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KOCH
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 150


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 150; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 150                                            

Larger version of Koch/Jules Verne region
  USGS Charts 4050S-140160
Lunascan Project composite of Sections 140,141 & 150,151
LAC_118_WAC.pdf


BRIEF DESCRIPTION
42.8_S_150.1_E
Koch is a 95 km crater on the far side of the Moon and located in the center of our chart Section 150. It lies in the southern hemisphere, to the south-southeast of the walled plain Jules Verne (143 km wide and on the NW edge of the section). Attached to the northeastern rim of Koch by a neck of uneven terrain is the crater Lundmark. Less than one crater diameter to the south of Koch is Crocco. This crater has a worn and eroded outer rim. Several small craters lie along the outer rim, particularly along the northern edge. Attached to the western side is the satellite crater Koch U. The interior floor is also marked by some small craters, with a pair located just to the north of the midpoint and another along the southern inner wall.  Jules Verne is named after the French author and is straddling four sections (139, 140, 149, 150). Most of the interior floor of this crater has been flooded with basaltic lava, leaving a dark, low-albedo surface that is relatively level and flat. It is somewhat unusual for a crater feature on the far side to be flooded with lava, as the crust is generally thicker than on the near side. However this crater is located entirely within the South Pole-Aitken-basin. The outer rim of Jules Verne is worn and eroded, with several craters lying across the edge. (Credit: Some of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org. Section 150 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:
Jules Verne, 143 km
Crocco, 75 km
Koch, 95 km
Lundmark, 106 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?jules%20verne|0


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

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
Possible.

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

YOU TUBE FLYOVERS:
youtube.com/watch?v=VTkxNjOFNuM&list=PL56882C1D4A379FC7 (Jules Verne from Kaguya)

RESEARCH UPDATES:
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Jules+Verne (Jules Verne)
lroc.sese.asu.edu/news/index.php?/archives/651-Scours-and-Ejecta-Near-Jules-Verne-Y.html *