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(formerly Ulugh Beigh E)

Lat: 32.9°N, Long: 87.7°W, Diam: 43 km, Depth: 2.07 km, Rükl: 8

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Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 2.07 km
  • The shadows in LO-IV-189H, indicate a depth of about 1500 m deep. - Jim Mosher


  • Named for Francis William Aston (September 1, 1877 - November 20, 1945), a British chemist and physicist who won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his discovery, by means of his mass spectrograph, of isotopes, in a large number of non-radioactive elements, and for his enunciation of the whole-number rule".
  • This crater was known as Ulugh Beigh E (Catalog number 1897a) in the original IAU nomenclature of Named Lunar Formations, where that designation is attributed to Franz.
  • The replacement name Aston was given by Arthur and Whitaker in the Rectified Lunar Atlas (1963) and approved in IAU Transactions XIIB (1964).

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