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Marius and domes, 


            Toni Adrover

Marius and domes

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Resolution: 1021x696

Date:Sept. 22, 2018

Time: 21:41

Frames: 10059

FPS: 20.00000


Data source: Backyard


A crater in the middle of Oceanus Procellarum. It has a flat floor, diameter 41 km. Its rim is struck
by a small elongated crater Marius H. The vicinity of Marius is rich in wrinkle ridges and dome hills, best seen at Moon age of 12~13 days. About 300 domes of few hundred meters high were
estimated in this area. They are believed to form from concentrated rise of magma within the crust at the later stages of lunar volcanism.Close to be selected as landing site for Apollo 15.West of Marius is Rima Suess.NW is crater Reiner ,an isolated crater in the middle of Oceanus Procellarum, with central peak and fairly rough floor, diameter 29 km.
It is circular in shape but appears oval due to foreshortening.N is Reiner Gamma, a swirling deposit of bright material near Reiner on Oceanus Procellarum. It measures about 70 km east-west, with the central part resembling an oval dome. Together with the adjacent bright tail formation, Reiner Gamma resembles the head of a white snake. Visually the snake has two tails, but only one tail prominent at a time.



Toni Adrover
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Marius and domes, 


            Toni Adrover

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