Mons Agnes is a hill ("mountain") on the Moon, in Lacus Felicitatis, inside crater-like feature Ina, at . It has maximal width of approximately 650 m (the smallest of all named lunar mountains ar for 2014). Its height is more difficult to determine; from Apollo 15 images it was determined as about 30 m, but newer map, based on LRO photos, gives about 10 m.
Mons Agnes. Very low Sun (6.6°) makes the relief well-seen. Width of the photo is 1 km. Image by LRO, 2009.
|English translation||Feminine name Agnes|
|Language of name||Greek|
Mons Agnes (and all the Ina crater) was discovered on the photos made by Apollo 15 from lunar orbit in 1971. In 1974 NASA published a topophotomap where its name first appeared: it received Greek feminine name Agnes. In 1979 this name (with a term Mons – "mountain") was adopted by International Astronomical Union.
- "Sheet 41C3S1(10) Ina". NASA lunar topophotomap (based on Apollo 15 photos). Scale 1:10,000 (1 ed.). Prepared and published by the Defence Mapping Agency Topographic Center, Washington, D.C. 1974.
- "Moon. Mons, montes. Nomenclature search results". International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN). Archived from the original on 2014-11-07. Retrieved 2014-11-07.
- Garry, W. B.; Robinson, M. S.; Zimbelman, J. R.; Bleacher, J. E.; et al. (November 2012). "The origin of Ina: Evidence for inflated lava flows on the Moon" (PDF). Journal of Geophysical Research. 117: E00H31. Bibcode:2012JGRE..117.0H31G. doi:10.1029/2011JE003981. (the map from this work)
- Whitaker, E.A. (1972). "An unusual mare feature". Apollo 15 Preliminary Science Report (NASA Special Publication 289) (PDF). pp. 25–84–25–85.
- "Mons Agnes". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
- Chan, N. W.; Vaughan, W. M.; Head, J. W. (March 2014). "Lunar Ina-Like Features: Maps and Morphometry" (PDF). 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, held 17–21 March 2014 at The Woodlands, Texas. LPI Contribution No. 1777, p.1001. Bibcode:2014LPI....45.1001C. (poster)
- Robinson, M. S.; Thomas, P. C.; Braden, S. E.; Lawrence, S. J.; et al. (March 2010). "High Resolution Imaging of Ina: Morphology, Relative Ages, Formation" (PDF). 41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, held March 1–5, 2010 in The Woodlands, Texas. LPI Contribution No. 1533, p.2592. Bibcode:2010LPI....41.2592R.
- Interactive map of Mons Agnes and the neighbourhood
- Set of high-resolution interactive maps of the region
- Map of LAC-41 quadrangle
- Mons Agnes on The-Moon Wiki
- The Enigmatic Lunar Surface Feature Called "Ina"
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