Van Gent (crater)
Mon, 2021-Mar-01 00:21 UTC
Length - 1:56
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The random article for Monday, 1 March 2021 is Van Gent (crater).
Van Gent is a lunar impact crater on the far side of the Moon that is located to the south-southeast of the larger crater Konstantinov. About an equal distance to the east-southeast is Spencer Jones and to the southeast is Papaleksi.
This crater joins the satellite crater Van Gent X to the northwest to form a double crater. Van Gent also partly overlies what appears to be an older crater remnant to the southeast. This in turn is joined to Van Gent N, which is joined to Van Gent P along its southeastern side. The result is a crater chain of sorts, consisting of five craters forming an arc with the concave side facing to the west.
The rim of Van Gent is slightly distorted from a circle due to the craters with which it has formed. The rim edge is somewhat worn, and a small craterlet lies along the shared rim with Van Gent X. The interior is relatively featureless, marked only by a few tiny craterlets.
The crater is the final resting place of Chinese micro-satellite Longjiang 2, which was crashed there in mid-2019.
This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:21 UTC on Monday, 1 March 2021.
For the full current version of the article, see Van Gent (crater) on Wikipedia.
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