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Dorsum Oppel and its surrounding craters
Dorsum Oppel
Apollo 17 image

Dorsum Oppel is a wrinkle ridge at 18°42′N 52°36′E / 18.7°N 52.6°E / 18.7; 52.6 in Mare Crisium on the Moon. It is 298 km long and was named after German paleontologist Albert Oppel in 1976.[1][2]

The ridge trends north from Yerkes crater. Peirce and Swift craters lie to the east of the Dorsum.


  1. ^ "Dorsum Oppel". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
  2. ^ "Moon Nomenclature - Dorsum". Archived from the original on 19 February 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2012.