Astronomy:Da Vinci (Martian crater)

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Short description: Crater on Mars
Da Vinci Crater
Location of Da Vinci Crater.
RegionOxia Palus quadrangle
Coordinates [ ⚑ ] : 1°30′N 39°18′W / 1.5°N 39.3°W / 1.5; -39.3
Diameter96 km

Da Vinci is an impact crater in the Oxia Palus quadrangle of Mars, located at 1.5°N latitude and 39.3°W longitude. It measures 96 kilometers in diameter and was named after Leonardo da Vinci. The naming was approved by the International Astronomical Union in 1973.[1]

Da Vinci Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter)

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