hemisphere on the lunar Far Side. It is attached to the northwest rim of the walled plain Milne, and the shared perimeter has reshaped the outer wall of Scaliger slightly, producing a straightened section along the southeast. To the west of Scaliger is the Lacus Solitudinis. The outer wall of Scaliger is somewhat polygonal in shape, especially in the southern half. The rim has not been heavily eroded by subsequent impacts, in contrast to the heavily worn Milne to the southeast. The inner wall of Scaliger's rim displays terraces, and a notable outer rampart overlaying the floor of Milne. The interior floor of Scaliger is relatively flat, with a rough surface near the inner wall. Near the midpoint is a central peak, offset slightly to the east. (Credit: Some of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org.  Section 137 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:
Alden, 104 km
Milne, 272 km
Scaliger, 84 km

LUNAR ORBITER IMAGES:
Lunar & Planetary Institute:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/ (Atlas)
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?alden%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?milne%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?scaliger%7C0

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

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
Possible.

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

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RESEARCH UPDATES:
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Alden
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Milne
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Scaliger
lroc.sese.asu.edu/news/index.php?/archives/714-Lazy-Boulders-in-Scaliger-Crater.html*