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Lat: 37.98°N, Long: 118.5°E, Diam: 75.72 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)

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Left: LROC WAC image (No. M119076229ME). Calibrated by LROC_WAC_Previewer.
Right: Colo-coded Lac 30 from USGS Digital Atlas//


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Cantor was also captured near the lower right corner of Apollo 16's Fairchild-camera photograph AS16-M-3002, which was made during Trans Earth Coast (TEC).
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(LAC zone 30C1) USGS Digital Atlas PDF


Cantor is a crater of the Late Imbrium period (3.85 to 3.74 bn years), and lies some 800 kilometres away from Mare Humboltianum to the north-west and, roughly, the same distance from Mare Moscoviense to the east -- both Nectarian (3.92 to 3.85 bn years) in age The crater's appearance looks relatively young with its sharp-ish rims, but overall its shape is more oval, or hexagonal, than your average round-looking crater -- due, no doubt, to the result of extended terracing effects in the north-south (less in the east-west) direction. The floor of Cantor has been altered into a series of hills and rises due to these events; with the central regions predominantly showing a broken set of peaks dis-conjoined.- JohnMoore2



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  • Georg; German mathematician (1845-1918)
  • Moritz; German mathematician (1829-1920).

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