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astroavani

Rheita E, a very rare crater!

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One of the strangest formations on the Moon is the long, narrow crater Rheita E. It is located in the south-eastern quadrant of the Moon, inside a triangle formed by the craters STEVINUS, REICHENBACH, and RHEITA (from which it derived its name). Its unusual shape resembles a bottle of Coke, from our point of view on Earth.

The irregular crater Rheita E appears to have been created probably by a fragmented asteroid, which caused 3 simultaneous impacts. The impacts created at the same time 3 overlapping craters, since there are no walls between them.

Rheita E is very reminiscent of another strange elongated lunar crater, much larger than it, called SCHILLER (dimensions: 179 km X 71 km), located in the southwest quadrant, near the lunar south pole.
Source: VTOL (Vaz Tolentino Lunar Observatory)
Http://www.astrobin.com/full/295132/0/?nc=user

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Very unusual crater this Rheita E, Avani. And it does look like a Coke-bottle! Oh my.....

Perhaps this will be next -

 

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And if so - please don't post it's image!  :D

Another Great Image, Avani!

Dave

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Impressive image. I liked your informative write up as well.

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Stunning as always Avani!

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Super image quality. I always look forward to seeing your images.

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Superb shot, as ever

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LOL, Dave!

 

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Great image and info. Absorbing to look at, taking in the detail within the crater.

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What a capture! 

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Oh, wow, that's good! So wonderfully sharp and with those beautiful rich tones, and of course sporting this mighty strange crater ... full points from the jury in the Netherlands!

 

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Thanks all comments!

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Anani, superb image and great descipton, shame Dave had to lower the tone with his Luna cafe

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