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Archimedes-Autolycus-Aristillus, 





    
        

            Toni Adrover

Archimedes-Autolycus-Aristillus

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Resolution: 816x664

Locations: CALA MARSAL, MALLORCA, BALEARES, Spain

Data source: Backyard

Description

Archimedes is a large flooded crater in the early Imbrium period. It has terraced walls, diameter 82 km and depth 2100 m. Its size suggests central peaks once existed, but they were buried by the same lavain Mare Imbrium. The ejecta blanket of Archimedes is also buried partially in lava. This makes the crater rim to look bulgy. A prominent triangular cape extends 30 km almost connecting
Montes Archimedes.Autolycus and Aristillus is a prominent crater pair in the Apenninus region. Autolycus has a rough floor with disintegrated central peaks, diameter 39 km. Aristillus has wide ejecta blanket, terraced inner walls and multiple central peaks, diameter 55 km. A ghost crater is also beneath the ejecta blanket of Aristillus.
In 1959, the Soviet probe Luna 2 hit the Moon on the edge of Sinus Lunicus (Bay of Luna) near
Autolycus. Luna 2 is the first man-made object to reach the Moon surface.Also visible Palus putredinis and Hadley Rille. Palus Putredinis (Marsh of Decay) is a small mare facing Montes Apenninus, 160 km east-west.Note the dome and the thicker lava flow to the south of Spurr, the remains of a flooded crater.

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Toni Adrover
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Archimedes-Autolycus-Aristillus, 





    
        

            Toni Adrover

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