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Lat: 53.3°S, Long: 151.1°W, Diam: 55 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)

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left: LROC Baldet lies inside dark floor South Pole - Aitken Basin
right: Clementine UV-VIS Multispectral Mosaic: Mercator projection dynamically created by USGS lunar Web Map Service.


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  • Floor Fractured Crater (FFC) on the northern part of Baldet's floor. Isn't there a letter designation for this FFC? (Baldet A for example).- DannyCaes Aug 23, 2014


  • Fernand Baldet (March 16, 1885 - November 8, 1964) was a French astronomer. He worked with Count Aymar de la Baume Pluvinel observing Mars from the newly built observatory on Pic du Midi in 1909. The resulting photographs were so sharp, that they were able to disprove Percival Lowell's claim of geometrical canals on the planet's surface.
  • Name originally given by Lamech to a different (nearside) crater (Jules Baldet), moved to this one in 1970 (Whitaker, p 228).

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Baldet in the Sourcebook Project (William R. Corliss)

- Fernand Baldet might be (or might be not?) the same Baldet who's mentioned in the article Comets and Climatic Changes (Nature, 176:1152-1153, 1955); on page 535 of the book Mysterious Universe, a handbook of astronomical anomalies (William R. Corliss, The Sourcebook Project, 1979).