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Lat: 14.4°S, Long: 129.2°W, Diam: 86 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)

Ioffe_LROC.pngimage source LRO WAC


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Frame 20, made by Zond 8, shows Ioffe near the frame's left margin, at the same height as the frame's central cross. Ioffe is the pronounced crater with the typical "Langrenus" look.
Research: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 89D4) USGS Digital Atlas PDF


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  • According to Wikipedia's List of Man-made Objects on the Moon, the unmanned probe Ranger 4 impacted straight upon the southwestern part of Ioffe's rim. The coordinates however (15.5° South/ 130.7° West) don't seem to correspond Wikipedia's page Ranger 4, which shows 229.3° EAST, not WEST (february 2014). - DannyCaes Feb 22, 2014


  • Abram Feodorovich Ioffe (October 29, 1880 - October 14, 1960) was a Russian physicist. Ioffe researched electromagnetism, radiology, features of crystals, physics of high impact, thermoelectricity, photoelectricity, and was a leading force in building new research laboratories for radioactivity, superconductivity, and nuclear physics.
  • The name Ioffe is sometimes mentioned as Joffe.

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