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PLUMMER
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 144


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                             Left.  Ridge Section 144; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 144                                            
Larger expanded region version of color chart above
Lunascan Composite of Sections 144,145,154,155
Apollo Basin Color Quad of Sections 144,145,154,155
USGS Charts 2030S-200220
LAC 105 WAC (Original pdf)
 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION
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Ridge section 144 is Plummer, which is a 73 km lunar impact crater on the Far Side of the Moon. Section 144 also contains part of the huge walled plain, Apollo to the south. Less than one crater diameter to the north of Plummer is the similar-sized Wilsing. Not to be confused with the famous crater in Arizona, the 68 km crater Barringer is located  SE of Plummer near the section's edge. Plummer is a worn crater formation with several notable impacts along the rim. The largest of these is the satellite crater Plummer M intruding into the southern rim. Slightly smaller is Plummer W overlapping part of the northwestern outer rim. There is also a relatively fresh crater cutting across the eastern rim. The interior floor of Plummer is marked by only a few tiny craterlets, and a central peak offset just to the east of the midpoint. (Credit: Some of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org. Section 144 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 IMAGES:
None.

CRATERS:
Apollo, 537 km
Barringer, 68 km
Plummer, 73 km
Wilsing, 73 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?barringer%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?plummer%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?wilsing%7C0

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

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
None located this date.

LUNAR RECONNAISANCE ORBITER IMAGES:
http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/
LAC 121 WAC (Original pdf)
Apollo Basin: Mare in a Sea of Highlands (LRO)

YOU TUBE FLYOVERS:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB02Ypi7bIo (Kaguya)

RESEARCH UPDATES:
nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/features/2010/biggest_crater.html