Fracastorius

April 26, 2009

Fracastorius is located in the east on the edge of the southern highlands, the most notable features being the Fracastorius and Piccolomini craters. To the northwest of this region lies part of the Mare Nectaris (Sea of Nectar).

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This region is named after the Venetian physician and scholar Girolamo Fracastoro (1500 AD). Hundreds of years before viruses were discovered, he claimed epidemic diseases were spread by tiny particles.


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Region Data
Name Fracastorius
Number 97
NW Corner 16° S 30° E
SE Corner 32° S 50° E
Raw Area* 1,072,000 km2
Visible Area* 739,000 km2
Visibility Factor* 69%
Minimum Bid $ 114,000 (USD)
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Photo of Fracastorius

Photo of Fracastorius

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