Borel (crater)

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Borel crater AS17-P-2764.jpg
Apollo 17 image
Coordinates22°18′S 26°24′E / 22.3°S 26.4°E / -22.3; 26.4Coordinates: 22°18′S 26°24′E / 22.3°S 26.4°E / -22.3; 26.4
Diameter5 km
Depth1.0 km
Colongitude334° at sunrise
EponymF. E. E. Borel
Oblique Apollo 17 image of Borel

Borel is a tiny lunar impact crater located in the southeast part of Mare Serenitatis. To the northeast is the crater Le Monnier and to the southeast is the crater Abetti. Borel was previously identified as Le Monnier C before being named by the IAU.

Borel is between two wrinkly ridges, Dorsa Lister in the west and Dorsa Aldrovandi to the east.

This is a roughly circular, cup-shaped formation with inner floors that slope down to the midpoint of the crater. The interior has a higher albedo than the surrounding dark lunar mare.


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