Rutherford (lunar crater)

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Rutherford crater AS16-M-1305.jpg
Oblique Apollo 16 image
Coordinates 10°42′N 137°00′E / 10.7°N 137.0°E / 10.7; 137.0Coordinates: 10°42′N 137°00′E / 10.7°N 137.0°E / 10.7; 137.0
Diameter 13 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 223° at sunrise
Eponym Ernest Rutherford

Rutherford is a small lunar impact crater that lies on the Moon's far side. It is located just to the north-northwest of the huge walled plain Mendeleev. To the east of Rutherford is the equally diminutive crater Glauber, and to the west-northwest lies Hoffmeister.

This crater has a roughly pear-shaped outline, with an elongated section at the north-northwestern end. The rim edge is well-defined and the inner walls are simple slopes that run down to the small interior floor.

Not to be confused with the Rutherfurd crater, another lunar crater located within the larger Clavius.


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