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ORESME
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 151


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 151; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 151 
                                          
Larger expanded version of color chart above
USGS Charts 4050S-160180
Lunascan Project composite of Sections 103 & 151
LAC_119_WAC.pdf


BRIEF DESCRIPTION
42.4_S_169.2_E
Oresme is a 76 km crater on the Moon's Far Side. It lies just to the west-northwest of the larger Von Karman (Section 152). To the southwest of Oresme is Chretien, and to the northwest is Mare Ingenii. Oresme was believed to have formed during the Nectarian epoch, about 4 billion years ago. This crater has a considerably damaged outer rim that forms an uneven, irregular ring about the interior floor. By contrast, the floor of Oresme is a relatively level, featureless surface that is marked only by a few tiny craterlets and low topological features. The rim is cut across along the southeast by the satellite crater Oresme K, and a smaller crater lies along the northern rim. (Credit: Some of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org. Section 151 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:
Chretien, 88 km
Garavito
Hopmann
Obruchev, 71 km
Oresme, 76 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?Chretien%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?Hopmann%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?Obruchev%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?Oresme%7C0

APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/ (Apollo Image Atlas)
No matches.

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
None found.

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

YOU TUBE FLYOVERS:
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RESEARCH UPDATES:
esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/SMART-1/Oresme_Signs_from_the_Lunar_Heavy_Bombardment
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Chr%C3%A9tien
esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/SMART-1/SMART-1_s_view_of_Crater_Hopmann_on_the_shoulder_of_a_giant
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Oresme