Lat: 19.6°N, Long: 29.6°E, Length: 8 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 25
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- Rima Rudolf (once called Fossa Rudolf) was also captured on Apollo 17's orbital panoramic ITEK-camera frames AS17-P-2311 and 2316 (scroll to the central parts of both frames).
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German male name.
- According to NASA RP-1097, "Rima Rudolf" is a Minor Feature whose name was originally intended only for use in connection with Topophotomap 42C3/S3 (on which it is plotted).
- Seems to have been called Fossa Rudolf on the above mentioned topophotomap.- DannyCaes Sep 15, 2012
Rudolf and Rudolph
- This name (Rima Rudolf) should not be confused with RUDOLPH, which is a tiny craterlet very near the landing site of Apollo 17's LM Challenger. Rudolph (Apollo 17 crater) - "Named for the Christmas season's famous recent addition and most inspiring hero." Like craterlets Frosty, Punk, and Poppie, Rudolph is near the actual landing site. Rudolph was named for the storybook character, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The story was written in 1939 by Robert L. May at the request of his employer, Montgomery Ward &Co., which distributed 2.4 million copies to children that Christmas. In 1949, Johnny Marks wrote a song of the same name which was recorded by cowboy-singer Gene Autry and sold 8 million copies. It was, by far, the biggest hit of Autry's long career (source:APOLLO LUNAR SURFACE JOURNAL, Eric M. Jones).