Astronomy:Dromore (crater)

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Short description: Crater on Mars
Dromore crater 020A62.jpg
Viking Orbiter 1 image. See below for labeled version.
RegionLunae Palus quadrangle
Coordinates [ ⚑ ] : 20°06′N 49°42′W / 20.1°N 49.7°W / 20.1; -49.7
Diameter14.8 km
Great amounts of water were required to carry out the erosion shown in this Viking image. The erosion shaped the ejecta around Dromore.

Dromore is a crater on Mars. It measures 14.8 kilometers in diameter and was named after a town in Northern Ireland.[1]

Dromore is famous for showing clear evidence that it was affected by floods of water which broke through dams, carved deep valleys, and eroded grooves into bedrock.

See also


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