Astronomy:Huggins (Martian crater)

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Huggins Crater
HugginsMartianCrater.jpg
PlanetMars
RegionEridania quadrangle
CoordinatesCoordinates: 49°00′S 155°48′E / 49.0°S 155.8°E / -49.0; 155.8
Diameter83 km

Huggins is an impact crater in the Eridania quadrangle of Mars, located at 49.0°S latitude and 155.8°E longitude. It is 83 km in diameter. It was named after British astronomer William Huggins, and the name was approved in 1973 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN).[1]

Huggins Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).

thumb|left|Dunes and dust devil tracks on floor of Huggins Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Dark streaks on dunes are dust devil tracks. Note: this is an enlargement of the previous image of Huggins Crater.

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