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Earhart Crater

Earhart Crater

Earhart Crater is a previously undiscovered moon crater named after famous aviator Amelia Earhart. The 200 km wide crater is located on the Earth-facing side of the moon in the Serenitatis Basin, and is the first of its size to be discovered on the lunar surface in over 100 years. It was discovered by scientists interpreting data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) twin satellites.

“Amelia Earhart attempted a flight around the world, and we thought she deserved to make it all the way to the moon for inspiring so many future explorers and astronauts,” says a GRAIL member.