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PYTHAGORAS

In this section of the Moon, close to the northern margin of the visible disk, Sinus Roris borders on Mare Frigoris.
The crater Pythagoras dominates its surroundings with its terraced walls and central mountain.

 

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Age of Moon: d. 9

Section 02

RELEVANT FEATURES

  • Anaximander - 68 km
    [66.9N, 51.3W]
    Anaximander, c.610-546 BC.
    Greek philosopher of Miletus.
    Crater (68 km).
  • Babbage - 144 km
    [59.5N, 56.8W]
    Charles Babbage, 1792-1871.
    English mathematician and inventor of a calculating machine.
    Large crater (144 km).
  • Bianchini - 38 km - h. 3005 m
    [48.7N, 34.3W]
    Francesco Bianchini, 1662-1729.
    Italian astronomer.
    Crater (38 km).
  • Boole - 63 km
    [63.7N, 87.4W]
    George Boole, 1815-1864.
    English mathematician.
    Crater (63 km).
  • Bouguer - 23 km - h. 2500 m
    [52.3N, 35.8W]
    Pierre Bouguer, 1698-1758.
    French hydrographer, geodesist, and astronomer.
    Crater (23 km).
  • Carpenter - 60 km - h. 2600 m
    [69.4N, 50.9W]
    James Carpenter, 1840-1899.
    English astronomer.
    Crater (60 km).
  • Cremona - 85 km
    [67.5N, 90.6W]
    Luigi Cremona, 1830-1903.
    Italian mathematician.
    Crater (85 km).

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  • Desargues - 85 km
    [70.2N, 73.3W]
    Gerard Desargues, 1593-1662.
    French mathematician and engineer.
    Crater (85 km).
  • Foucault - 23 km - h. 2100 m
    [50.4N, 39.7W]
    Leon Foucault, 1819-1868.
    French physician and physicist.
    First demonstration of the rotation of the Earth on its axis (Foucault pendulum).
    Crater (23 km).
  • Harpalus - 39 km - h. 2850 m
    [52.6N, 43.4W]
    Harpolus, c. 460 BC.
    Greek astronomer.
    Ray crater (39 km).
  • Horrebow - 24 km - h. 2500 m
    [58.7N, 40.8W]
    Peder Horrebow, 1679-1764.
    Danish mathematician and physicist.
    Crater (24 km).
  • J. Herschel - 156 km - h. 3770 m
    [62.1N, 41.2W]
    John Herschel, 1792-1871.
    English astronomer, son of William Herschel.
    Disintegrated large crater (156 km).
  • la Condamine -37 km
    [53.4N, 28.2W]
    Charles M. de la Condamine, 1701-1774.
    French physicist and astronomer.
    Crater (37 km).
  • Maupertuis - 46 km
    [49.6N, 27.3W]
    Pierre Louis de Maupertuis, 1698-1759.
    French mathematician and astronomer.
    Ruined crater (46 km).
  • Pythagoras - 130 km - h. 4800 m
    [63.5N, 62.8W]
    Pythagoras, c. 580-500 BC.
    Founder of a Greek school of philosophy and science. Transition from flat to spherical Earth.
    Very prominent complex crater (130 km).
  • Robinson - 24 km - h. 1370 m
    [59.0N, 45.9W]
    John T. R. Robinson, 1792-1882.
    Irish astronomer and physicist.
    Crater (24 km).
  • South - 108 km
    [57.7N, 50.8W]
    James South, 1785-1867.
    English astronomer.
    Ruined crater (108 km).