Pythagoras (crater)


Pythagoras is a big crater on the moon at the northwestern edge of the lunar front side, southeast of the crater Carpenter. Pythagoras has a distinct, terraced Wall and has a central mountain with several peaks. The depth is given as 5250 m. A height profile of the Kaguya probe yielded a crater depth of 4200-4800 m and a height of the central mountain range of 3000 m.

The crater was named in 1935 by the IAU by the Greek philosopher Pythagoras.