North Massif

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North Massif (Apollo 17 site mountain name)

Lat: 20.4°N, Long: 30.8°E, Diam: 14 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 25

external image normal_Apollo_17_North_Massif-Sculptured_Hills_AS17-M-0597_LTVT.JPG


LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images Apollo Images

  • An assembled panorama by Mike Constantine shows the North Massif (left half of pan), the shadowed Wessex Cleft (centre), CDR Gene Cernan and the Lunar Roving Vehicle in front of the Sculptured Hills (right of centre), and the East Massif (extreme right).
  • AS17-144-21991 is a remarkable 500 mm Hasselblad of two boulder tracks on North Massif. See also page 297 of the article Exploring Taurus-Littrow in the National Geographic of september 1973, which shows a fragment (the boulder tracks) on photograph AS17-147-22549 (High Resolution!) Research: - DannyCaes Jan 1, 2008


(LAC zone 43D1) LAC map Geologic map LTO map


The Landing Site Name "North Massif" is plotted on Topophotomap 43D1/S1. A portion of it also appears on Site Traverses chart 43D1S2.

Description: Wikipedia

North Massif

Additional Information


  • Astronaut-named feature, Apollo 17 site.
  • A small crater up the slope of the western part (of the North Massif) seems to have been called Rondone. Another one at the base of the massif (near the Lee-Lincoln Scarp) seems to have been called Hanover. Also at the base of the (central part of the) North Massif is a crater once called Henson. Further up the slope of the North Massif (near the northern part of the Lee-Lincoln Scarp) is a crater once known as Jefferson (source: APOLLO 17 Preliminary Science Report).- DannyCaes May 5, 2014

LPOD Articles

A New Fault?


APOLLO OVER THE MOON; A VIEW FROM ORBIT, Chapter 3: The Terrae (Part 1), Figure 40 (North Massif), and 41 (boulder track on slope of North Massif).
EXPLORING THE MOON, The Apollo Expeditions (David M. Harland, Springer - 1999).