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Lunar Orbiter Images
Two assembled orbital Hasselblad photographs of
are included in the book
by Michael Light and Andrew Chaikin (plate 34). These photographs are
Jan 1, 2008
Lunar Orbiter 5's
is one of its vertical close-ups of
Rocks and boulders on
's floor and slopes are seen in
. This 500 mm Hasselblad was also included in the book
as seen from Station 2 (central) with
behind the Lunar Roving Vehicle,
Mount Hadley Delta
at left, and
René Cantin has created a high-resolution, seamless portion of Jim Irwin's Station 10 pan showing a view of
from South, thru West, and around to the North (
). Source: Eric M. Jones'
Apollo Lunar Surface Journal
of a bend in
, with nearby boulders, made from black-and-white Hasselblad photographs which, according to Davis, are some of the best lunar landscape images ever photographed.
USGS Geologic Map of Part of the Apennine-Hadley Region (I-723 2)
section northwest, west, and southwest of Apollo 15's landing site).
Depth data from
Kurt Fisher database
Viscardy, 1985: 0.4 km
The rille is a thermal anomaly feature due to exposure of fresh rocks on its walls -
Moore et al, 1980
Length at least 135 km, ave width ~ 1.2 and ave depth ~370 m (from Greeley (1971) quoted in
Apollo 15 site
for other features visited by those astronauts.
In 1962, the astronomer George Herbig seems to have created one of the best photographs of the
region, made through the 3-m reflecting telescope at Lick Observatory. This photograph was the source of NASA's plans to land humans on the 'plain' between
Mt Hadley Delta
, both near
(Apollo 15 landed there in the summer of 1971). George Herbig's target was not the moon, but... he had to wait until moonset to take photographs of deepsky objects (while waiting, he made 'THE' photograph of
To a Rocky Moon; a Geologist's History of Lunar Exploration
, Don E. Wilhelms, page 266.
May 16, 2014
Named after the nearby peak,
part of the original
. The name was introduced on Sheet D3 of the
System of Lunar Craters
maps. Despite the usage popularized by Apollo 15, this feature does not
appear to have been officially called
In his informal 1953 tour of
referred to the two hills west of the
's northern part as the
. These were later informally called
by Apollo 15's crew and NASA personnel. The region has also been referred to as the
. D.Caes research.
Measuring a Serpent
On the Moon with Apollo 15
A Faulty Story
Slithering and Sliding
Part of Rima Hadley, seen in APOLLO 15's panorama made at Station 2 on the flank of Mount Hadley Delta
(CDR David Scott inspecting the Station 2 Boulder).
: Lava channel near Apollo 15 landing site.
APOLLO OVER THE MOON; A VIEW FROM ORBIT, Chapter 6: Rimae (
Part 2: Sinuous Rimae, continued
), Figures 202, 203, 204, 205, and 206.
Greeley, Ronald. 1971.
Lunar Hadley Rille: Considerations of Its Origin
, Volume 172, Issue 3984, pp. 722-725.
Howard, Keith A.; Head, James W.; Swann, Gordon A. 1972.
Geology of Hadley Rille
Proceedings of the Lunar Science Conference
, vol. 2, p.1.
Spudis, P. D.; Swann, G. A.; Greeley, R. 1988.
The formation of Hadley Rille and implications for the geology of the Apollo 15 region
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 18th
, Houston, TX, Mar. 16-20, 1987, p. 243-254.
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