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(formerly Vitruvius A)

Lat: 17.7°N, Long: 33.8°E, Diam: 18 km, Depth: 2.93 km, Rükl: 25

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Apollo 15's orbital oblique southward look at Gardner, captured in AS15-P-9285. Gardner is the distinct crater near the frame's leftward margin.
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Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

  • Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
    • Westfall, 2000: 2.93 km
    • Viscardy, 1985: 3 km
  • The shadow in LO-IV-073H indicates the height of the east wall varies from about 2,150 to 3,100 m above the floor (increasing to the north).
  • Gardner is on the north edge of an elevated area informally known as the "Gardner megadome".


  • Irvine Clifton; American physicist (1889-1972).
  • This replacement name for a formerly lettered crater was introduced on LTO-43D4. - Jim Mosher
  • Dale A. Gardner (1948-2014, NASA Space Shuttle astronaut).

LPOD Articles


A certain Gardner in the Sourcebook Project (William R. Corliss)

- In Mysterious Universe, a handbook of astronomical anomalies (1979) :
  • Page 669: Gardner's Hypothesis and the Michelson-Morley Experiment (J.L.Synge, Nature, 1952).

Note: I'm not a scientist, I'm just a dedicated explorer of biographies (of scientists) and I would like to know if this Gardner is the same as the IAU's (see Nomenclature section above).- DannyCaes Mar 21, 2015