Al-Khwarizmi-King Basin(unofficial name)
(description of terms and most numeric basin data from Wood, C.A. (2004) Impact Basin Database)
|Certainty of Existence
||Wilhelms Age Group
||250, 590 km
- Discovered by El-Baz & Wilhelms (1973, 1977)
- Basins filled with maria are named for the mare, and basins that were previously recognized as craters still bear the crater name. Basins located between craters have the names of the two opposite craters with a hyphen in between, in this case Al-Khwarizmi and King.
- The name Al-Khwarizmi was originally proposed by El-Baz (1973) to signify the entire basin, but adopted by the IAU as the name for a crater within it. El-Baz suspected the existence of a 1000-km diameter ring as well as the two mentioned above.
- El-Baz, Farouk. 1973. Al-Khwarizmi: A New-Found Basin on the Lunar Far Side. Science, Volume 180, Issue 4091, pp. 1173-1176
- Don E. Wilhelms and Farouk El-Baz. 1977. Geologic Map of the East Side of the Moon. U.S. Geological Survey map I-948.