Mountainous area in-between the west coast of Mare Humorum and the
western edge of the visible side of the Moon. Along Mare Humorum, rilles
Henry Cavendish (1731 - 1810)
English chemist and physicist, discoverer of hydrogen, found the Constant
/8,366ft) (24.64°S, 53.76°W) Overlapped
by Cavendish E.
DE GASPARIS -
Annibale de Gasparis (1819 - 1892)
astronomer. Discoverer of nine planetoids.
(Dept: 1,080m /3,543ft) (25.84°S, 50.82°W) Rim worn and eroded, interior
flooded by lava, outer rim reaches a maximum altitude of about 0.8 km,
formation of rilles criss-cross the floor and the surrounding surface.
Francesco de Vico (1805 - 1848) Italian
astronomer. Discoverer of six comets, Observer of Venus.
) (19.74°S, 60.31°W) Circular, bowl-shaped formation with a small,
flat bottom at the midpoint.
(1585 - 1656) Italian jurist and amateur astronomer. Observer of
) (Debt: 1.130m /3707ft) (16.07°S, 56.76°W) Low-rimmed
Paul Henry (1848 - 1905),
and Prosper Henry (1849 - 1903)
French astronomers, they did the astrophotography work for the "Carte
du Ciel" sky atlas and constructed a number of big refractors and helped to
(Dept: 3.750m /12,303ft) (23.57°S, 58.99°W) Rim nearly circular.
Joseph Henry (1797 - 1878) American
scientist. Henry's work on the electromagnetic relay was the basis of the
practical electrical telegraph, invented by
Samuel F. B. Morse.
Prosper (41km /25Mi
(Dept: 2,630m /8,628ft) (23.99°S, 56.97°W) Erosion, overlain by a
pair of small craters.
Sea of Moister (Named by
) (24.4°S, 38.6°W) Circular formation.
Justus Freiherr von Liebig (1803 - 1873)
German chemist. Inventor of a new way to coat a glass mirror with a layer
of silver, so that it can be used in telescopes, a revolutionary
(Dept: 2,360m /7,742ft) (24.32°S, 48.26°W) Low inner wall, Liebig A
lays inside the wall.
Marin Mersenne (1588-1648) French
mathematician, physicist, musical theorist. He was a defender of
Galileo, assisting him in translations of
some of his works. He also corresponded with
(Dept: 3,860m /12,664ft) (21.49°S, 49.34°W) Heavily worn, Mersenius N lies
across the southwestern rim, interior flooded by lava.
Luigi Palmieri (1807 - 1896) Italian
mathematician and geophysicist who studied of the eruptions of Mount
(Dept: 1,200m /3,937ft) (28.62°S, 47.77°W) Eroded
outer rim, gaps along the northern rim, flooded by lava, floor marked by a
system of rilles named the Rimae Palmieri that continue to the north and
southeast beyond the crater for about 150 kilometers.