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Lat: 3.0°N, Long: 146.5°W, Diam: 92 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside), Nectarian

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left: Lunar Orbiter V . right: LROC . The smooth floor of Kibal´chich and neighbour dips, as well as the crater chains, are likely due to Orientale basin impact.


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Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information


  • Named for Nikolai Ivanovich Kibal'chich (1853 - April 3, 1881), a Russian revolutionary, the main explosive expert for Narodnaya Volya (the People's Will), and a rocket pioneer.
  • Kibal'chich was among the long list of farside names approved by the IAU in 1970 and published in Menzel, 1971.
  • In the planning for Apollo 8, the first manned circumlunar mission (1968), this crater (which did not then have an official name) was referred to informally as "Freeman" (source: Phil Stooke's LPOD).

LROC Articles

Article number 41: Bright Crater Rays and Boulders (250 m ray-craterlet north of Kibal'chich R).