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Karpinskiy - and Rimae Karpinskiy

Lat: 73.3°N, Long: 166.3°E, Diam: 92 km, Depth: 2.1 km, Rükl: (farside), Lower Imbrian

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The system of pronounced rilles on the floor of Karpinskiy doesn't seem to have an official name. Let's call it (or them) Rimae Karpinskiy.


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Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

  • TSI = 25, CPI = 20, FI = 25; MI =70 Smith and Hartnell, 1973 (CAW update)
  • Floor-fractured crater
  • Measures on LRO QuickMap show rim height very uneven, 2.1 about max depth


Alexander Petrovich Karpinsky (1846 – 1936) was a Russian and Soviet geologist and mineralogist. His main research was chiefly done in the Urals, and he completed the first geological map of European Russia. He was able to preserve much scientific equipment and many invaluable records during the Russian Revolution.
Rimae Karpinskiy (an unofficial name from D.Caes for the system of pronounced rilles on the floor of Karpinskiy).

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