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(previously Wallace B)

Lat: 20.19°N, Long: 4.55°W, Diam: 3.48 km, Depth: 0.77 km, Rükl: 22

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Apollo 17's orbital color Hasselblad AS17-153-23587 shows Huxley near the frame's lower left corner. Note the two domes to the north ("to the right") of Huxley.
Research: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 41D2) LAC map Geologic map LM map LTO map


This is another small crater that should never have been given a name. It had a perfectly good letter designation, and this crater is a disgrace to a giant of a scientist. It is a fresh simple crater with bright walls. - tychocrater Jul 16, 2007



Additional Information


  • Named for Thomas Henry Huxley PC, FRS (4 May 1825– 29 June 1895), an English biologist, known as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his advocacy of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
  • In the original IAU nomenclature of Named Lunar Formations, this previously unnamed crater was regarded as a satellite feature of Wallace and given the designation Wallace B (Catalog no. 1294b).
  • The former lettered name was replaced with Huxley for use as the title of LTO chart 41D2 (May 1974), where it is announced as "approved by the IAU." Although the name appears in the cumulative list of IAU Transactions XVB (1973), it is not clear precisely when it was approved (presumably 1973). Biographical information was unofficially reported in Ashbrook, 1974.

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