Astronomy:Burroughs (crater)

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Short description: Crater on Mars
Burroughs
PlanetMars
CoordinatesCoordinates: 72°30′S 243°06′W / 72.5°S 243.1°W / -72.5; -243.1
Diameter104.0 kilometres (64.6 mi)

Burroughs is a large crater on Mars at latitude 72.5S / longitude 243.1W, with a diameter of 104.0 kilometres (64.6 mi).

The crater is named after Edgar Rice Burroughs,[1] the United States science fiction novelist who wrote a series of fantasy novels set on the planet.

Burroughs crater.jpg

An ice deposit in Burroughs Crater contains strong evidence that recent Martian climate is influenced by changes in the planet's orbit and axial tilt.[2][3][4]

References

  1. Sagan, Carl (1978-05-28). "Growing up with Science Fiction" (in en-US). The New York Times: p. SM7. ISSN 0362-4331. https://www.nytimes.com/1978/05/28/archives/growing-up-with.html. 
  2. Sori, Michael M.; Becerra, Patricio; Bapst, Jonathan; Byrne, Shane; McGlasson, Riley A. (2022). "Orbital Forcing of Martian Climate Revealed in a South Polar Outlier Ice Deposit". Geophysical Research Letters 49 (6). doi:10.1029/2021GL097450. Bibcode2022GeoRL..4997450S. https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021GL097450. 
  3. Sori, M., et al. 2022. Orbital Forcing of Martian Climate Revealed in a South Polar Outlier Ice Deposit. Geophysical Research Letters. 49:6. e2021GL097450
  4. "Mounds of ice in craters give new insight into Mars' past climate". https://phys.org/news/2022-03-mounds-ice-craters-insight-mars.html. 

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