Picard is a lunar impact crater that lies in Mare Crisium. The crater is named for 17th century French astronomer and geodesist Jean Picard. It is the biggest non-flooded crater of this mare, being slightly larger than Peirce to the north-northwest. To the west is the almost completely flooded crater Yerkes. To east of Picard is the tiny Curtis.
Apollo 17 Mapping camera image
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Picard is a crater from the Eratosthenian period, which lasted from 3.2 to 1.1 billion years ago. Inside Picard is a series of terraces that seismologists have attributed to a collapse of the crater floor. It has a cluster of low hills at the bottom.
By convention these features are identified on lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater midpoint that is closest to Picard.
The following craters have been renamed by the IAU.
- LTO-62A1 Yerkes — L&PI topographic map
- Map of the region
- Part of Picard crater: photo by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter with resolution 1,3 meters/pixel
- "Picard Crater Impact Melt". lroc.sese.asu.edu. 2012-12-11. Archived from the original on 2014-12-12. Retrieved 2014-12-12.
- "The Crater Picard: Strange Convergences". vgl.org. 1996-04-04. Archived from the original on 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2014-12-12.
- Picard in The-Moon Wiki
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