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Lat: 31.1°N, Long: 100.5°E, Diam: 141 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside), pre-Nectarian

external image normal_richardson-clem1.jpgRichardson.jpg
left:Clementine . right: LROC . Richardson is the crescent-shaped crater at center, overlaped by sequentially younger Maxwell and dark-floor Lomonosov; bright ray material from Giordano Bruno at upper edge of frame


LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images Apollo Images
- Warning: the LPI's list of Lunar Orbiter Images which show farside crater Richardson has nearside photograph IV-163-H1 in it (this photograph shows the Naumann/Schiaparelli region at the nearside plains of Oceanus Procellarum).- DannyCaes Aug 20, 2011
- Richardson was captured on Apollo 16's color-Hasselblad AS16-121-19445; near the lower part of the frame's left margin (the crater with the somewhat dark floor, "to the left" (south-southwest) of the bright ray-crater Giordano Bruno).
- A most interesting color-view of Richardson is Apollo 16's AS16-121-19434.
- Research Apollo 16 photography: Danny Caes.


(LAC zone 46B1) USGS Digital Atlas PDF


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Additional Information


  • Sir Owen Willans Richardson (April 26, 1879 - February 15, 1959) was a British quantum physicist, a professor and a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1928 "for his work on the thermionic phenomenon and especially for the discovery of the law named after him".
  • It's perhaps interesting to know that there was also Robert Shirley Richardson (April 22, 1902 - November 12, 1981), an American astronomer who was also known as Philip Latham (Richardson's pseudonym, as science fiction author). R.S.Richardson is mentioned in the Sourcebook Project of William R. Corliss (see Bibliography below, section Sourcebook Project).- DannyCaes Jan 18, 2015
  • Also interesting is the biography of Lewis Fry Richardson (October 11, 1881 - September 30, 1953), English mathematician, physicist, meteorologist, psychologist, and pacifist. L.F.Richardson is mentioned in Carl Sagan's COSMOS. - DannyCaes Mar 21, 2015

LPOD Articles


Robert Shirley Richardson (the American astronomer) in the Sourcebook Project (William R. Corliss)

- In Mysterious Universe, a handbook of astronomical anomalies (1979) :
  • Pages 109 and 119: A Review of some ALPO Venus studies (Dale P. Cruikshank, Strolling Astronomer, 1963).
  • Page 534: New Planet may be added to the Sun's family of nine (Science Newsletter, 1942).

Many Richardsons...

  • Another Richardson is mentioned on page 254 in the article Lunar Duststorms (David W. Hughes, Nature, 1975). Is this the same Richardson as the one mentioned above? (R.S.Richardson).- DannyCaes Mar 21, 2015