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(formerly Maclaurin R)

Lat: 2.8°S, Long: 64.6°E, Diam: 14 km, Depth: 2.25 km, Rükl: 49

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LO-IV-184H Morley is the lower right of center, below 16-km Hargreaves.


LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images Apollo Images
- Morley was captured on Apollo 16's panoramic ITEK-camera frame AS16-P-4412. To detect Morley, scroll all the way toward the frame's right margin until you see a crater with a tiny bright high-albedo craterlet on its floor. This tiny speck of bright material (at the western part of Morley's floor) is also noticeable on LAC 80 (page 160) in B.Bussey's and P.Spudis's Clementine Atlas (you shall need a powerful magnifying glass to see it on this printed page!).
- Although washed-out because of the proximity of the sun's bright retro-reflection, it (Morley) is also seen on frames AS16-P-5168 and AS16-P-5173. On these two frames it is not necessary to scroll rightward because Morley is already visible near the screen's right margin!
- Research orbital Apollo 16 photography: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 80B1) LAC map Geologic map LTO map


Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 2.25 km

- A tiny bright speck of high-albedo material (possibly a small bright ray-craterlet) is noticeable on the western part of Morley's floor. This tiny bright speck inside Morley could be a good test object for those who want to make webcam images of the region around Maclaurin during local noon light (the absence of shadows).- DannyCaes Apr 25, 2011


Edward Williams; American chemist (1838-1923).
  • This replacement name (Morley) for a formerly lettered crater was introduced on LTO-80B1 (for which it served as the chart title). - JimMosher
  • For the Michelson-Morley experiment, see the nomenclature section at Michelson.

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About the Michelson-Morley experiment, see: Mysterious Universe, a handbook of astronomical anomalies (William R. Corliss, The Sourcebook Project, 1979), COSMOS (Carl Sagan, 1980).