|Lat: 17.2°N, Long: 99.7°E, Diam: 65 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)|
left: Clementine . right: LROC . Popov at center of image, Catena Dziewulski at uper right .
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- Aleksandr Stepanovich Popov; Russian physicist, engineer (1859-1905)
- C. Popov; Bulgarian astronomer (1880-1966).
- Discovered in Lunik 3 imaging of farside and named in Atlas of the Far Side of the Moon; approved by the IAU in 1961 (Whitaker, p 232).
- A pronounced valley west-northwest of Popov is unofficially called Vallis Popov by D.Caes.
More Discoveries from the Vault (the appearance of the pronounced valley west-northwest of Popov).