Eötvös (crater)

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Eötvös
Coordinates 35°30′S 133°48′E / 35.5°S 133.8°E / -35.5; 133.8Coordinates: 35°30′S 133°48′E / 35.5°S 133.8°E / -35.5; 133.8
Diameter 99 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 227° at sunrise
Eponym Loránd Eötvös
Oblique view from Lunar Orbiter 3, facing south

Eötvös is the remains of a lunar crater on the far side of the Moon. It lies to the north-northwest of the walled plain Roche, and east-southeast of the equally ruined Bolyai.

Only the northwestern section of the crater's rim survives, the remainder now forming a battered, uneven circular rise. The rim is nearly non-existent along the southeast where it joins an uneven plain reaching the rim of Roche. Small craters lie along the rim to the northeast and one to the southwest. The interior floor is relatively level, but marked by a number of small craterlets as well as palimpsests, meaning circular rises in the surface that are now scarcely recognizable as craters.

Satellite craters[edit]

By convention these features are identified on Lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater midpoint that is closest to Eötvös.

Eötvös Latitude Longitude Diameter
B 33.0° S 134.8° E 22 km
D 34.4° S 136.1° E 16 km
E 34.5° S 138.1° E 23 km
F 35.8° S 136.2° E 21 km
T 35.3° S 130.8° E 15 km

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