January 16, 2009

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Pi in the Sky

image by Richard Bosman

Apollo 10 astronauts called the Hypatia Rille recently but every image suggests new questions and interpretations. It looks like the crater pit on Pi is not exactly centered, and there are a number of similar sized craters nearby. Is it possible the pit is not volcanic but a chance impact?

Chuck Wood

Technical Details
Jan 6, 2009 at 20:57 UT. C11 @f25 + DMK31 + red filter.

Related Links
Rükl plate 53
Richard's astro website

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