Astronomy:Hooke (Martian crater)

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Short description: Crater on Mars
RegionArgyre quadrangle
Coordinates [ ⚑ ] : 45°12′S 44°24′W / 45.2°S 44.4°W / -45.2; -44.4
Diameter139 km (86 mi)

Hooke Crater is an impact crater in the Argyre quadrangle on Mars at 45.2°S and 44.4°W and is 139.0 km in diameter. It was named after British physicist-astronomer Robert Hooke.[1] A smaller crater within Hooke contains the lowest point of the Argyre Planitia.

Some of the dunes have gullies on them. While these gullies may be a little different from those found on crater walls and other steep slopes, they have been thought by some to be caused by flowing water.


See also

  • List of craters on Mars: H-N


  1. "Hooke". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.

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