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Daedalus is a prominent crater located near the center of the far side of the Moon. The inner wall is terraced, and there is a cluster of central peaks on the relatively flat floor. Because of its location (shielded from radio emissions from the Earth), it has been proposed as the site of a future giant radio telescope, which would be scooped out of the crater itself, much like the Arecibo radio telescope, but on a vastly larger scale.
The crater is pictured in famous photographs taken by the Apollo 11 astronauts. In contemporary sources it was called "Crater 308" (this was a temporary IAU designation that preceded the establishment of far-side lunar nomenclature).
By convention these features are identified on Lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater mid-point that is closest to Daedalus crater.
|B||4.1° S||179.8° W||23 km|
|C||4.1° S||178.9° W||68 km|
|G||6.6° S||177.4° W||33 km|
|K||8.3° S||178.5° W||24 km|
|M||8.1° S||179.5° E||13 km|
|R||7.7° S||175.2° E||41 km|
|S||6.8° S||172.9° E||20 km|
|U||4.2° S||174.9° E||30 km|
|W||3.5° S||177.5° E||70 km|
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