Astronomy:Airy (Martian crater)

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Impact crater on Mars
Airy
MOLA airy.jpg
PlanetMars
CoordinatesCoordinates: 5°06′S 0°06′E / 5.1°S 0.1°E / -5.1; 0.1
Diameter43 kilometres (27 mi)
Mosaic of Viking Orbiter 1 images

Airy is an impact crater on Mars, named in honor of the British Astronomer, Royal Sir George Biddell Airy (1801–1892). The crater is approximately 43 kilometres (27 mi) in diameter and is located at 0.1°E 5.1°S in the Meridiani Planum region. The much smaller crater Airy-0, which defines the location of Mars' prime meridian, lies within it.[1]

Annotated elevation map of Opportunity landing site and some surrounding craters including Endeavour and Airy

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