Rupes Kelvin

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Rupes Kelvin, taken by Lunar Orbiter 4

Rupes Kelvin is an escarpment near Promontorium Kelvin on the near side of the Moon, at 27°18′S 33°06′W / 27.3°S 33.1°W / -27.3; -33.1. It is 86 km long. It takes its name from Promontorium Kelvin,[1] which was named after the Irish scientist, physicist and engineer William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rupes Kelvin". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
  2. ^ "Promontorium Kelvin". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program., accessed September 23, 2017

External links[edit]

  • Rupes Kelvin at Moon Wiki
  • Wood, Chuck (February 7, 2008). "Crossing the Kelvin Rectangular Block". Lunar Photo of the Day. - features the promontory