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Lat: 52.5°N, Long: 88.1°W, Diam: 51 km, Depth: 1.83 km, Rükl: 1, pre-Nectarian?

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LO-IV-188M The IAU-approved feature names in this medium resolution Lunar Orbiter view include: Volta, Repsold, Regnault, Stokes, Langley, Galvani, and Rimae Repsold.


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Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 1.83 km


  • Sir George Gabriel Stokes (August 13, 1819 – February 1, 1903) was an Irish mathematician and physicist, who at Cambridge made important contributions to fluid dynamics (including the Navier-Stokes equations), optics, and mathematical physics (including Stokes' theorem). He was secretary, then president of the Royal Society. He investigated the relation between the chemical composition and the optical properties of various glasses, with reference to the conditions of transparency and the improvement of achromatic telescopes.
  • The nomenclature of this region, which the LPL felt was vaguely identified in the IAU’s original Named Lunar Formations, was extensively modified, especially in connection with their Rectified Lunar Atlas (see Arthur’s report in IAU Transactions XIIB). Stokes is apparently a new name added for a previously unnamed feature. - Jim Mosher

Other craters named after Irish scientists:
Birmingham, John (1829 - 1884) - astronomer. Lunar location - 65.1N, 10.5W.
Hamilton, William Rowan (1805 - 1865) - mathematician. Lunar location - 42.8S, 84.7E.
Lindsay, Eric (1907 - 1974) - astronomer. Lunar location - 7.0S, 13.0E.
MacLear, Thomas (1794 - 1879) - astronomer. Lunar location - 10.5N, 20.1E.
Mallet, Robert (1810 - 1881) - seismologist, engineer. Lunar location - 45.4S, 54.2E.
Pentland, Joseph Barclay (1797 - 1873) - geographer. Lunar location - 64.6S, 11.5E.
Robinson, John Thomas Romney (1792 - 1882) - physicist, astronomer, meteorologist. Lunar location - 59.0N, 45.9W.
Rosse, William Parsons (1800 - 1867) - astronomer. Lunar location - 17.9S, 35.0E.
Sabine, Edward (1788 - 1883) - physicist. Lunar location - 1.4N, 20.1E.
Stoney, George Johnstone (1826 - 1911) - physicist. Lunar location - 55.3S, 156.1W.

Other features that may be Irish-related:
Kathleen (Irish feminine name). Lunar location - 25.24N, 0.7W.

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