Nöther (crater)

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Nöther
Nöther crater 5006 h3.jpg
Oblique Lunar Orbiter 5 image, facing west
Coordinates66°36′N 113°30′W / 66.6°N 113.5°W / 66.6; -113.5Coordinates: 66°36′N 113°30′W / 66.6°N 113.5°W / 66.6; -113.5
Diameter67 km
DepthUnknown
Colongitude115° at sunrise
EponymEmmy Noether

Nöther is a lunar impact crater on the far side of the Moon. It is located in the far northern latitudes, to the northwest of the walled plain Poczobutt. About two crater diameters to the north-northwest of Nöther lies Niepce.

This is an old, eroded feature with an outer rim that has become round-shouldered and marked with several small craterlets. The inner wall is narrower along the northeastern side, while the southern half is the most heavily marked by impacts. The interior floor is nearly level and featureless, with only a small craterlet near the north-northeastern inner wall and a tiny crater in the south-southwest.

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 Nöther.

Nöther Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 69.3° N 112.1° W 29 km
E 67.6° N 105.1° W 47 km
T 66.3° N 121.5° W 44 km
U 67.6° N 123.4° W 36 km
V 68.9° N 122.4° W 26 km
X 68.9° N 116.8° W 30 km

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