Tranquillitatis Basin

(unofficial name; IAU feature name for central 873 km of mare: Mare Tranquillitatis)
Lat: 8.5°N, Long: 31.4°E, Main ring diam: 700 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 36
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Left: Eric Soucy, Right: Clementine

Images

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Ranger 8 - Camera A photographs
Ranger 8 - Camera B photographs
Ranger 8 - Camera P photographs


Maps

(LAC zone 61A4) LAC map Geologic map LTO map

Basin Classification

(description of terms and most numeric basin data from Wood, C.A. (2004) Impact Basin Database)
Certainty of Existence
USGS Age
Wilhelms Age Group
Ring Diameters
Mare Thickness
Mascon
Uncertain
Pre-Nectarian
3
700, 950 km
1.0 km
No; -40 mG gravity anomaly

Description


Description: Wikipedia

Mare Tranquillitatis

Additional Information


Nomenclature

The IAU feature name means "Sea of Tranquility".
  • Called the body of the man in reference to a pre-Galileo telescopic sketch map by Thomas Harriot in ~1609 [Whitaker: Mapping and Naming the Moon, p 17]
  • The impact basin is named after the crater.
  • Erroneously printed as Mare Tranquilitatis (1 "l") on page 13 (nearside map) in the 21st Century Atlas of the Moon (2012).- DannyCaes DannyCaes Jan 23, 2013

LPOD Articles

Going Extreme An Elusive Phase How Can You Be Tranquil When So Much Is Happening Color on the Cheap Tranquil Sunshine Western Tranquillitatis

Bibliography

Wood, C.A. Aug. 2003. Treasurers of western Tranquillitatis. S&T August 2003 v106 p120



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