Astronomy:Douglass (Martian crater)

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Short description: Crater on Mars
Douglass (crater)
Topo map location of Douglass Crater
CoordinatesCoordinates: 51°48′S 70°36′W / 51.8°S 70.6°W / -51.8; -70.6
Diameter94 km

Douglass is a crater in Thaumasia quadrangle of Mars, located at 51.8°S latitude and 70.6°W longitude. It is 94.0 km in diameter. It was named after American astronomer Andrew E. Douglass, and the name was approved in 1973.[1]

A topographic map created using Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) data. This map shows the elevation Douglass crater relative to Martian areoid.

East side of Douglass Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).

See also

  • List of craters on Mars: A-G