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Lat: 24.9°S, Long: 177.4°E, Diam: 76 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)

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left: Clementine . right. LROC . Nassau at center, Van de Graaff at left


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Frame 63, made by ZOND 8, shows Nassau just above the grey-white rectangle near the frame's upper right corner.
Research: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 104D2) LM map


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The lunar surface formation known as Nassau is located in (surrounded by) a dense field of swirls (as it is seen at LAC 104 in the Clementine Atlas of the Moon). At the south-southwestern part of Nassau's rim, a high-albedo region of swirls is noticeable.


Jason John Nassau (1892 – 1965) was an American astronomer. From 1924 until 1959 he was the director of the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Warner and Swasey Observatory in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a pioneer in the study of galactic structure. He also discovered a new star cluster, co-discovered 2 novae in 1961, and developed a technique of studying the distribution of red (M-class or cooler) stars.

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