Lacus Mortis, Latin for "Lake of Death", is a plain of basaltic lava flows in the northeastern part of the Moon. It lies just to the south of the elongated Mare Frigoris, being separated by a slender arm of rugged ground. To the south is the Lacus Somniorum, separated from this mare by the joined craters Plana and Mason, and a strip of uneven surface.
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Located prominently just to the east of the midpoint of this feature is the crater Bürg. The western part of the Lacus Mortis contains an extensive system of criss-crossing rilles collectively designated Rimae Bürg.
The selenographic coordinates of the Lacus Mortis are 45.0° N, 27.2° E, and it has a diameter of 151 km.
In March 2014 Astrobotic Technology announced Lacus Mortis will be the target destination for its first moon mission as part of the Google Lunar X Prize competition. Their intention is to land next to a pit located in the Lacus Mortis plain then circumnavigate the pit with a rover.
- Dead Lake (disambiguation), Earth.
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