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BLACKETT
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 156


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 156; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 156
                                            
Larger expanded version of color chart above
USGS Charts 3040S-220260
Lunascan Project composite of Sections 146,147 and 156


BRIEF DESCRIPTION
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Blackett is a 141 km-wide lunar impact crater that lies on the lunar Far Side, behind the southwest limb. It lies beyond the southeast outer ring of the immense Mare Orientale basin. The formation of that major feature has left Blackett deeply marked with groove-like features running from the northwest. Much of the crater has been shaped by the ejecta from Mare Orientale, particularly along the western half of the crater. Overall this crater is heavily eroded, with several craters overlaying the southern rim, and smaller formations overlaying the western and northwestern rim. The interior floor has been roughened by ejecta, leaving only parts of the southwest interior in their previous relatively level and featureless condition. To the right of Blackett is the small (36 km) crater, Steklov (not labelled above but shown in USGS chart) southwest of the Montes Cordillera ring of mountains (see Ridge Section 147). About four crater diameters to the southwest is the slightly smaller crater Chant (also not shown).  (Credit: Some of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org. Section 156 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:
Brouwer, 158 km
Blackett, 141 km
Steklov, 36 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?brouwer%7C0
lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?blackett%7C0

APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/ (Apollo Image Atlas)
None found.

CLEMENTINE IMAGES:
Possible.

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:
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Brouwer
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Blackett