|Lat: 17.9°S, Long: 108.2°E, Diam: 151 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside), Nectarian|
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- There seems to be some sort of confusion at the LPI's list of Apollo 12's orbital photographs of Hilbert. Several Hasselblad frames (of A12) show the caption Hilbert, while the depicted crater is, in fact, Einthoven (of which the location is 13 degrees northward of Hilbert).
- AS12-54-7961 is one of those so-called photographs of Hilbert (in fact, this photograph shows the southern half of Einthoven).
Research and discovery of error: Danny Caes
- Apollo 15's orbital Hasselblad AS15-88-11985 shows Hilbert at right, Kondratyuk at left. The crater in the upper right corner is Alden C. Looking south. The red and blue streaks near the lower left corner and the left margin are internal reflections. Research: David Woods (Apollo 15 Flight Journal) and - DannyCaes Dec 14, 2007
- Named for David Hilbert (January 23, 1862 – February 14, 1943), a German mathematician, recognized as one of the most influential and universal mathematicians of the 19th and early 20th centuries. He invented or developed a broad range of fundamental ideas, in invariant theory, the axiomatization of geometry, and with the notion of Hilbert space, one of the foundations of functional analysis. Hilbert and his students supplied significant portions of the mathematical infrastructure required for quantum mechanics and general relativity. He is also known as one of the founders of proof theory, mathematical logic and the distinction between mathematics and metamathematics.
- Hilbert was among the long list of farside names approved by the IAU in 1970 and published in Menzel, 1971.
- In the planning for Apollo 8, the first manned circumlunar mission (1968), this crater (which did not then have an official name) was referred to informally as "Lovell", a name subsequently approved for use in connection with a completely different farside crater (see: Phil Stooke's LPOD).
- Don't confuse the name Hilbert with Gilbert (a crater on the moon's near side, at the eastern libration zone).- DannyCaes Aug 16, 2010