The Largest Crater

Seronik, Gary
September 2011
SkyNews: The Canadian Magazine of Astronomy & Stargazing;Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p38
The article presents a discussion on the Moon's biggest crater. Listed as the biggest near-side craters are Bailly at 287 kilometres, Deslandres at 256 kilometres, and Clavius at 245 kilometres, short of meeting the requisite 300-kilometre diameter and not considered classic craters based on the Tycho or Copernicus mode. The lack of a central mountain peak and appearance to have more than one rim, has caused lunar scientists to consider Bailly as a basin.


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