Astronomy:Hooke (Martian crater)

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Hooke
HookeMartianCrater.jpg
PlanetMars
RegionArgyre quadrangle
CoordinatesCoordinates: 45°12′S 44°24′W / 45.2°S 44.4°W / -45.2; -44.4
Diameter139 km

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]

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

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See also

  • List of craters on Mars: H-N

References

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

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