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ROMER
Directory - Section 25


BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Mountainous area adjoining Mare Serenitatis and Mare Tranquilitatis. Romer is surrounded by a dense field of craters with disintegrated walls. The region of Romer, Chacornac and Littrow has a system of conspicuous rilles. The Apollo 17 expedition landed in a valley between mountains to the north of Littrow. Lunokhod 2 was active in le Monnier. (Note: Location of "lost" Lunokhod" has been discovered - See reports below) Refer to your copy of the Antonin Rukl Lunar Atlas chart, page 77.


wikispaces.com/R%C3%BCkl+25
Rukl zone map page.

EARTH-BASED TELESCOPIC IMAGES:
Image - Apollo 17 landing site

CRATERS IN THIS SECTION:
Amoris, Sinus
Argaeus, Mons
Barlow, Dorsa
Beketov, 8.4 km
Bonitatis, Lakus
Brewster, 11 km
Carmichael, 20 km
Chacornac, 51 km
Chacornac, Rimae
Ching-te, 3.9 km
Clerke, 7 km
Esciangon, 16 km
Fabbroni, 11.1 km
Franck, 12 km
Franz, 26 km
Gardner, 18.4 km
Hill, 16 km
Jansen, Rimae
le Monnier, 61 km
Littrow, 31 km
Lucian, 17 km
Maraldi, 40 km
Maraldi, Mons
Newcomb, 39 km
Romer, 40 km
Romer, Rimae
Taurus, Montes
Theophrastus, 9 km
Vitruvius, 30 km
Vitruvius, Mons

LUNAR ORBITER IMAGES:
Lunar Orbiter Database

APOLLO IMAGES:
Landing Sites Map

LRO Images:
http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/434292main_soviet_rovers_luna17_HI.jpg
http://www.astrosurf.com/lunascan/images/le_monnier_region.png

YOU TUBE VIDEOS:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7tZNgYgg-8 (JAXA/LRO; Apollo 17 & Posidonius)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-xGOEwmdhk (JAXA / LRO)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mFkJv7sXwA (Apollo 17)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb7KV4B8tKs&list=PL96254EAB23967CE7 (Apollo 17 EVA)
Lunokhod:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peYKZzCO-2k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WowQsb1Ry5c (News story)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFIFO8fVVWM (News story)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4AW9jEf50w (Russian)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mOF_bOBMWY (Russian)

LUNAR FLYOVERS:
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Research Updates:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:LRO_Lunokhod_2.jpg
nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/multimedia/lroimages/lroc-20100318.html
lroc.sese.asu.edu/news/?archives/537-Lunokhod-2-Revisited.html
lunascan/reports/abdrakhimov_basilevsky_2010_lpsc_2173.pdf
Apollo 17 Mission (NASA)
AS15-9287(P) - Remarkable detail in crater (SP-362)
AS17-2744(P) - Another low-angle trajectory meteoroid impact (SP-362)
AS15-9254(P) - Elliptical crater with winglike pattern of rays (SP-362)
AS17-0939(M) - Fig. 74 - Oblique View of Apollo 17 Site (SP-362)
AS17-2313(P) - Fig. 75 - Close-up of rille in Mare Serenitatis (SP-362)
AS17-2313(P) - Fig. 76 - Close-up of ridge near Apollo 17 site (SP-362)
AS17-2313(P) - Fig. 77 - Close-up of another ridge in Mare Serenitatis (SP-362)
AS17-2313(P) - Fig. 220 - Freshest & youngest  fractures are in Littrow area (SP-362,208)
AS17-2313(P) - Fig. 221 - Detailed view of mare surface near E. Mare Serenitatis (SP-362,209)
AS15-9298(P) - Fig. 78 - Close-up of  scarp in M. Serenitatis near Apollo 17 site (SP-362)
AS17-2313(P) - Fig. 79 - Blow-up of lunar ridge near Apollo 17 site (SP-362)
AS17-2314(P) - Fig. 80 - Stereo view of mare ridge and Apollo 17 site (SP-362)
AS17-2309(P) - Fig. 81 - Close-up of ridge from AS17-2314(P) (SP-362)
AS15-1115(M) Taurus Littrow in high sun angle (SP-362)
AS17-2302(P) Closeup of Maraldi (SP-362)
AS16-1648(M) SW Corner of Figure 50, Franz (SP-362)
AS17-0304(M) Maraldi and Apollo 17 landing site (SP-362)
AS15-9299(P) Lunokhod near Le Monnier (SP-362)
AS17-0940(M) View of Mare Serenitatis and Apollo 17 site (SP-362)
Moon Shot Series - Apollo 17 (Lunascan)
Moon Shot Series - Luna 21 (Lunascan) 
AS15-87-11703 - Hill & Carmichael (Lunascan)
LeMonnier (Lunascan)

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