(formerly Kästner F)
Lat: 9.2°S, Long: 80.4°E, Diam: 18 km, Depth: 3.17 km, Rükl: 49
LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images Apollo Images
- For an oblique NORTHWARD looking view at Black and its sunlit inner slopes and floor, scroll all the way toward the right margins of Apollo 15's orbital ITEK-panoramic frames AS15-P-10042 and AS15-P-10047.
- For an oblique SOUTHWARD looking view at Black and its sunlit inner slopes and floor, one doesn't have to scroll because Black is noticeable near the left margins of Apollo 15's orbital ITEK-panoramic frames AS15-P-9747 and AS15-P-9752.
Research: Danny Caes.
- Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
Westfall, 2000: 3.17 km
- Included on the ALPO list of banded craters
- Joseph Black (April 16, 1728 – December 6, 1799) was a Scottish physicist and chemist, known for his discoveries of latent heat, specific heat, and carbon dioxide. He was a founder of thermochemistry who developed many pre-thermodynamics concepts, such as heat capacity, and was the mentor for James Watt. In 1761, he discovered that when ice melts it absorbs heat without changing temperature. From this he concluded that the heat must have combined with the ice particles and become latent. This discovery was perhaps his most important, and the one on which his scientific fame chiefly rests. He also showed that different substances have different specific heats.
- This replacement name for a formerly lettered crater appears on LTO-81C1. - Jim Mosher