Astronomy:Darwin (Martian crater)

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Darwin
DarwinMartianCrater.jpg
Location of Darwin Crater
PlanetMars
RegionArgyre quadrangle
CoordinatesCoordinates: 56°58′S 19°09′E / 56.97°S 19.15°E / -56.97; 19.15
Diameter176.38

Darwin is an impact crater on Mars, located at 57°S 19°E to the southeast of Argyre Planitia in Noachis Terra. It is approximately 176 km in diameter. The crater's name was formally approved by the IAU in 1973.[1]

To the northeast of Darwin are the craters Green and Roddenberry. To the northwest is the larger crater Galle, and to the southwest is the crater Maraldi.

See also

References

  1. Darwin, Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature, International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)