Dirichlet-Jackson Basin

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Dirichlet-Jackson Basin

(unofficial name)
Lat: 14°N, Long: 158°W, Main ring diam: 470 km, Depth: km, Rukl:

external image normal_Dirichlet-Jackson_Basin_LIDAR_LTVT.JPG

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Left: Clementine LIDAR Altimeter texture from PDS Map-a-Planet remapped to north-up aerial view by LTVT. The red dot is the central position and the white circle is the main ring position - estimated from Chuck Wood's Impact Basin Database. Grid spacing = 10 degrees.
Right: LROC WAC image Centred on 180 degrees lunar longitude.


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Basin Classification

(description of terms and most numeric basin data from Wood, C.A. (2004) Impact Basin Database)

Certainty of Existence
Wilhelms Age Group
Ring Diameters
Mare Thickness

470 km


Additional Information

  • According to laser altimetry mapping by the Kaguya spacecraft the highest place on the Moon (10.75 km above the nominal lunar radius) lies along the south rim of this basin. Reported in Planetary Society Blog.


Basins filled with maria are named for the mare, and basins that were previously recognized as craters still bear the crater name. Basins located between craters have the names of the two opposite craters with a hyphen in between, in this case Dirichlet and Jackson.

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