Rima Ariadaeus

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Rima Ariadaeus

Lat: 6.4°N, Long: 14.0°E, Length: 250 km, Depth: 0.48 km, Rükl: 34

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Description: Wikipedia

Rima Ariadaeus

Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Viscardy, 1985: 0.48 km


  • Named from nearby crater. (Ariadaeus)
  • Rima Ariadaeus (or an area near Rima Ariadaeus) was once known as Potamos. This was one of Felix Chemla Lamech's new names, but the I.A.U. did not accept that name.
  • Research Lamech's "Potamos": Ewen A. Whitaker and Danny Caes (August 2003, mail correspondence).

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  • Wood, C.A. 10/2005. The Straight Story on Linear Rilles. S&T 110(4):62-63
  • Mapping and Naming the Moon; a history of lunar cartography and nomenclature (Ewen A. Whitaker).
  • APOLLO OVER THE MOON; A VIEW FROM ORBIT, Chapter 6: Rimae (Part 3: Straight Rimae), Figure 217.
  • A Portfolio of Lunar Drawings (Harold Hill), pages 4, 5.