The Far Side of the Moon - A Photographic Guide

von: Charles Byrne

Springer-Verlag, 2007

ISBN: 9780387732060 , 215 Seiten

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The Far Side of the Moon - A Photographic Guide


 

Preface

5

Table of Contents

8

The Far Side of the Moon

11

1.1. The Far Side Unknown: A Mystery

11

1.2. The Far Side Revealed: A New Mystery

11

1.3. The Current View of the Far Side

11

1.4. Mystery Resolved? The Near Side Megabasin

13

The Spacecraft Missions and Images

15

2.1. Spacecraft Programs

15

2.2. The Images

16

The History of the Moon and Its Features

20

3.1. Origin of the Moon

20

3.2. The Magma Ocean

20

3.3. Bombardment

20

3.4. The Near Side Megabasin

20

3.5. The South Pole-Aitken Basin

21

3.6. Impact Features: Craters and Basins

21

3.7. Mare Basalt

21

3.8. The Ages of the Lunar Features

22

Regions of the Far Side

24

4.1. The Western Far Side Region

24

4.2. The Korolev Basin Region

24

4.3. The South Pole-Aitken Basin and the South Polar Region

24

4.4. The Northwestern Far Side Region

24

4.5. The Eastern Far Side Region

24

4.6. The North Polar Region

24

4.7. The Orientale Limb Region

24

Nomenclature and Conventions of This Book

26

5.1. Identification of Named Features

26

5.2. Identification of Basins

26

5.3. Latitude and Longitude

26

5.4. Scale and Age

27

The Western Far Side Region: Earth- Rise, Tsiolkovskiy, Gagarin, and the Mendeleev Basin

28

6.1. Overview

28

6.2. Photos

28

The Korolev Basin Region

61

7.1. Overview

61

7.2. Photos

61

The South Pole-Aitken Basin and the South Polar Region

70

8.1. Overview

70

8.2. Clementine

70

8.3. Clementine and Lunar Orbiter Coverage

70

The Northwestern Far Side Region: The Moscoviense Basin

104

9.1. Overview

104

9.2. The Moscoviense Basin

104

9.3. Photos

104

The Eastern Far Side Region: Birkhoff to Hertzsprung

134

10.1. Overview

134

10.2. The Birkhoff Basin

134

10.3. The Hertzsprung Basin

134

10.4. Rayed Craters

134

10.5. Photos

134

The North Polar Far Side Region

170

11.1. Overview

170

11.2. The Western Far Side Limb ( Eastern Near Side Limb)

170

11.3. Bel’kovich K, a Copernican Crater

170

11.4. Clementine Mosaics

170

The Orientale Limb Region

182

12.1. Overview

182

12.2. The Crater Hausen

182

12.3. Radial Profile of the Orientale Basin

182

12.4. Photos

182

The Near Side Megabasin

204

13.1. How the Far Side Differs from the Near Side and Why

204

13.2. Impact Basin Models: The Search for the Source of the Far Side Crust

204

13.3. The Near Side Megabasin and its Effects on the Far Side

206

13.4. The South Pole-Aitken Basin and its Effects on the Near Side

208

13.5. Thickness of the Crust

208

13.6. Parameters of the Near Side Megabasin

209

13.7. Asymmetry of the Center of Mass

209

13.8. Heavy Element Anomalies

209

13.9. Summary

210

Glossary

211

References

213

Cleaning the Scanning Artifacts-from Lunar Orbiter Photos

214

A.1. Nature of the scanning artifacts

214

A.2. A program to clean the artifacts

214

A.3. Summary

216

General Index

217

Index of Annotated Features

219

Index of Far Side Features that are not Annotated

223

Index of Photographs

224