Astronomy:Bakhuysen (crater)

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Bakhuysen Crater
Bakhuysen Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Channels are visible on the north (top) and south (bottom) rims of crater.
RegionSinus Sabaeus quadrangle
CoordinatesCoordinates: 23°00′S 15°42′E / 23.0°S 15.7°E / -23.0; 15.7
Diameter161 km

Bakhuysen Crater is an impact crater in the Sinus Sabaeus quadrangle of Mars, located at 23.0°S latitude and 15.7°E longitude. It is 153 km in diameter and was named after Dutch astronomer H.G. van de Sande Bakhuyzen; the name was approved in 1973 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN).[1]


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