Shorty (moon crater)

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Shorty (moon equatorial region)
position 20.22 °  N , 30.63 °  O coordinates: 20 ° 13 '12 "  N , 30 ° 37' 48"  O
diameter 110 m
depth 14 m
Named after The crater was named by the astronauts to honor the genre of the short story, particularly that of Richard Brautigan and JD Salinger
Named since 1973
Unless otherwise stated, the information comes from the entry in the IAU / USGS database


Shorty is a crater on Earth's moon, it is a likely volcanic crater in the Taurus - Littrow valley. The two astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt visited him in 1972 as part of the Apollo 17 mission. It is the location of the famous orange floor .

See also


  • Antonín Rükl : Lunar Atlas . Werner Dausien, Hanau 1990, ISBN 3-7684-2047-7 .
  • Elijah E. Cocks, Josiah C. Cocks: Who's who on the moon. A biographical dictionary of lunar nomenclature. Updated and revised edition, 2nd edition. Tudor Publishers, Greensboro NC 2009, ISBN 978-0-9778026-1-6 .

Web links

Commons : Shorty Krater  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Shorty , International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN) (English)
  2. LROC - Just Another Crater? (English)