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SIERPINSKI
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 140


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 140; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 140                                            
Larger expanded version of color chart above
 USGS Charts 2030S-140160
Lunascan Project composite of Sections 140,141,150 & 151
LAC_103_WAC.pdf

BRIEF DESCRIPTION
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Sierpinski is a 69 km lunar impact crater on the lunar Far Side which lies to the southeast of the huge walled plain Gagarin (out of frame). (See expanded color USGS map above link which I labeled Pavlov Region). To the northwest is the crater O'Day and the Mare Ingenii. Just to the west of Barbier is the prominent but small (unlabelled) crater Wroblewinski (22 km). Sierpinski has undergone some wear, particularly along the southwest where Sierpinski Q intrudes slightly into the inner wall. The rim is higher and the inner wall wider along the eastern side. There is a prominent ridge within the interior that extends from near the midpoint to the northern inner wall. There are several small craters along the inner wall in the north and northwest. Only a small portion of the interior floor along the western half is relatively level. (Credit: Some of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from Wikipedia.org. Section 140 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:
Barbier, 66 km
Cyrano, 80 km
O Day, 71 km
Sierpinski, 69 km
Wroblewinski, 21 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?barbier%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?cyrano%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?sierpinski%7C0 

APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/ (Apollo Image Atlas)
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=barbier&sort=
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=cyrano&sort=
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=O%27Day&sort=
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=sierpinski&sort= 

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
None selected.

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

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RESEARCH UPDATES:
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Sierpinski
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cyrano_crater_2075_h2.jpg
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Cyrano
lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2006/pdf/1133.pdf