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  Montes Apenninus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
To the west of these mountains is a narrow gap where Mare Imbrium in the north joins Mare Insularum to the south.
Further to the west are the Montes Carpatus mountains.
From Eratosthenes, the mountains form an arcing chain that gradually bends from east to northeast, ending at Promontorium Fresnel at about latitude 29.5° N. Here is another gap where the Mare Imbrium to the west joins the Mare Serenitatis to the east.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Montes_Apenninus   (346 words)

 Apennine Mountains
The Apennine Mountains stretch 1000 km from the north to the south of Italy along its east coast, forming the spine of the country.
The mountains are mostly green and wooded, although the highest peak, Corno Grande (2912 m), is covered by a glacier.
There is also a range of mountains on the Moon called the Apennine Mountains, beside the Mare Imbrium on which the Apollo 15 spacecraft landed.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ap/Apennine_mountains.html   (155 words)

 The Moon - discussed on AstronomyToday
Earthshine is seen during the moon's crescent phases when the moon is nearly in line with the sun and the earth, evening or morning.
A ring of sunlight circles the moon during an annular (ring) eclipse because the moon is at its greatest distance from the earth.
The temperature of the moon's surface varies 500 degrees, from 225 degrees to -275 degrees.
www.astronomytoday.com /forum/viewtopic.php?t=341   (932 words)

 Peter Lloyd's Lunar Pictures (NW)
This is a mosaic of the north polar region of the Moon.
This is the north-western limb of the Moon.
The mountains to the north are the Jura.
homepage.ntlworld.com /peter.lloyd3/Moon/Craters/NorthWest.html   (1639 words)

 Major landmarks on the moon
This is a vast area in the northern hemisphere of the moon.
Apennine Mountains: These mountains are named after the Apennine Mountains in Italy.
Haemus Mountains: This mountain chain is located along the southern shore of the Sea of Serenity.
www.scopes-and-optics.com /major-landmarks-on-the-moon.html   (610 words)

 NASA's Solar System Exploration: Science & Technology: Maximum Impact
Copernicus Crater, 93 kilometers in diameter, is one of the youngest and freshest impact craters on the nearside of the Moon.
Schrodinger is one of the youngest, freshest impact basins on the Moon.
The Apennine Mountains, which form part of the main rim of the Imbrium impact basin, are prominent in the center of the photograph.
solarsystem.nasa.gov /scitech/display.cfm?ST_ID=25   (1607 words)

 Solar System, Earth's "Moon" Page
The average distance from the Moon to the Earth based upon "American Ephemeris" is 238,857 miles.
The surface gravity is 1/6 that of Earth, because the Moon's mass is equal to 1/81 that of the Earth.
The mountainous areas of the Moon are scattered with huge craters.
www.star-fox.com /moonpage.html   (257 words)

 Moon Photo Page
The Apennine Mountains are one of the largest mountain ranges on the Moon.
Northwest of the crater Tycho is the Marsh of Diseases!
They are filled with lava that flowed across the moon and filled the lower areas of the moon billions of years ago.
www.pa.msu.edu /people/frenchj/moon/index2.html   (823 words)

 The 3-D Moon
The Moon's surface has been heavily pitted with micrometeorite craters and covered by a layer of dust and debris from surrounding craters.
The Montes Haemus (Haemus Mountains) at the southwestern highland edge of the Mare Serenitatis Basin.
The Apennine mountains, to the right, form part of the southwest rim of the huge Imbrium impact basin and stand up to 2 miles (3km) above the surface.
starryskies.com /The_sky/events/lunar-2003/3dmoon.html   (1129 words)

 Apollo 15 Lunar Samples   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Apollo 15 landed in Mare Imbrium at the base of the Apennine Mountains, which form part of the rim of the Imbrium impact basin.
The Apennine Mountains were pushed up by the Imbrium basin impact.
This rock is now known as "Genesis Rock." Early in the Moon's history, there was a stage known as the magma ocean in which the Moon's outer layers were molten.
www.lpi.usra.edu /expmoon/Apollo15/A15_sampact.html   (869 words)

 Inconstant Moon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The Imbrium system - the second of the Moon's four geological phases - began 3.9 billion years ago with the formation of the Imbrium Basin after which it is named, and ended 3.6 billion years ago.
The Apennines, together with several other of the Moon's most spectacular mountain ranges, are formed of layered breccias thrown up by that same impact, which may have been caused by a decaying lunar satellite.
The full size original of this and other lunar images, with additional narratives, may be seen at his Lunar Homepage.
www.minervatech.u-net.com /moon/img_apen_re.htm   (90 words)

 Mark's Astrophotography - Moon - Zone 4
The Apennine Mountains are part of the Mare Imbrium basin.
On the other side of the mountains from Joy is Hadley Rille which is not evident in this photo.
This is indeed a crater on the top of this peak and suggests the mountain is of volanic origin (L46).
home.kc.rr.com /marksastropix/moon/zone4.html   (483 words)

 Waxing February Moon
The mountains and craters near the terminator are highly pronounced due to the shadows.
The arc of mountains in the upper left of the Feb. 17 image are the Apennine mountains with Mare Imbrium half obscured by the terminator left of the Apennines.
The moon was nearly full in the Feb. 22 image when the sun is illuminating the moon from almost behind the observer.
www.warren-wilson.edu /~physics/PhysPhotOfWeek/20050304Moon   (329 words)

 Mountains of the Moon - with the Lunar Module Falcon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The Apennine Mountains are on the horizon, about three miles behind.
We are near the eastern edge of Mare Imbrium, the dark circular sea that forms the right eye of the man in the Moon when we view it from Earth.
Dave would later say, "These mountains were never quickened by life, never assailed by wind or rain, they loom still and serene, a tableau of forever.
www.alanbeangallery.com /mountains-story.html   (245 words)

 Geotimes - August 2000: The Making of Lunar Explorers
It was 1961, and John F. Kennedy challenged the nation to reach the moon before the end of the decade.
His ashes were made to crash land on the moon last year aboard the Lunar Orbiter.) Working as a USGS geologist in the 1950s, he showed how Meteor Crater had formed by the impact of a meteorite, and he estimated the size, mass and terminal velocity of the impacting object.
Situated on a mare plain at the foot of the Apennine Mountains, this site was the only one near the edge of a sinuous rille, Rima Hadley, longest of the moon’s winding canyons apparently produced by swiftly moving, highly fluid lava.
www.geotimes.org /aug00/lunarfeature.html   (2376 words)

 Moon's Gallery
Apollo 15 was the fifth spacecraft (fourth accomplished) and the first of the J-series Apollo missions designed to land humans on the moon.
The lunar landing site for the 12-day scientific mission was the Hadley Rille-Apennine mountain region at 26 deg 06 min 54 sec N, 3 deg 39 min 30 sec E on the lunar surface.
Hadley Delta and the Apennine Front are in the background to the left.
www.penpal.ru /astro/Apollo15.shtml   (1088 words)

 Apollo Expeditions to the Moon
Scott and Irwin spent nearly 67 hours on the Moon's surface, and were the first to use a wheeled surface vehicle, the Rover, to inspect a wide variety of geological features.
The Moon's crustal rocks, rich in the calcium and aluminum silicate plagioclase, are broken extensively near the surface but more coherent at depths from 15 to 40 miles.
This sample, 70017, is identified in its documentation photograph by the number of the counter and by the B orientation code.
www.apolloexplorer.co.uk /books/sp-350/ch-14-4.html   (1595 words)

 Moon CCD Imaging   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
In most cases the moon is the entry level target for CCD astrophotography and judging by the results that the novice atrophotographer, as is my case, can achieve a very rewarding one.
The gibbous moon on the top was shooted with a Celestron 80 mm "short tube" refractor (f/4).
The Mare Frigoris is the dark flat lava surface in the center image, the two big craters are Aristoteles (in the south shore of the sea) and Eodoxus (south of Aristoteles).
www.qsl.net /kc2hax/astro/moon/moon_ccd_imaging.htm   (1175 words)

 BBC ON THIS DAY | 1 | 1971: Apollo 15 finds rock from birth of Moon
The so-called Genesis rock was found by lunar module pilots David Scott and James Irwin when they dug into the slope of Spur crater, on the flank of the Apennine Mountains.
They were there on the second "moon safari", travelling for the first time in a custom-built lunar rover vehicle.
All the astronauts' movements were followed in a live colour television transmission with unprecedented images of the Moon's highlands.
news.bbc.co.uk /onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/1/newsid_4101000/4101579.stm   (628 words)

 ASP: The Surface of the Moon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
An interplanetary chunk headed toward the Moon is accellerated by the Moon's gravity; astronomers' calculations indicate that an object falling from deep space will have a minimum speed of about 5,000 mph on impact.
At that speed, the sudden collision of a meteoroid (as these cosmic pieces of debris are called) with the Moon's surface generates enough heat to vaporize much or all of itself and some of the ground it penetrates.
Craters larger than about 10 kilometers across often have central peaks, which are hills or mountains pushed up by pressure within the Moon when the weight of the rocks that were blasted away was removed.
www.astrosociety.org /education/publications/tnl/13/13.html   (1798 words)

 APOD: 2000 December 28 - Moon Mare and Montes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Explanation: This arresting image of the third quarter moon in the excellent skies above the Pine Crest Farm Observatory, Dell Prairie, Wisconsin, was recorded with a 24 inch telescope and digital camera on October 19.
Notable at the northern edge of the Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) is the 95 kilometer wide dark crater Plato, while the dramatic straight "cut" to the right of Plato, (toward the terminator) is the Vallis Alpes (Alpine Valley).
The long, graceful arc of the lunar Montes Apenninus (Apennine Mountains) in the lower portion of the image sweeps southward along the boundary of the mare toward the left and ends near the bright ray crater
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap001228.html   (193 words)

 Around Central Florida - The moon?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The moon also is big enough for huge steerable radio telescopes, bigger than the steerable dishes at the Very Large Array in New Mexico, Taylor says, hardly able to contain his excitement.
The Moon was created when a rock the size of Mars slammed into Earth, shortly after the solar system began forming about 4.5 billion years ago, according to the leading theory.
The Moon's heavily cratered surface is the result of intense pummeling by space rocks between 4.1 billion and 3.8 billion years ago.
www.cfl.rr.com /features/moon   (3988 words)

 Moon Gallery
The Moon, 2002 August 18, 1-second direct exposure at f/10 on 35-mm Kodak Gold 100 film, with the 4"x5" print scanned at 600 dpi, resampled, and reduced by 50% by F. Ringwald.
NOT the Bridge on the Moon: This image shows that the "Bridge on the Moon," at the western edge of Mare Crisium, is an optical illusion, with sunlight shining right through it.
The 42-hour-old Moon, 2005 March 11 at 7:36 p.m., 1/15-second exposure with a Canon-EOS 300D Digital Rebel AstroCamera (modified for astrophotography by Hutech) at ASA 400 through the 16-inch LX200 telescope and a Meade focal reducer at f/3.3, by F. Ringwald.
zimmer.csufresno.edu /~fringwal/moon-gallery.html   (826 words)

 HistoryLink Encyclopedia Search Results
Apollo is sent hurtling on the 238,000-mile trip to the moon by 7.5 million pounds of thrust from the Boeing-built S-1C first stage booster of the Saturn V launch vehicle, the largest American rocket ever constructed.
Seattle native Dick Gordon orbits the moon on November 18, 1969.
Lunar Rover drives on the moon during Apollo 15 mission on July 31, 1971.
www.historylink.org /results.cfm?keyword=apollo   (444 words)

It is typical of the highly cratered, ancient terrae or uplands that occupy nearly 85 percent of the Moon's surface.
The large terra mass in the foreground is Montes Riphaeus, which consist of the unflooded remnants of the rim of a large basin and the rims of two or three inundated craters.
The Caucasus Mountains are on the upper right horizon, with Mare Serenitatis off the image on their right and Mare Imbrium on their left.
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/pao/History/SP-362/ch2.htm   (4287 words)

 Apennine Mountains and Craters on the Moon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
This picture was taken in February 1984 with the 216mm f/5 Newtonian with 7mm orthoscopic eyepiece into a Zenit SLR camera.
It clearly shows the Apennine Mountains and the nearby craters which stand out in relief against the lunar plains.
This shows that the Moon must have been subjected to bombardment over a long period of time.
www.t.gouldstone.btinternet.co.uk /moonmts.htm   (96 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Winter Moon I am the Mogul's son, priveleged to dwell atop a world entombed in megalithic towers, so huge and tightly packed that "Sun" and "Sky" are legends to the masses.
He is beyond this Earth, this world devoid of ore and rock from which to build the buildings higher.
The Moon is Man's new quarry, mined, stripped, furrowed, plowed smooth of hills.
www.scottspeck.com /writing/poetry/winter_moon.html   (169 words)

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Actually, the "face" is that of a Woman in the Moon because the Moon is a female object.
Now, the next time the Moon is full or nearly full, take a pencil or other drawing tool and your paper outside and draw the Moon.
When most people think of the Moon, they often think of space exploration, because the Moon was the first serious target of our desire to leave our home the Earth.
darkskyinstitute.org /moon.html   (639 words)

 Exploration of the Moon
It was tracked to the Moon by Jodrell Bank radio telescope in Britain, which was the only way to verify that it had actually reached the Moon (at one stage, both the USSR and America had been seriously considerinf exploding a nuclear bomb on the Moon to show that they had actually reached there).
Landed in the Hadley-Apennine region, near the Apennine Mountains (Mare Imbrium).
They found samples of the original moon surface (up until then all that had been recovered was basalt, which is of volcanic origin).
bdaugherty.tripod.com /moon/exploration.html   (1873 words)

 Luna's (Earth's Moon) Thermal Environment
The thermal environment in orbit around the moon is similar to that of Mercury's since there is no atmosphere.
The infrared load from the hot mountains influenced temperatures of the equipment by at least 10C which is the order of magnitude uncertainty in thermal predictions due to other uncertainties.
Thus, the presence of mountains for lunar surface operations cannot be ignored.
www.tak2000.com /data/planets/luna.htm   (554 words)

 moon season   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The spot selected was at the foot of the Apennine Mountains, next to Hadley Rille.
A steep descent was necessary in order to clear the mountains - and the area had not been surveyed in such detail as the sites of previous landings.
As a result this was a tricky landing for Dave Scott, and the module ended up coming to rest at a 10° angle, with one leg in a crater.
www.channel4.com /science/microsites/M/moon/30july1971.html   (273 words)

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