Astronomy:Helmholtz (Martian crater)

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Short description: Crater on Mars
Helmholtz Crater
Topographical location of Helmholtz Crater
CoordinatesCoordinates: 45°48′S 21°18′W / 45.8°S 21.3°W / -45.8; -21.3
Diameter111.5 km

Helmholtz Crater is an impact crater in the Argyre quadrangle on Mars at 45.8°S and 21.3°W and is 111.5 km in diameter. Helmholtz is located just east of Argyre Planitia.[1] Its name refers to German physicist Hermann von Helmholtz (1821–1894).[2]


See also

  • List of craters on Mars: H-N


  1. Moore, P. et al. 1990. The Atlas of the Solar System. Crescent Books. NY
  2. "Helmholtz (Martian crater)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.