Avery (crater)

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Avery crater AS16-M-1609.jpg
Apollo 16 Mapping Camera image
Coordinates 1°24′S 81°24′E / 1.4°S 81.4°E / -1.4; 81.4Coordinates: 1°24′S 81°24′E / 1.4°S 81.4°E / -1.4; 81.4
Diameter 9 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 279° at sunrise
Eponym Oswald T. Avery

Avery is a small lunar crater located near the eastern limb of the Moon. This is a circular, bowl-shaped formation with a small interior floor. It lies near the western edge of Mare Smythii. To the east is the crater Haldane, and to the southwest is Carrillo. Gilbert lies to the southwest.

Avery was previously designated as Gilbert U before being named by the IAU in 1976.[1] It is named after the famous biomedical researcher Oswald Avery.


  1. ^ Avery, Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature, International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)