Thursday, Dec 19, 2013
World History Served Up Daily
latitude=36.8 N_or_S=S longitude=141.9 E_or_W=W diameter=34 km depth=Unknown colong=143 Lovell is a small lunarcrater that lies across the eastern edge of the walled plain Apollo, on the far side of the Moon. It has a somewhat irregular shape, with outward bulges to the north and west. The rim is sharp-edged, with some slight wear along the northwestern bend. The featureless inner walls slope directly down to the uneven interior floor. The crater is named for Apollo astronaut Jim Lovell. By convention these features are identified on lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater midpoint that is closest to Lovell.