Astronomy:Heaviside (Martian crater)

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Heaviside Crater
Unlabeled topographic map of Heaviside Crater. North on the photo is almost to the left
RegionMare Australe quadrangle
CoordinatesCoordinates: 70°42′S 95°18′W / 70.7°S 95.3°W / -70.7; -95.3
Diameter87.4 km
Heaviside crater as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
Gullies in a crater that is on the floor of Heaviside crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Note: this is an enlargement of the previous image of Heaviside crater.

Heaviside is an impact crater in the Mare Australe quadrangle of Mars, located at 70.7°S latitude and 95.3°W longitude. It is 87.4  km in diameter. It was named after British physicist Oliver Heaviside; the name was approved in 1973 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN).[1]

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