Globus Luny (1970)

The globe was made using Luna and Zond  images.

The globe is exhibited at the Memorial Museum of Astronautics in Moscow.

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The far side contains ambiguous formations as well as two names that has not neen approved by IAU for these features: Kondratiuk (probably not existing as a landform) and Kibalchich (now named Herzsprung).  Mykola Kondratiuk and Yuri Kondratiuk (1900-1942 or 1897-1942 in the WGPSN Gazetteer) were early, Ukranian-born pioneers of rocketry. The name “Kondratyuk” was approved in 1970 for another, 97 km diameter crater at -15, 115E; Kibal’chich was also approved in 1970, also for another, 91 km crater at +2, -147.

 

Photo credit: H Hargitai

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