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Lat: 55.1°S, Long: 164.5°W, Diam: 64 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)



Left Modified image from the Apollo Footprint Viewer. Right Color-coded LAC 133 from the USGS Digital Atlas


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  • A low-angle LROC view of Bhabha showing most of the crater's interior (other than the tops of the central peaks) in shadow.


(LAC zone 133A4) USGS Digital Atlas PDF


Bhabha lies close to the central regions of the South Pole Aitken Basin (SPA-B) -- a 2500 kilometre-wide basin of the pre-Nectarian period (~ 4.6 to 3.92 bn years) whose centre is approximately at 54.2S, 168.7W. Aged as Nectarian (~ 3.92 to 3.85 bn years), the crater looks relatively fresh with sharp-looking terraced walls all around -- except for its eastern section where the rim has been altered by movement of material (or is it impact-related?). The floor is flat showing signs of a dark-ish material in the south-eastern portion, and the whole inner area is topped off with a series of cental peaks that open towards the north. - JohnMoore2

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Additional Information


  • Named for Homi Jehangir (1909-1966), an Indian physicist.
  • This name was introduced into the IAU nomenclature in the long list of farside names published in Menzel, 1971.

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Bhabha sinks into the shadows.

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