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Lat: 10.3°S, Long: 164.5°W, Diam: 49 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside), Copernican

AS08-13-2245 from Apollo 8 Flight Journal, time 071:15:16


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AS08-13-2246 and AS08-13-2247, which also show Crookes, are the next orbital Hasselblads in Apollo 8's Magazine 13-E, following the above depicted photograph.- DannyCaes Feb 22, 2009
Close up of Crookes's chaotic floor: AS8-13-2318.


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  • Surrounded by dark ring (impact melt like Tycho) most evident to NE, width 0.7 crater diameter. [Kirata et al LPSC 30: 1350]
  • Central peak composition: GNTA1, GNTA2 & AT (Tompkins & Pieters, 1999)
  • TSI = 25, CPI = 15, FI = 20; MI =60 Smith and Hartnell, 1973
  • There are many arc-shaped crevasses on the floor of Crookes (see the LROC's Hi-Res NAC images).
  • A possible chain of depressions is noticeable at crater Crookes X (north-northwest of Crookes itself). An interesting orbital photograph of this possible chain is AS8-17-2673, made during the mission of Apollo 8.- DannyCaes May 16, 2010


Sir William Crookes, OM, FRS (17 June 1832 – 4 April 1919) was an English chemist and physicist. The work of William Crookes extended over both chemistry and physics. Its salient characteristic was the originality of conception of his experiments, and the skill of their execution.

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