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Tom128

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Great Fresh Whites
« on: June 07, 2010, 04:16:12 am »
"Fresh white craters represent the youngest (post mare) group of crater types found on the lunar surface.  They are defined by the beautiful light coloured rays that spread out from the centre. This is younger, fresh material that contrasts, richly, against the darker mare material from which it was excavated." Thomas J.

Thanks to Jules' July article on fresh white craters, we now have expanded the learning curve on what to look for.  In the beginning any white ejecta around a crater seemed fair game  :)  Be sure to visit this page http://forum.moonzoo.org/index.php?topic=239.0  to read more about them.

There is also a Fresh White Crater Reference Resource topic combining the IOTW and further notes by IreneAnt.

Please post all the fresh whites you find, in this thread.

Thank you
« Last Edit: July 16, 2010, 07:06:01 pm by jules »

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Re: Great Fresh Whites
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2010, 09:33:32 pm »
I updated the first photograph of this thread ;D

Angry looking fresh white crater with well defined rays.



Level 3 zoom

# ID: AMZ1001fey
# Latitude: -2.43783°
# Longitude: 336.354°
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Re: Great Fresh Whites
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2010, 01:01:44 am »


 ID: AMZ20003w8
 Latitude: 20.8302°
 Longitude: 10.2077°

I thought the material was from one or two craters but realized it was from hundreds of craters that hit along the rim of this incredible chasm.


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Re: Great Fresh Whites
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2010, 08:29:03 am »

That's one of the best things I've seen here thus far.  I love the fresh white craters.  Some of them are hard to stop staring at.


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Re: Great Fresh Whites
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2010, 03:02:01 pm »
DJ, me too  :)

Hope we can assemble a great collection of fresh white craters over time.

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Re: Great Fresh Whites
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2010, 02:44:04 am »


Level 1 zoom



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 ID: AMZ30000i3
 Latitude: 13.1883°
 Longitude: 61.8609°

It's big, its white and its incredibly huge! Check out the photo strip half way up on left.

http://www.moonzoo.org/examine/AMZ10013c8

« Last Edit: June 12, 2010, 03:23:05 am by Tom128 »

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Re: Great Fresh Whites
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2010, 09:36:14 am »

It's big, its white and its incredibly huge!

Yep!!! ;D ;D

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Re: Great Fresh Whites
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2010, 07:24:11 pm »


These are some fantastic images, Tom.  Thanks for posting them.  Nice additions to my MZ Screensavers.


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Re: Great Fresh Whites
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2010, 06:27:12 am »

http://www.moonzoo.org/examine/AMZ1001252
# ID: AMZ1001252
# Latitude: 13.5251°
# Longitude: 62.5412°

Maybe not very big, but very nice :)

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Re: Great Fresh Whites
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2010, 02:55:16 pm »
Aliko, Nice one  :)

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Re: Great Fresh Whites
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2010, 07:47:13 pm »

I found this an interesting sight.  I wonder exactly what happened.  It's at the closest magnification, so it's not like "The Alps From Space" big, but there are definitely tiny whites in there and it all looks pretty uniform as far as age goes.  Like a lot of very small objects pelted down very hard all at once.  Is this a common thing?  If it is, I've managed to miss it until now.



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Re: Great Fresh Whites
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2010, 07:11:31 pm »

I love this one.  A fresh white smacked into the rim of a huuuge crater.




Here it is zoomed in:



And zoomed out:



This is on the rim of the huge crater at the top of this strip.

http://moonzoo.s3.amazonaws.com/v10/images/M109745019LE_3.jpg[/img]]


ID: AMZ30000vx
Latitude: 51.8348°
Longitude: 282.026°
Sun Angle: -7.58°
Scale: 4.59 meters / pixel


This is the one just above the center of the strip.  Another cool one.  It's an interesting strip.





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Re: Great Fresh Whites
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2010, 12:10:44 am »
Deej,

Looks like they are white hot  :)

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Re: Great Fresh Whites
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2010, 03:36:44 pm »
Wow, there are some great images in this thread!!  :o

Nice one, Tom128

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Re: Great Fresh Whites
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2010, 11:33:28 pm »
Thanks Thomas,

 Finding and posting interesting fresh white craters can become addictive if you don't watch out.   DJ and I are finding that out  :)   

« Last Edit: June 18, 2010, 01:43:41 am by Tom128 »