Mons Gruithuisen Gamma
|Mons Gruithuisen Gamma|
Mons Gruithuisen Gamma (left) and Delta (right)
Lunar Orbiter 4 image
|Mountain type||Lunar dome|
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. At the crest is a small crater. This formation appears foreshortened when viewed from the Earth, and it has been described by Antonin Rukl as resembling an "upturned bathtub".
To the east lies the similar Mons Gruithuisen Delta (δ). Together they are often informally called the Gruithuisen domes.
- Cain, Fraser (July 31, 2006). "What’s Up this Week: July 31 – August 6, 2006". Universe Today.
- Mons Gruithuisen Gamma, Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature, International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
- Rukl, Antonin (2004). Atlas of the Moon. Sky Publishing. p. 201. ISBN 1931559074.
- Gruithuisen Domes - Constellation Region of Interest, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter article
- New Views of the Gruithuisen Domes, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter article
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