Dorsa Dana

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Dorsa Dana - in the northeastern part of Mare Smythii

Lat: 2.26°N, Long: 89.6°E, Length: 82.31 km, Height: km, Rükl: (farside)

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LO-I-016M The probable extent of Dorsa Dana is indicated by the white arrows in this Lunar Orbiter view of the floor of Mare Smythii. The ridge in the lower right is part of Dorsum Cloos.

  • The incomplete ring-shaped formation near the left margin of the above orbital photograph is the LTO's Pirandello, of which the location is immediately eastward of the IAU's Peek (out of frame to left). Both formations were frequently photographed during the mission of Apollo 11 (they are visible on the pre-docking photographs which show the approaching Ascent Stage of LM Eagle).- DannyCaes Jan 10, 2010


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There is a certain Dana mentioned in the footnotes on page 83 in T.W.Webb's Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes (Volume 1; chapter The Moon). Could this have been James Dwight Dana? - DannyCaes Jun 17, 2015

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