Astronomy:Eddie (crater)

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Short description: Martian crater
Eddie crater 844A23 844A24.jpg
CoordinatesCoordinates: 12°18′N 217°54′W / 12.3°N 217.9°W / 12.3; -217.9
Diameter89 km

Eddie is a crater in the Elysium quadrangle of Mars. It is 89 km in diameter and was named after Lindsay Eddie, a South African astronomer (1845–1913).[1]

Impact craters generally have a rim with ejecta around them, in contrast volcanic craters usually do not have a rim or ejecta deposits. As craters get larger (greater than 10 km in diameter) they usually have a central peak, as this crater has.[2] The peak is caused by a rebound of the crater floor following the impact. It contains material uplifted from beneath the surface.[3]

The InSight Mars lander landed south and west of Eddie crater in 2018.

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