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Holden is a lunar impact crater attached to the southeast rim of the much larger crater Vendelinus. The crater rim is impacted by a craterlet on the north-northwest, and it possesses a terrace along the northeast interior wall. The floor of the crater is flat with no central peak. There is a small crater on the floor just to the south of the midpoint. It is named after Edward Singleton Holden. A crater with the same name exists on Mars.

Holden crater 4184 h1.jpg
Oblique Lunar Orbiter 4 image
Coordinates 19°11′S 62°32′E / 19.19°S 62.53°E / -19.19; 62.53Coordinates: 19°11′S 62°32′E / 19.19°S 62.53°E / -19.19; 62.53
Diameter 48 km
Depth 4.0 km
Colongitude 298° at sunrise
Eponym Edward S. Holden
Oblique view from Apollo 15

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