Pupin (crater)

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Pupin crater AS15-M-1146.jpg
Apollo 15 image
Coordinates 23°48′N 11°00′W / 23.8°N 11.0°W / 23.8; -11.0Coordinates: 23°48′N 11°00′W / 23.8°N 11.0°W / 23.8; -11.0
Diameter 2 km
Depth 0.4 km
Colongitude 11° at sunrise
Eponym Michael I. Pupin

Pupin is a tiny lunar impact crater located in the eastern part of the Mare Imbrium. It lies to the southeast of the crater Timocharis, and was identified as Timocharis K prior to being renamed by the IAU. The mare near Pupin is otherwise devoid of significant impact craters, and is nearly featureless except for a faint dusting of ray material.

Despite its apparent diminutive size, Pupin is actually larger than the famous Barringer crater in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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