Aristarchus

April 26, 2009

Aristarchus is located in the west in the Oceanus Procellarum (Ocean of Storms), the most notable feature being the Aristarchus crater.  It also includes the Delisle, Diophantus, Euler, Herodotus and a few other minor craters.  It contains a small mountain range called Montes Harbinger to the north rising 2000 meters above the low lands and a number of hills north of the Aristarchus crater, east of the Vallis Schröteri (Schröter’s Valley).

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This region is named after the Greek astronomer and mathematician Aristarchus, who, back in 200 BC, was the first to argue that the Sun, not the Earth, was at the center of our solar system (1800 years before Copernicus).  He also figured out the correct order of the planets from the Sun.


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Region Data
Name Aristarchus
Number 39
NW Corner 32° N 50° W
SE Corner 16° N 30° W
Raw Area* 1,072,000 km2
Visible Area* 739,000 km2
Visibility Factor* 69%
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Photo of Aristarchus

Photo of Aristarchus

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