Hansen (crater)

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Hansen is a lunar impact crater that is located near the eastern limb of the Moon. It was named after Danish astronomer Peter Andreas Hansen.[1] It lies to the northeast of the larger crater Condorcet, and to the south of the smaller Alhazen.

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Apollo 17 image
Coordinates14.0°N 72.5°E / 14.0; 72.5
Diameter39 km
Depth1.5 km
Colongitude288° at sunrise
EponymPeter Andreas Hansen

The outer wall of Hansen is sharp-edged, with a slight outward bulge to the southwest. The inner wall drops downward to a shelf of slumped material, then to a slightly bowl-shaped interior. There is a central peak formation at the midpoint of the interior.