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Lara (Apollo 17 site craterlet name)

Lat: 20.4°N, Long: 30.5°E, Diam: 0 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 25
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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).