Grindavik Crater, as seen by HiRISE. Scale bar is 1000 meters long.
Grindavik is an impact crater in the Oxia Palus quadrangle of Mars, located at 25.39° North and 39.07° West. It is 12 km in diameter and was named after Grindavík, a town in Iceland. 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. The peak is caused by a rebound of the crater floor following the impact.
Grindavik Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
- "Grindavik (crater)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
- Hugh H. Kieffer (1992). Mars. University of Arizona Press. ISBN 978-0-8165-1257-7. https://books.google.com/books?id=NoDvAAAAMAAJ. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
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