Montes Riphaeus

April 26, 2009

The centrally located region of Montes Riphaeus encloses the small mountain range after which it is named as well as part the Mare Cognitum (Known Sea) and the Fra Mauro crater.

Geological Survey | Topographical Map

This region is named after Riphean Mountains mentioned in some ancient texts.


Region Map

Region Map

Region Data
Name Montes Riphaeus
Number 76
NW Corner 0° S 30° W
SE Corner 16° S 10° W
Raw Area* 1,162,000 km2
Visible Area* 1,065,000 km2
Visibility Factor* 92%
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Lunar landings in this area include Ranger 7 (10.35° S 20.58° W), Surveyor 3 (2.94° S 23.34° W), Apollo 12 (2.94° S 23.45° W) and Apollo 14 (3.67° S 17.46° W).

Photo of Montes Riphaeus

Photo of Montes Riphaeus

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