Rimae Maupertuis

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Rimae Maupertuis

Lat: 52.0°N, Long: 23.0°W, Length: 60 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 3

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LO-IV-140H The IAU name Rimae Maupertuis presumably includes the two prominent sinuous rilles in the lower part of this view which includes 14-km Maupertuis A (in the lower left) and 7-km Laplace L (at center right). The diameter given in the IAU Planetary Gazetteer is large enough to include 9-km La Condamine Q (to the upper left of center) and 6-km La Condamine P (which seems to be the upper end of the elongated depression to its upper right), so the name may include some of the other rille-like features as well.


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Rimae Maupertuis

Additional Information


- Named from nearby crater Maupertuis.
- Numbers 131, 133, and 138 in Debra Hurwitz's Atlas and Catalog of Sinuous Rilles.
- Not named on Chart 8 in the Times Atlas of the Moon.

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