Van den Bos (crater)

Van Den Bos is a small lunar crater that is joined to the south-southwestern outer rim of the slightly larger Tamm crater. About a crater diameter to the west is the Vil'ev crater. Further away to the east is the prominent Chaplygin crater, and to the south-southwest lies the Marconi crater. Van Den Bos is located on the far side of the Moon and can not be viewed directly from the Earth.

This is a shallow crater formation with some wear along its rim. It has nearly merged with the neighboring Tamm crater, and the length of the common rim is almost two-thirds the diameter of Van Den Bos. The interior floor has a series of rilles across the surface. These are usually formed by cooling sheets of basaltic-lava.


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