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The Apennines mountain range and the crater Archimedes dominate this part of the Moon near the 0 meridian.

MONS AMPRE - Andr Ampre. (1775 - 1836) French physicist and mathematician.

Mountain. (31Km /18Mi ) (Height: 3,000m /9,100ft) (19N, 4W) Part of the southern wall of Mare Imbrium in the middle of the Apennines.

MONTES APENNINUS - Montes Apennines. Named after the Italian mountains by Hevelius in 1647.

Mountains. (9,78Km /Mi ) (Height: 5,400m /16,400ft) (20N, 3W) The south-eastern mountainous shore of Mare Imbrium, and part of the wall around Mare Imbrium, with mountain slopes up to 30 on average, especially in the direction of Mare Vaporum (south-east).The general orientation of the mountain massif is south-west to north-east.

ARATUS - Aratos. (ca. 315 - 249 BC) Greek author and poet. Wrote the oldest know description, of the 48 constellations (naming them), known in antiquity.

Crater. (10.6km /6.6Mi  ) (Dept: 1,860m /5,600ft) (23.6N, 4.5E) Bright, bowl shaped, circular formation.

ARCHIMEDES - Archimedes (ca. 287 - 212 BC) Greek mathematician and scientist.

Crater. (83 km /50Mi ) (Dept: 2,150m /6,500ft) (30N, 4W). Sharply defined circular formation, terraced walls, lava flooded floor.

MONS BRADLEY - James Bradley. (1692 - 1762) English astronomer, discoverer of two fundamental discoveries in astronomy, the aberration of light, and the nutation of the Earth's axis, Astronomer Royal.

Mountain. (30Km /17Mi ) (Height: 4.200m /13,000ft) (22.0N, 1.0E) Near Conon crater.

CONON - Conon. (ca. 260 BC). Greek astronomer and mathematician.

Crater. (22km /13Mi ) (Dept: 2,320m /7,000ft) (22N, 2E) Sharp edged circular formation. Clearly visible.

PROMONTORIUM FRESNEL - Cape Fresnel. (Auguste-Jean Fresnel) (1788 - 1827) French physicist, optical researcher. Specialist on the subject of refraction and the diffraction. Inventor of lenses and mirrors wearing his name, (and used in lighthouses).

Cape. (20Km /12,5Mi ) (29N, 5E) Mountainous cape situated near the southern end of the Alps, at the northern edge of the Apennines, directed towards Mare Imbrium.

MONS HADLEY - John Hadley. (1782 - 1844) English Physicist and technician.

Mountain (26Km /15Mi ) (Height: 4,800m /14,500ft) (27.0N, 5.0E) Mountain situated near the landing site of the Apollo 15 mission.

MONS HUYGENS - Christiaan Huygens. (1629 - 1695) Dutch astronomer, mathematician, optical scientist, telescope builder, physicist, and diplomat. Discoverer of the ring of Saturn and its satellite Titan in 1655. First hypothesis on the nature of stars and Sun. Member of the English Royal Society in 1663. First drawings of features on Mars. (Syrtis Major) Which he used to find the length of the Martian day.

Mountain (41Km/24Mi ) (Height: 5,400m /16,400ft) (20.0N, 3.0E) Highest mountain of the Montes Apenninus range. 

      Galen  10Km / 6Mi 1,250m / 3,800ft 21.9 N, 5.0 E 
   Hadley C  06Km / 5Mi 0.500m / 1,500ft 25.5 N, 2.8 E 
  Huxley  03Km / 2Mi 0.840m / 2,500ft 20.2 N, 4.5W
  Spurr  09Km / 5Mi 0,500m / 1,500ft 17.0 N, 4.7 E
  Yangel  03Km / 2Mi 0.840m / 2,500ft 20.2 N, 4.5W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MARCO POLO - Marco Polo. (ca. 260 BC). Italian merchant, traveler, and discoverer. Traveled to China and wrote a detailed chronicle about his travels.

Crater. (21 28 km /13x17Mi ) (Dept: 1,100m /3,609ft) (15.4N, 2.0W) Elongated, eroded.

MARE VAPORUM - Sea of Vapors. Named by Giovanni Battista Riccioli in 1651. (Riccioli's Moon Map).

Mare (242km /150Mi ) (13.3N, 3.6E) (55,000km / 21,236Mi ) To the south of the mare is a light colored thin line. This feature is called Rima Hyginus.

PALUS PUTREDINIS - Marsh of Decay. Named so by Riccioli. (1651) Riccioli's Moon Map.

Mare. (161km /100Mi ) (26.5N, 0.4E) Mare, nearly level, lava-flooded plain. Crash site of the Spaceprobe Luna 2.

 

 

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