- 1 Lorentz Basin - with Nernst and Rontgen on its floor
- 1.1 Images
- 1.2 Four Lunar Orbiter IV photographs of the Lorentz-Nernst-Rontgen group, made just after local sunrise:
- 1.3 Maps
- 1.4 Basin Classification
- 1.5 Description
- 1.6 Description: Wikipedia
- 1.7 Additional Information
- 1.8 Nomenclature
- 1.9 LPOD Articles
- 1.10 Bibliography
- 1.11 Lorentz in the Sourcebook Project (William R. Corliss)
Lorentz Basin - with Nernst and Rontgen on its floor
(unofficial name; IAU crater name: Lorentz, 312 km diam)
|Lat: 32.6°N, Long: 95.3°W, Main ring diam: 365 km, Basin depth: 4.45 km, Rükl: (farside)|
Upper image: LROC . The double ring structure is preserved only on western half of the basin; eastern sector dominated by the presence of Nernst and Röntgen craters, plus Laue on top of S rim.
Lower image: Clementine, Clementine LIDAR Altimeter texture from PDS Map-a-Planet remapped to north-up aerial view by LTVT. The dot is the center position and the white circle the main ring position from Chuck Wood's Impact Basin Database. Grid spacing = 10 degrees.
Four Lunar Orbiter IV photographs of the Lorentz-Nernst-Rontgen group, made just after local sunrise:
- LO-IV-182-med, in which the Lorentz-Nernst-Rontgen group was captured at the upper half of the frame. The largest part of Lorentz is still in darkness. Craters Nernst and Rontgen are easily detectable (note the small central peak on the floor of Rontgen).
- LO-IV-187-med, in which the group was captured very near the frame's upper margin.
- LO-IV-188-med, in which the group was captured at the upper half of the frame (this is the best frame of the four).
- LO-IV-190-med, in which the group was captured at the lower-left section of the frame.
- Research Danny Caes
(description of terms and most numeric basin data from Wood, C.A. (2004) Impact Basin Database)
|Certainty of Existence
||Wilhelms Age Group
||170, 365 km
||No; -33 mGal gravity anomaly|
The IAU crater name honors Hendrik Antoon Lorentz (1853-1928), a Dutch physicist and Nobel laureate.
- The impact basin is named after the crater.
Lorentz in the Sourcebook Project (William R. Corliss)
- In Mysterious Universe, a handbook of astronomical anomalies (1979) :
- Page 660: Motion of the Earth through the Ether (Science, 1925).