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Lat: 63.6°S, Long: 30.1°E, Diam: 77 km, Depth: 3.58 km, Rükl: 74, pre-Nectarian

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Eric Roel; Mutus is the crater at the bottom left.


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Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) MUTUS.--A fine but foreshortened walled plain, 51 miles in diameter. There are two ring-plains of about equal size on the floor, one on the N., and the other on the S. side. The wall on the E. rises to nearly 14,000 feet above the interior.

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Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 3.58 km
  • Viscardy, 1985: 3.7 km
  • Cherrington, 1969: 2.89 km

What was the "mechanism" of the creation of Mutus W? See: (were there two impacts involved?).


  • Vicente Mut (or Muth) Armengol (1614 - ca. 1687) was a Spanish Writer, lawyer, solider and astronomer. He studied the sciences, but emphasized the field of astronomy, elaborating on works of many other notable astronomers.
  • Named by Riccioli (1651)

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