Astronomy:Bakhuysen (crater)

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Short description: Crater on Mars
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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