Hidden Moon Crater Named After Amelia Earhart

March 17, 2015 4:46 PM

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A previously undiscovered moon crater has been provisionally named after the famous US aviator Amelia Earhart.

Partially buried under the moon’s pockmarked surface, the crater is located on the Earth-facing side of the moon in a region called the Serenitatis Basin. In other words, through all of modern human history, one of the moon’s largest impact craters has gone unnoticed, even though it is there, hiding...

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