Author Topic: TLP Project - Lunar Swirls  (Read 20032 times)

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Re: TLP Project - Lunar Swirls
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2011, 03:13:31 pm »
No swirls for me - these look like topographical features.

Swirls appear to be "embossed" on the surface and are not connected to raised or lowered surface features.

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Re: TLP Project - Lunar Swirls
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2011, 08:08:02 pm »
I'm sure this location must be known about - and I think they are swirls!
Near Fleming Crater


and closer...


lat 22.0  long 103.7
« Last Edit: October 04, 2011, 08:09:41 pm by jules »

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Re: TLP Project - Lunar Swirls
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2011, 09:34:27 pm »
Wondered if these marks in Leibnitz Crater might be swirls.


lat -38.8  long 178.7

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Re: TLP Project - Lunar Swirls
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2011, 10:49:30 pm »
Wow, those images are more interesting than the strips i've been working from, i presume you're using one of the tools?

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Re: TLP Project - Lunar Swirls
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2011, 07:09:26 am »
Wondered if these marks in Leibnitz Crater might be swirls.


lat -38.8  long 178.7

Nice find Jules - looks like swirls to me (but I'm no expert!).

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Re: TLP Project - Lunar Swirls
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2011, 09:46:23 am »
Wow, those images are more interesting than the strips i've been working from, i presume you're using one of the tools?

Using this WAC mosaic and Windows snipping tool.

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Re: TLP Project - Lunar Swirls
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2011, 01:00:14 pm »
ID: AMZ1001a6d
Latitude: 1.84291°
Longitude: 23.6339°
Sun Angle: -84.90°
Scale: 1.26 meters / pixel
Zoom Level: 3

"Cat and Mouse" Swirl.



http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc/view_lroc/LRO-L-LROC-2-EDR-V1.0/M106719774RE

Ton of interesting stuff in this one, some of it for other posts :)


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Re: TLP Project - Lunar Swirls
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2011, 02:46:21 pm »
Interesting! That's on the edge of Mare Tranquilitatis. Could be excavated underlying rocks but they do look swirly! If they are swirls they are on a much smaller scale than the well known ones. 8)

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Re: TLP Project - Lunar Swirls
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2011, 08:54:00 pm »
I've found features that look like a crater, but are flat, and circular with more of this white disturbed material, if you like i'll go back through my favourites and take a look for them?

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Re: TLP Project - Lunar Swirls
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2011, 10:15:13 pm »
Might be an idea to post one or two if you can - would hate to miss any new swirls. If they are not - nothing lost!

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Re: TLP Project - Lunar Swirls
« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2011, 10:26:14 pm »
Here's a good resource of known and candidate swirls:

The Moon Wiki

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Re: TLP Project - Lunar Swirls
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2011, 07:58:21 am »


ID: AMZ30000uv
Latitude: -3.3426°
Longitude: 336.547°
Sun Angle: -64.77°
Scale: 4.16 meters / pixel
Zoom Level: 1 

I think this one may actually be a crater.

ID: AMZ200049b
Latitude: -2.30033°
Longitude: 336.552°
Sun Angle: -86.26°
Scale: 4.60 meters / pixel
Zoom Level: 2




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Re: TLP Project - Lunar Swirls
« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2011, 08:47:05 am »
Hi kodemunkey, the last two images are old craters, not swirls, so should go in the Craters thread.

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Re: TLP Project - Lunar Swirls
« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2011, 10:27:42 am »
ah, my bad. thanks.

How about this?




It's rather comet like, don't you think?

ID: AMZ30000jf
Latitude: -1.74326°
Longitude: 56.5469°
Sun Angle: -89.59°
Scale: 10.75 meters / pixel
Zoom Level: 1

http://www.moonzoo.org/examine/AMZ100159q
« Last Edit: October 06, 2011, 11:39:43 am by kodemunkey »

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Re: TLP Project - Lunar Swirls
« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2011, 11:59:50 am »
Looks more like excavated crater walls to me. I've just had a look at some of the swirls in the link I posted above and they are very distinctive once you get your eye in. The fresh craters do sometimes have sections that look "swirly" but the wider context gives it away. It's a bit like being a detective finding these things!