Light Mantle

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Light Mantle (Apollo 17 site formation name)

Lat: 20.2°N, Long: 30.8°E, Diam: 4 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 25

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AS17-M-0597 "Light Mantle" refers to the mare area dusted with light material in the center of the frame. It is at the foot of the feature known as South Massif. Family Mountain is in the upper left; and Bear Mountain in the lower right. The bright line of Scarp runs vertically down the center of the image through Light Mantle. Portions of North Massif visible in the upper right. The Apollo landing site is to the east of Light Mantle, in the mare area pitted by relatively large craters.

Images

LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images Apollo Images

Maps

(LAC zone 43D1) LAC map Geologic map LTO map Topophotomap Site Traverses chart

Description

"Light Mantle" is a Landing Site Name.

Description: Wikipedia

Light Mantle

Additional Information


Nomenclature

Astronaut-named feature, Apollo 17 site.

LPOD Articles


Bibliography

APOLLO OVER THE MOON; A VIEW FROM ORBIT, Chapter 3: The Terrae (Part 1), Figure 39.