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- This is about the lunar crater; for the Martian one, see Cassini (Martian crater).

The floor of the crater is flooded, and is likely as old as the surrounding maria. The surface is peppered with a multitude of impacts, including a pair of significant craters contained entirely within the rim. Cassini A is the larger of these two, and it lies just north-east of the crater center. A hilly ridge area runs from this inner crater toward the south-east. Near the south-west rim of Cassini is the smaller crater Cassini B.

The walls of this crater are narrow and irregular in form but remain intact despite the lava flooding. Beyond the crater rim is a significant and irregular outer rampart.

For unknown reasons, this crater was omitted from early maps of the Moon. This crater is not of recent origin, however, so the omission was most likely an error on the part of the map-makers.

Cassini | Latitude | Longitude | Diameter |
---|---|---|---|

A | 40.5° N | 4.8° E | 15 km |

B | 39.9° N | 3.9° E | 9 km |

C | 41.7° N | 7.8° E | 14 km |

E | 42.9° N | 7.3° E | 10 km |

F | 40.9° N | 7.3° E | 7 km |

G | 44.7° N | 5.5° E | 5 km |

K | 45.2° N | 4.1° E | 4 km |

L | 44.0° N | 4.5° E | 6 km |

M | 41.3° N | 3.7° E | 8 km |

P | 44.7° N | 1.9° E | 4 km |

W | 42.3° N | 4.3° E | 6 km |

X | 43.9° N | 7.9° E | 4 km |

Y | 41.9° N | 2.2° E | 3 km |

Z | 43.4° N | 2.3° E | 4 km |

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