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Lat: 49.6°N, Long: 27.3°W, Diam: 45 km, Depth: 1.35 km, Rükl: 2, Lower Imbrian

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(IAU Directions) MAUPERTUIS.--A great mountain enclosure of irregular shape, about 20 miles in diameter, in the midst of the Sinus Iridum highlands, N. of Laplace. The walls are much broken by passes, and the interior includes many hills and ridges.

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Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 1.35 km
  • Cherrington, 1969: 1.7 km
  • The shadows cast by the small segment of rim in the southeast indicate height differences of 1300-1500 m. - Jim Mosher
  • Covered by ejecta from Iridum. - tychocrater Oct 21, 2007


- Pierre Louis Moreau de; French mathematician (1698-1759).
- Maupertuis was misprinted as MAUPERTIUS ("IU" instead of "UI") on LAC 11 (page 23) in the REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION of the Clementine Atlas of the Moon (Cambridge University Press, 2012).- DannyCaes Jan 7, 2013

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