Mons Gruithuisen Gamma

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Mons Gruithuisen Gamma
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Mons Gruithuisen Gamma (left) and Delta (right)
Lunar Orbiter 4 image
Elevation 900 m
Listing Lunar mountains
Location
Location the Moon
Coordinates 36°36′N 40°30′W / 36.6°N 40.5°W / 36.6; -40.5
Geology
Type Lunar dome

Mons Gruithuisen Gamma (γ) is a lunar dome[1] that lies to the north of the crater Gruithuisen at the western edge of the Mare Imbrium. It is located at selenographic coordinates 36.6° N, 40.5° W.

This massif is shaped as a rounded dome in the surface, occupying a diameter of 20 km and climbing gently to a height of 900 meters.[citation needed] At the crest is a small craterlet. This formation appears foreshortened when viewed from the Earth, and it has been described by Antonin Rukl as resembling an "upturned bathtub".[2]

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  1. ^ Cain, Fraser (July 31, 2006). "What’s Up this Week: July 31 – August 6, 2006". Universe Today. 
  2. ^ Rukl, Antonin (2004). Atlas of the Moon. Sky Publishing. p. 201. ISBN 1931559074. 

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