Cauchy Fault / Fossa Casals
(informal names; IAU name: Rupes Cauchy)
Lat: 9.0°N, Long: 37.0°E, Length: 120 km, Height: 342 m, Rükl: 36
- AS08-13-2344 is perhaps the most well-known and most frequently reproduced orbital Hasselblad of Cauchy and the nearby Rima Cauchy and Rupes Cauchy. This extraordinary photograph was included on pages 616-617 of the article "A Most Fantastic Voyage" by Lt. Gen. Sam C. Phillips (The Story of Apollo 8's Rendez-Vous with the Moon; National Geographic, May 1969). Research: Danny Caes
- Apollo 17's orbital panoramic ITEK-camera frames AS17-P-2994, 2996, and 2998 have wrong captions, because in these three frames it (Rupes Cauchy) is called "RILLE".- DannyCaes Jul 1, 2012
According to Wöhler and colleagues the maximum height of the scarp is 343 m and the steepest slope is 12°.
- Named after nearby crater. (Cauchy)
- Augustin Louis Cauchy (August 21, 1789 – May 23, 1857) was a French mathematician. He started the project of formulating and proving the theorems of calculus in a rigorous manner and was thus an early pioneer of analysis.
- Called Fossa Casals on Lunar Topographic Orthophotomap 61-A3.
Christian Wöhler, Raffaello Lena, Maria Teresa Bregante, Paolo Lazzarotti, Jim Phillips. Vertical Studies about Rupes Cauchy. Selenology 25, no. 1, pp. 7-12, 2006.