Difference between revisions of "Lara"

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==Nomenclature==
 
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* Astronaut-named feature, [[Apollo%2017%20site|Apollo 17 site]].
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* Astronaut-named feature, [[Apollo%2017%20Site|Apollo 17 site]].
 
* [[IAU%20Transactions%20XVIB|IAU Transactions XVIB]] identifies this only as a "girl's name", but Apollo 17 astronaut [http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a17/a17.site.html Harrison Schmitt] recalled this crater was "named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Pasternak Boris Pasternak's] heroine from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Zhivago_%28novel%29 Dr. Zhivago] and honoring all the inspiring women of history, known and unknown".
 
* [[IAU%20Transactions%20XVIB|IAU Transactions XVIB]] identifies this only as a "girl's name", but Apollo 17 astronaut [http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a17/a17.site.html Harrison Schmitt] recalled this crater was "named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Pasternak Boris Pasternak's] heroine from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Zhivago_%28novel%29 Dr. Zhivago] and honoring all the inspiring women of history, known and unknown".
 
* A sub-region in (or on) the '''''Light Mantle''''' (west of '''Lara''') seems to have been called '''''Roman Steppe'''''. Another section of the '''''Light Mantle''''' seems to have been called '''''Hole-In-The-Wall'''''. North of '''Lara''' is a crater (or another surface formation?) which was known as '''''Stonewall'''''. And immediately east of '''Lara''' runs the '''''Lee Scarp''''' (source: ''APOLLO 17 Preliminary Science Report'').<span class="membersnap">- DannyCaes <small>May 6, 2014</small></span>
 
* A sub-region in (or on) the '''''Light Mantle''''' (west of '''Lara''') seems to have been called '''''Roman Steppe'''''. Another section of the '''''Light Mantle''''' seems to have been called '''''Hole-In-The-Wall'''''. North of '''Lara''' is a crater (or another surface formation?) which was known as '''''Stonewall'''''. And immediately east of '''Lara''' runs the '''''Lee Scarp''''' (source: ''APOLLO 17 Preliminary Science Report'').<span class="membersnap">- DannyCaes <small>May 6, 2014</small></span>

Latest revision as of 19:11, 18 April 2018

Lara (Apollo 17 site craterlet name)

Lat: 20.4°N, Long: 30.5°E, Diam: 0 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 25
external image Apollo_17_Lara_crater.JPGexternal image 21156.jpg
Left: Aerial view from Apollo 17 Site Traverses Chart The bright background is because Lara lies on the Light Mantle formation; Right: View from ground: Apollo Image Atlas.

Images

LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images Apollo Images from air
Apollo images from ground (Lara is Station 3 on EVA 2): Magazine I (138)

Maps

(LAC zone 43D1) LAC map Geologic map LTO map

Description

The Landing Site Name "Lara" is plotted on Topophotomap 43D1/S1 and Site Traverses chart 43D1S2.

Description: Wikipedia

Lara

Additional Information


Nomenclature

  • Astronaut-named feature, Apollo 17 site.
  • IAU Transactions XVIB identifies this only as a "girl's name", but Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt recalled this crater was "named for Boris Pasternak's heroine from Dr. Zhivago and honoring all the inspiring women of history, known and unknown".
  • A sub-region in (or on) the Light Mantle (west of Lara) seems to have been called Roman Steppe. Another section of the Light Mantle seems to have been called Hole-In-The-Wall. North of Lara is a crater (or another surface formation?) which was known as Stonewall. And immediately east of Lara runs the Lee Scarp (source: APOLLO 17 Preliminary Science Report).- DannyCaes May 6, 2014


LPOD Articles


Bibliography

David M. Harland: EXPLORING THE MOON, the Apollo expeditions.
Eric M. Jones: APOLLO LUNAR SURFACE JOURNAL (ALSJ).