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Lat: 9.6°N, Long: 38.6°E, Diam: 12 km, Depth: 2.67 km,
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is the small circular crater at about 4 o'clock from the center of this Earth-based image. The faint diagonal lines nearby are
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is perhaps the most well-known and most frequently reproduced orbital Hasselblad of
and the nearby
. This extraordinary photograph was included on pages 616-617 of the article
A Most Fantastic Voyage
by Lt. Gen. Sam C. Phillips (
The Story of Apollo 8's Rendez-Vous with the Moon
, May 1969
). Research: Danny Caes.
USGS Digital Atlas (nomenclature PDF)
CAUCHY.--A bright little crater, not more than 7 or 8 miles in diameter, on the E. side of the
, N.W. of
. It has a peak on its E. rim considerably loftier than the rest of the wall, which is visible as a brilliant spot at sunrise long before the rest of the rampart is illuminated. On the S. there are two bright
ranging from N.W. to S.E. These stand in the position where Neison draws two straight clefts. The
, however, lies N. of these, and terminates, as shown by Schmidt, among the mountains N.W. of
. I have seen it thus on many occasions, and it is so represented in a drawing by M.W. Stuvaert (
Dessins de la Lune
). There is a number of minute craters and mounds standing on the S. side of this cleft, and many others in the vicinity.
Depth data from
Kurt Fisher database
Pike, 1976: 2.67 km
Arthur, 1974: 2.61 km
Westfall, 2000: 2.67 km
Viscardy, 1985: 2.6 km
Cherrington, 1969: 1.79 km
are thermal anomaly craters, implying youthful ages -
Moore et al, 1980
shows a curious
effect at the shadow of its western rim, a couple of hours after local sunrise. The shadow looks "interrupted" at its central part. This "interruption" is caused by a curious wing-like formation at the crater's western rim. Two wing-like appendages run north-northwest and south-southwest (radiating out of the crater's western rim). A similar formation is noticeable at crater
in the southwestern part of
. Observations and research: Danny Caes.
and surroundings shows the curious "interrupted" appearance of
's shadow very well!
Jan 20, 2009
TSI = 10, CPI = 5, FI = 5; MI =20
Smith and Sanchez, 1973
Augustin Louis Cauchy
(August 21, 1789 – May 23, 1857), a French mathematician. He started the project of formulating and proving the theorems of calculus in a rigorous manner and was thus an early pioneer of analysis.
(p. 223), this name was introduced by
(prepared in November 1973) the
erroneously introduced the name
. The name
(spelled there "Nöther (or Nöter)") had actually been previously approved by the
for an unrelated farside crater, and had been published in
. Hence the use of
as a replacement for
appears in Ewen Whitaker's list of
. This is another
. Who was Hussein? See this
) is one of the few LTO-related "new" crater-names which are located at the moon's Near Side. Most of those names are located at the moon's eastern limb (near
), and at the moon's Far Side.
Mar 29, 2008
Is it love or a sinus infection?
Cauchy times two
: "Fault, rilles, & domes."
Wöhler, C. and others
(2006) A combined spectrophotometric and morphometric study of the lunar mare dome fields near Cauchy, Arago, Hortensius and Milichius.
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