Acronyms that contain the term chretien
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What does chretien mean?
- Chrétien is a lunar crater that is located in the southern hemisphere on the far side of the Moon from the Earth. It lies due south of the Mare Ingenii, one of the few maria on the Moon's far side. The crater lies in the midpoint between the craters Garavito to the west-southwest and Oresme to the east-northeast, both of these being somewhat smaller than Chrétien. The most notable feature of this crater is the low albedo interior floor, which has the same darker hue as the Mare Ingenii to the north. The irregular satellite crater Chrétien C, which shares the straight and narrow northeastern rim of Chrétien, is also covered with this dark basaltic lava. The outer rim of Chrétien is irregular in shape, with several other satellite craters intruding into the sides. The most notable of these are Chrétien S across the southwest rim, and Chrétien W attached to the northwest rim. The northern rim of Chrétien has a break that joins a small, irregular plain. This area has been resurfaced by the same lava flows that covered the interior of Chrétien. At the southern end, the inner wall forms a wide, irregular surface while the damaged rim bulges outward to the south.