Farside Directory - Ridge Section 096

                                    Left.  Ridge Section 096; Right: Cropped 1200 dpi USGS color chart of Section 096                                            

Larger version of Region
USGS Chart 2030N-140160
Lunascan Quad of Sections 086, 087 096, 097
LRO  Wide Angle Camera 49 in pdf

24.7°N 152.5°E
Komarov is the subject of Ridge Section 096. Komarov is a 78 km wide lunar crater that lies across the southeastern edge of Mare Moscoviense (Section 95), on the northern hemisphere of the far side of the Moon. It is a complex feature with an irregular appearance. The northern rim of Komarov bulges outwards into the mare, giving the crater a pear shape. The regions around the northeastern and southern rims are rugged and uneven, and the crater floor in between has been resurfaced by lava flows that have completely submerged the western third of the interior. This surface is marked by a pattern of multiple rilles that run primarily in a north­south direction, but are cracked like a drying mud bed. Along the interior of the eastern rim is a cleft-like formation that curves along the inner rim. The northwestern rim has an outer rampart where it slopes down to the plain of the neighboring mare. The best image comes from the Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter with its Wide angle Camera (see LAC 49 WAC link above).  New information for this section comes in the form of YouTube videos regarding the controversial images of Titov, which is the crater within Mare Moscoviense at upper right. (Credit: Some of the information used in the section feature descriptions was obtained from Section096 and this directory was created by Fran Ridge and Ned Haskin of The Lunascan Project).

             USEFUL TOOLS:

Lunar Farside Chart [300 dpi] (NASA/LPI)
Farside Image Composite [1600 dpi] (NASA/LRO)
Farside-contour-map-gray2800.jpg (Bob Garfinkle) *

Mare Moscoviense, 277 km wide
Komarov, 78 km
Titov, 31 km

Lunar & Planetary Institute: (Atlas) (Photo Gallery)|0 (Komarov)|0 (Mare Moscoviense)  (Titov)

APOLLO IMAGES: (Apollo Image Atlas) (Mare Moscoviense)
No Apollo images of Komarov found



YOU TUBE FLYOVERS: (Komarov in 3D) (Titov)

RESEARCH UPDATES: (3D crater Titov)