Astronomy:Crivitz (crater)

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CoordinatesCoordinates: 14°42′S 185°18′W / 14.7°S 185.3°W / -14.7; -185.3
Diameter6.1 km

Crivitz is an impact crater on Mars. It is named after the small town of Crivitz in western Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany .[1] The crater is located within the larger crater Gusev.

A topographic map created using Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) data. This map show the relative elevation in 100 meter elevation contour lines (dashed) and 500 meter elevation contour lines (bold) with a total elevation uncertainty of +/- 6 meters.

The name was proposed by Stephan Gehrke in 2002, at the time a research associate of the TU Berlin working on cartographic software and a visiting researcher at the United States Geological Survey.


  1. "Crivitz (crater)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.

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