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Tereshkova - at the western part of the rim of Mare Moscoviense

Lat: 28.4°N, Long: 144.3°E, Diam: 31 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)

external image normal_tereshkova-clem1.jpgTereshkova_LRO_WAC.jpg

left: Clementine Tereshkova is the large crater in the center. 24-km Tereshkova U is partially visible along the upper left margin. The younger 15-km diameter crater below Tereshkova is not named. The dark feature in the lower right corner is part of the floor of Mare Moscoviense.
right: LRO-WAC


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Additional Information


  • Named for Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (1937-Live), a Soviet cosmonaut and the first woman to fly in space. This is one of the few lunar features that was named for a living person.
  • This name is one of twelve honoring living U.S. and Soviet astronauts and cosmonauts approved by the IAU in 1970 and published in Menzel, 1971.
  • Danny Caes calls the system of wrinkle ridges on the western part of Mare Moscoviense (southwest of nearby Tereshkova) Dorsa Tereshkova.

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