Astronomy:Hussey (crater)

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Short description: Crater on Mars
Hussey Crater
Hussey Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Dark dots are dunes.
CoordinatesCoordinates: 53°48′S 126°42′W / 53.8°S 126.7°W / -53.8; -126.7
Diameter99 km
DiscovererMariner 4

Hussey Crater is an impact crater in the Phaethontis quadrangle on Mars at 53.8° S and 126.7° W. It is 99.0 km (61.5 mi) in diameter. Its name refers to American astronomer William Hussey.[1] Dunes are visible in the northern part of the crater floor.


Pictures below show the dunes from a wide view and then eventually show greatly enlarged view with HiRISE.

See also