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POINCARE
Farside Directory - Ridge Section 159


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                                    Left.  Ridge Section 159; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 159
                                            
Larger expanded version of color chart above
 Not found on USGS Chart *
Lunascan Project composite of Sections 151, 152,and 159 and 160
LAC_132_WAC.pdf


BRIEF DESCRIPTION
56.7_S_163.6_E
Poincaré is Ridge Section 159, named after the large (319 km) lunar impact basin that lies in the southern hemisphere on the lunar Far Side.  Google searches turned up a voluminous amount of information on this area of the Moon.  Most of the Poincare formation has been heavily eroded by subsequent impacts, leaving a battered formation with only rugged remnants of the original outer rim to the west. The eastern half has been completely worn away, and much of the interior has been resurfaced by lava flows. This surface has a lower albedo than the surrounding terrain, giving it a dark appearance. A rugged formation forms a low north-south range across the eastern section of the floor, possibly the remnant of an inner ring. The perimeter of Poincaré has several notable craters. To the north is the crater Hopmann, while the craters Abbe and Hess (out of frame) lie to the east. Directly to the west is Planck (also out of frame), a walled plain of similar dimensions to Poincaré. Both formations are sufficiently large to have formed a small lunar mare on the near side face of the Moon. (Credit: Most of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from wikipedia.org. Section 159 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:
Poincare, 319 km
Schroedinger, 312 km
Hopmann, 88 km
Lyman, 84 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)
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?poincare%7C0Poincare
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?hopmann%7C0Hopmann
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/bin/srch_nam.shtml?lyman%7C0Lyman

APOLLO IMAGES:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/ (Apollo Image Atlas)
No images of area found.

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

YOU TUBE:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdHPf7fm_eMSchroedinger

RESEARCH UPDATES:
Poincare
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Poincar%C3%A9
luna.e-cremona.it/poincare.htm
lpod.org/?m=20061121
lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2002/pdf/1848.pdf
Hopmann
sci.esa.int/smart-1/39223-crater-hopmann/
esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/SMART-1/SMART-1_s_view_of_Crater_Hopmann_on_the_shoulder_of_a_giant
lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2010/pdf/1222.pdf
Schroedinger
the-moon.wikispaces.com/Schr%C3%B6dinger
jsforum.or.jp/science-event/selene_sympo_2013/en/pdf/abstract/[Poster_P14]Jinsong_Ping.pdf
sservi.nasa.gov/articles/craters-on-the-schrodinger-pyroclastic-cone/
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Schrodinger_crater.gif
lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2013/pdf/1437.pdf
adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009AGUSM.P13A..05S
spaceports.blogspot.com/2010/08/schrodinger-geologic-map-paints-crater.html
news.softpedia.com/news/Moon-s-Schr-dinger-Basin-Gets-Geological-Map-154501.shtml
planetary.brown.edu/pdfs/4614.pdf
Lyman
lpi.usra.edu/exploration/CLSE-landing-site-study/SouthPoleAitkenBasin/