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is a worn crater
In the broadest sense, the term impact crater can be applied to any depression, natural or manmade, resulting from the high velocity impact of a projectile with a larger body...
on the Moon
The Moon is Earth's only known natural satellite,There are a number of near-Earth asteroids including 3753 Cruithne that are co-orbital with Earth: their orbits bring them close to Earth for periods of time but then alter in the long term . These are quasi-satellites and not true moons. For more...
's far side. It is located to the west-northwest of the large walled plain Fermi
Fermi is a large lunar crater of the category named a walled plain. It lies on the far side of the Moon and can not be viewed from the Earth. Thus this feature must be viewed from an orbiting spacecraft....
, and to the northeast of the crater Hilbert
Hilbert is a lunar crater that is located on the far side of the Moon, just past the southeast limb. It lies just beyond the region of the surface that is occasionally brought into view due to libration, and so this feature cannot be observed directly from the Earth.The crater is attached to the...
. To the north-northwest is Meitner
Meitner is an impact crater on the far side of the Moon, behind the eastern limb. It lies to the northwest of the crater Kondratyuk, and about a crater diameter to the west of Langemak....
, and to the northeast lies Langemak
Langemak is a prominent impact crater on the far side of the Moon. It is located less than one crater diameter west-northwest of Danjon, and nearly due east of Meitner. To the southwest of Langemak is Kondratyuk. Langemak partly overlies the larger and older crater Langemak N...
This is an eroded crater formation with a rim that has been partly damaged by subsequent impacts. The small, sharp-rimmed satellite crater Kondratyuk A lies on the interior floor, along the northeast inner wall. In the southwest part of the floor is Kondratyuk Q.
By convention these features are identified on lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater mid-point that is closest to Kondratyuk.