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MARIOTTE
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 145


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                             Left.  Ridge Section 145; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 145                                            
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-220240
LAC 106 WAC (Original pdf) 
BRIEF DESCRIPTION
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Ridge Section 145 is Mariotte, a 65 km elongated crater located on the lunar Far Side. This formation is located about one crater diameter to the southwest of the smaller Das. This crater is longer to the southeast by about an extra 5 km, giving this feature an egg-shaped outline. The outer rim is sharp-edged and little eroded. The interior floor is uneven, particularly toward the southeastern end. Directly north is Murakami (formerly Murakami Y). To the southeast of Mariotte is the large crater Chebyshev (out of frame). The most interesting item on both sections 145 and 144 is the crater chain and ray system easily visible in both frames (See second link above). [Note: The caption "Barringer" in the cropped color chart refers to the crater in the adjacent section and not 145] (Credit: Some of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org. Section 145 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
Das, 38 km
Mariotte, 65 km
Murakami, 45 km
Sternfeld, 100 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?apollo%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?mariotte%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?das%7C0

APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/ (Apollo Image Atlas)
lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/search/feature/?feature=apollo&sort=
No other images.

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Mariotte

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


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