Benedict (crater)

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Benedict crater AS16-M-0061.jpg
Apollo 16 image
Coordinates 4°24′N 141°30′E / 4.4°N 141.5°E / 4.4; 141.5Coordinates: 4°24′N 141°30′E / 4.4°N 141.5°E / 4.4; 141.5
Diameter 14 km
Depth 3.1 km
Colongitude 219° at sunrise
Eponym Francis G. Benedict
Oblique view from Apollo 11
Apollo 16 image of interior of Mendeleev. Benedict is along bottom edge. Fischer is above center, and Richards is in upper left. Harden is in lower right.

Benedict is a small, bowl-shaped crater that lies on the floor of the walled basin Mendeleev. It is located near the lunar equator on the far side of the Moon from the Earth.

This crater is circular in shape, with little appearance of wear. At the midpoint of the sloping inner walls is a small central floor. The higher albedo of the inner walls, compared to the surrounding terrain, indicates that this is a relatively young formation.