Bartholomaeus Pitiscus and Pitiscus crater

Pitiscus (82 km.) is a crater which lies south-west of the crater Hommel. His form is roughly circular. Inside walls are still terraces, although they are rounded due to erosion.   The name is from Bartholomaeus Pitiscus (also Barthelemy, Ba…rtholomeo, 24.08.1561-02.07.1613) which was a trigonometrist, astronomer and teolog.He invented the first trigonometry.   Read more:
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Astronomical images by telescope. Plinius crater on the Moon

The Moon is much less geologically active than Earth. Unlike Earth’s crust, whose multiple tectonic plates overlaps and collides and gave rise to mountain areas or destroyed bottom seas, the Moon’s crust is a rigid single plate. A series of Moon features results from the deformation of the crust, which include compression (shortening) and tension (extension). Tectonic features are well illustrated around Humorum and Serenitatis basins.

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