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Sulpicius Gallus

Crater on the Moon

Crater on the Moon

Feature onThe Moon
Feature typeCrater
Lunar coordinates20° N, 12° E
DimensionsDiameter 12.2km; depth 2,160m
NotesA small sharp-rimmed crater on the southwestern edge of the Sea of Serenity. The crater lies at the southern extent of a line of branching rilles, the Rimae Suplicius Gallus, that run northwestward for nearly a hundred kilometres beneath of the mountain range of Montes Haemus.

Named for a Roman politician and astronomer, Sulpicius Gallus is a small lunar crater a little over twelve kilometres in diameter. It lies on the southwestern edge of the Sea of Serenity, near the foothills of the Montes Haemus.


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