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Lunar 100

Index Lunar 100

The Lunar 100 (L100) is a list of one hundred of the most interesting features to observe on the Moon. [1]

111 relations: Aldrin (crater), Alphonsus (crater), Apollo 11, Apollo 14, Apollo 15, Apollo 16, Arago (lunar crater), Archimedes (crater), Ariadaeus (crater), Aristarchus (crater), Armstrong (crater), Atlas (crater), Baco (crater), Bailly (crater), Bessel (crater), Boscovich (crater), Catharina (crater), Cauchy (crater), Cayley (crater), Clavius (crater), Collins (crater), Copernicus (lunar crater), Crüger (crater), Cyrillus (crater), Davy (crater), De Gasparis (crater), Descartes (crater), Dionysius (crater), Drygalski (crater), Flamsteed (crater), Fra Mauro (crater), Fracastorius (crater), Gassendi (crater), Graben, Grimaldi (crater), Gruithuisen (crater), Gyldén (crater), Hesiodus (crater), Hippalus (crater), Hipparchus (lunar crater), Hortensius (crater), Humboldt (crater), Hyginus (crater), Inghirami (crater), Janssen (lunar crater), Julius Caesar (crater), Kies (crater), Lacus Felicitatis, Lacus Mortis, Lambert (lunar crater), ..., Lamont (lunar crater), Langrenus (crater), Leibnitz (crater), Linné (crater), Mare Australe, Mare Crisium, Mare Frigoris, Mare Humboldtianum, Mare Humorum, Mare Imbrium, Mare Marginis, Mare Nectaris, Mare Orientale, Mare Serenitatis, Mare Smythii, Marius Hills, Maurolycus (crater), Mösting (crater), Mersenius (crater), Messier (crater), Messier object, Mons Rümker, Montes Apenninus, Moon, Oceanus Procellarum, Peary (crater), Petavius (crater), Pitatus (crater), Planetshine, Plato (crater), Posidonius (crater), Prinz (crater), Proclus (crater), Ptolemaeus (lunar crater), Pyroclastic rock, Pytheas (crater), Regiomontanus (crater), Reiner (crater), Rheita (crater), Rille, Rimae Sirsalis, Ritter (crater), Rupes Recta, Sabine (crater), Schickard (crater), Schiller (crater), Schroter's Valley, Sinus Aestuum, Sinus Iridum, Sky & Telescope, South Pole–Aitken basin, Sulpicius Gallus (crater), Surveyor 1, Taruntius (crater), Theophilus (crater), Triesnecker (crater), Tycho (lunar crater), Vallis Alpes, W. Bond (crater), Wargentin (crater), Zucchius (crater). Expand index (61 more) »

Aldrin (crater)

Aldrin is a tiny impact crater located on the southern part of the Mare Tranquillitatis, to the east of Sabine.

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Alphonsus (crater)

Alphonsus is an ancient impact crater on the Moon that dates from the pre-Nectarian era.

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Apollo 11

Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two humans on the Moon.

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Apollo 14

Apollo 14 was the eighth manned mission in the United States Apollo program, and the third to land on the Moon.

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Apollo 15

Apollo 15 was the ninth manned mission in the United States' Apollo program, the fourth to land on the Moon, and the eighth successful manned mission.

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Apollo 16

Apollo 16 was the tenth manned mission in the United States Apollo space program, the fifth and penultimate to land on the Moon and the first to land in the lunar highlands.

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Arago (lunar crater)

Arago is a lunar impact crater located in the western part of the Mare Tranquillitatis which is named after François Arago.

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Archimedes (crater)

Archimedes is a large lunar impact crater on the eastern edges of the Mare Imbrium.

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Ariadaeus (crater)

Ariadaeus is a small, bowl-shaped lunar impact crater on the western shores of Mare Tranquillitatis.

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Aristarchus (crater)

Aristarchus, named after the Greek astronomer Aristarchus of Samos, is a prominent lunar impact crater that lies in the northwest part of the Moon's near side.

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Armstrong (crater)

Armstrong is a small lunar impact crater located in the southern part of the Mare Tranquillitatis.

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Atlas (crater)

Atlas is a prominent lunar impact crater that is located in the northeast part of the Moon, to the southeast of Mare Frigoris.

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Baco (crater)

Baco is a lunar impact crater that lies in the rugged southern highlands on the near side of the Moon.

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Bailly (crater)

Bailly is a lunar impact crater that is located near the south-west limb of the Moon.

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Bessel (crater)

Bessel is a small lunar impact crater that is located in the southern half of the Mare Serenitatis.

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Boscovich (crater)

Boscovich is a lunar impact crater that has been almost completely eroded away by subsequent impacts.

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Catharina (crater)

Catharina is an ancient lunar impact crater located in the southern highlands.

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Cauchy (crater)

Cauchy is a small lunar impact crater on the eastern Mare Tranquillitatis.

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Cayley (crater)

Cayley is a small lunar impact crater that is located in a lava-flooded region to the west of Mare Tranquillitatis and is named after the 19th century British mathematician Arthur Cayley.

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Clavius (crater)

Clavius is one of the largest crater formations on the Moon, and it is the second largest crater on the visible near side (very close in size to Deslandres).

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Collins (crater)

Collins is a tiny lunar impact crater located on the southern part of the Mare Tranquillitatis.

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Copernicus (lunar crater)

Copernicus is a lunar impact crater named after the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, located in eastern Oceanus Procellarum.

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Crüger (crater)

Crüger is a lunar impact crater that is located in the western part of the Moon, to the northeast of the much larger walled plain Darwin.

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Cyrillus (crater)

Cyrillus is a lunar impact crater located on the northwest edge of Mare Nectaris.

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Davy (crater)

Davy is a small lunar impact crater that is located on the eastern edge of the Mare Nubium.

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De Gasparis (crater)

de Gasparis is a lunar crater that is located in the southwest part of the Moon.

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Descartes (crater)

Descartes is a heavily worn lunar impact crater that is located in the rugged south-central highlands of the Moon.

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Dionysius (crater)

Dionysius is a lunar impact crater that lies on the western edge of the Mare Tranquillitatis.

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Drygalski (crater)

Drygalski is a large lunar impact crater that lies along the southern limb of the Moon.

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Flamsteed (crater)

Flamsteed is a small lunar impact crater located on the Oceanus Procellarum, which is named after John Flamsteed.

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Fra Mauro (crater)

Fra Mauro is the worn remnant of a walled lunar plain.

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Fracastorius (crater)

Fracastorius is the lava-flooded remnant of an ancient lunar impact crater located at the southern edge of Mare Nectaris.

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Gassendi (crater)

Gassendi is a large lunar impact crater feature located at the northern edge of Mare Humorum.

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Graben

In geology, a graben is a depressed block of the Earth's crust bordered by parallel faults.

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Grimaldi (crater)

Grimaldi is a large basin located near the western limb of the Moon.

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Gruithuisen (crater)

Gruithuisen is a lunar impact crater that lies on the section of lunar mare that joins Oceanus Procellarum in the west to Mare Imbrium in the east.

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Gyldén (crater)

Gyldén is the remnant of a lunar impact crater that is located to the northeast of the walled plain Ptolemaeus on the Moon, and is named after the Finnish-born Swedish astronomer Hugo Gyldén.

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Hesiodus (crater)

Hesiodus is a lunar impact crater located on the southern fringes of Mare Nubium, to the northwest of the crater Pitatus.

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Hippalus (crater)

Hippalus is the remnant of a lunar impact crater on the eastern edge of Mare Humorum, and is named after Hippalus.

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Hipparchus (lunar crater)

Hipparchus is the degraded remnant of a lunar impact crater.

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Hortensius (crater)

Hortensius is a small, bowl-shaped lunar impact crater that is located in the northern part of the Mare Insularum.

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Humboldt (crater)

Humboldt is a large lunar impact crater that is located near the eastern limb of the Moon.

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Hyginus (crater)

Hyginus is a small lunar caldera located at the east end of the Sinus Medii.

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Inghirami (crater)

Inghirami is a lunar impact crater that is located toward the southwestern limb of the Moon.

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Janssen (lunar crater)

Janssen is an ancient impact crater located in the highland region near the southeastern lunar limb.

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Julius Caesar (crater)

Julius Caesar is a lava-flooded lunar impact crater with a low, irregular, and heavily worn wall.

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Kies (crater)

Kies is the remnant of a lunar impact crater that has been flooded by basaltic lava, leaving only a remnant of the outer rim.

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Lacus Felicitatis

Lacus Felicitatis (Latin for "Lake of Happiness") is a small patch of the lunar surface that has been inundated by flows of lava, leaving a level patch with a lower albedo than the surrounding ground.

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Lacus Mortis

Lacus Mortis, Latin for "Lake of Death", is a plain of basaltic lava flows in the northeastern part of the Moon.

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Lambert (lunar crater)

Lambert is a lunar impact crater on the southern half of the Mare Imbrium basin.

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Lamont (lunar crater)

Lamont is a system of low ridges in the surface of Mare Tranquillitatis that is most likely a submerged impact crater.

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Langrenus (crater)

Langrenus is a prominent impact crater located near the eastern lunar limb.

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Leibnitz (crater)

Leibnitz is a huge lunar impact crater that is located in the southern hemisphere on the far side of the Moon.

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Linné (crater)

Linné is a small lunar impact crater located in the western Mare Serenitatis.

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Mare Australe

Mare Australe (the "Southern Sea") is a lunar mare locate in the southeastern hemisphere of the Moon.

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Mare Crisium

Mare Crisium (the "Sea of Crises") is a lunar mare located in the Moon's Crisium basin, just northeast of Mare Tranquillitatis.

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Mare Frigoris

Mare Frigoris (the "Sea of Cold") is a lunar mare in the far north of the Moon.

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Mare Humboldtianum

Mare Humboldtianum (Latin for "Sea of Alexander von Humboldt") is a lunar mare located within the Humboldtianum basin, just to the east of Mare Frigoris.

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Mare Humorum

Mare Humorum (the "Sea of Moisture") is a lunar mare.

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Mare Imbrium

Mare Imbrium (Latin for "Sea of Showers" or "Sea of Rains") is a vast lava plain within the Imbrium Basin on the Moon and is one of the larger craters in the Solar System.

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Mare Marginis

Mare Marginis is a lunar mare that lies on the very edge of the lunar nearside.

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Mare Nectaris

Mare Nectaris ("Sea of Nectar") is a small lunar mare or sea (a volcanic lava plain noticeably darker than the rest of the Moon's surface) located south of Mare Tranquillitatis southwest of Mare Fecunditatis, on the near side of the moon.

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Mare Orientale

Mare Orientale ("eastern sea" in Latin) is a lunar mare.

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Mare Serenitatis

Mare Serenitatis ("Sea of Serenity") is a lunar mare located to the east of Mare Imbrium on the Moon.

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Mare Smythii

Mare Smythii (Latin for "Sea of Smyth") is a lunar mare located along the equator on the easternmost edge of the lunar near side.

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Marius Hills

The Marius Hills are a set of volcanic domes located in Oceanus Procellarum on Earth's Moon.

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Maurolycus (crater)

Maurolycus is one of the more prominent lunar impact craters in the southern highland region of the Moon that is covered in overlapping crater impacts and is named after Francesco Maurolico.

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Mösting (crater)

Mösting is a small lunar impact crater that is located in the southeastern fringes of the Mare Insularum.

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Mersenius (crater)

Mersenius is a lunar impact crater that is located to the west of the Mare Humorum, in the southwestern part of the Moon.

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Messier (crater)

Messier is a relatively young lunar impact crater located on the Mare Fecunditatis.

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Messier object

The Messier objects are a set of 110 astronomical objects, of which 103 were included in lists published by French astronomer Charles Messier in 1771 and 1781.

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Mons Rümker

Mons Rümker is an isolated volcanic formation that is located in the northwest part of the Moon's near side, at selenographic coordinates 40.8° N, 58.1° W. The feature forms a large, elevated mound in the northern part of the Oceanus Procellarum.

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Montes Apenninus

Montes Apenninus are a rugged mountain range on the northern part of the Moon's near side.

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Moon

The Moon is an astronomical body that orbits planet Earth and is Earth's only permanent natural satellite.

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Oceanus Procellarum

Oceanus Procellarum (Latin for "Ocean of Storms") is a vast lunar mare on the western edge of the near side of the Moon.

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Peary (crater)

Peary is the closest large lunar impact crater to the lunar north pole.

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Petavius (crater)

Petavius is a large lunar impact crater located to the southeast of the Mare Fecunditatis, near the southeastern lunar limb.

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Pitatus (crater)

Pitatus is an ancient lunar impact crater located at the southern edge of Mare Nubium.

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Planetshine

Planetshine is the dim illumination, by sunlight reflected from a planet, of all or part of the otherwise dark side of any moon orbiting the body.

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Plato (crater)

Plato is the lava-filled remains of a lunar impact crater on the Moon.

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Posidonius (crater)

Posidonius is a lunar impact crater that is located on the north-eastern edge of Mare Serenitatis, to the south of Lacus Somniorum.

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Prinz (crater)

Prinz is the lava-flooded remains of a lunar impact crater on the Oceanus Procellarum.

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Proclus (crater)

Proclus is a young lunar impact crater located to the west of the Mare Crisium, on the east shore of the Palus Somni.

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Ptolemaeus (lunar crater)

Ptolemaeus is an ancient lunar impact crater close to the center of the near side, named for Claudius Ptolemy, the Greco-Roman writer, mathematician, astronomer, geographer and astrologer.

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Pyroclastic rock

Pyroclastic rocks or pyroclastics (derived from the πῦρ, meaning fire; and κλαστός, meaning broken) are clastic rocks composed solely or primarily of volcanic materials.

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Pytheas (crater)

Pytheas is a small lunar impact crater located on the southern part of the Mare Imbrium, to the south of the crater Lambert, also it is located north of Draper.

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Regiomontanus (crater)

Regiomontanus is an ancient lunar impact crater located in the southern highlands region to the southeast of Mare Nubium.

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Reiner (crater)

Reiner is a lunar impact crater on the Oceanus Procellarum, in the western part of the Moon.

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Rheita (crater)

Rheita is a lunar impact crater located in the southwestern sector of the Moon and is named after Anton Maria Schyrleus of Rheita.

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Rille

Rille (German for 'groove') is typically used to describe any of the long, narrow depressions in the surface of the Moon that resemble channels.

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Rimae Sirsalis

Rimae Sirsalis is a lunar rille.

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Ritter (crater)

Ritter is a lunar impact crater located near the southwestern edge of Mare Tranquillitatis and are named after Carl and Georg August Dietrich Ritter.

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Rupes Recta

Rupes Recta is a linear fault on the Moon, in the southeastern part of the Mare Nubium at.

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Sabine (crater)

Sabine is a lunar impact crater that forms a nearly matching pair with Ritter to the northwest.

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Schickard (crater)

Schickard is a lunar impact crater of the form called a walled plain.

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Schiller (crater)

Schiller is an oddly shaped lunar impact crater located in the southwestern sector of the Moon.

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Schroter's Valley

Schroter's Valley, frequently known by the Latinized name Vallis Schröteri, is a sinuous valley or rille on the surface of the near side of the Moon.

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Sinus Aestuum

Sinus Aestuum (Latin for "Seething Bay") forms a northeastern extension to Mare Insularum.

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Sinus Iridum

Sinus Iridum (Latin for "Bay of Rainbows") is a plain of basaltic lava that forms a northwestern extension to the Mare Imbrium on Earth's moon.

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Sky & Telescope

Sky & Telescope (S&T) is a monthly American magazine covering all aspects of amateur astronomy, including the following.

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South Pole–Aitken basin

The South Pole–Aitken basin is an impact crater on the far side of the Moon.

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Sulpicius Gallus (crater)

Sulpicius Gallus is a small, bowl-shaped lunar impact crater that lies near the southwestern edge of the Mare Serenitatis.

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Surveyor 1

Surveyor 1 was the first lunar soft-lander in the unmanned Surveyor program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, United States).

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Taruntius (crater)

Taruntius is a lunar impact crater on the northwestern edge of Mare Fecunditatis and is named after Lucius Taruntius Firmanus.

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Theophilus (crater)

Theophilus is a prominent lunar impact crater that lies between Sinus Asperitatis in the north and Mare Nectaris to the southeast.

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Triesnecker (crater)

Triesnecker is a prominent lunar impact crater that is located in the Sinus Medii, near the central part of the Moon's near side and is named after Franz de Paula Triesnecker.

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Tycho (lunar crater)

Tycho is a prominent lunar impact crater located in the southern lunar highlands, named after the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546–1601).

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Vallis Alpes

Vallis Alpes (Latin for"Alpine Valley") is a lunar valley feature that bisects the Montes Alpes range.

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W. Bond (crater)

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Wargentin (crater)

Wargentin is an unusual lunar impact crater which has been filled to its rim by a basaltic lava flow, forming a raised plateau.

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Zucchius (crater)

Zucchius is a prominent lunar impact crater located near the southwestern limb.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_100

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