Astronomy:Jezža (crater)

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Short description: Crater on Mars
Jezza Crater.JPG
Jezža Crater, as seen by HiRISE. North wall (at top) has gullies. Dark lines are dust devil tracks. Scale bar is 500 meters long.
CoordinatesCoordinates: 48°48′S 38°00′W / 48.8°S 38°W / -48.8; -38
Diameter9.1 km

Jezža is a crater on Mars, located at 48°48′S 38°00′W / 48.8°S 38°W / -48.8; -38 in the Argyre quadrangle. It measures approximately 9.1 kilometers in diameter and was named after a town in Russia.[1] Jezža is on the floor of Argyre Planitia between the craters Hooke and Galle.[2]

Impact craters generally have a rim with ejecta around them, in contrast volcanic craters usually do not have a rim or ejecta deposits. As craters get larger (greater than 10 km in diameter) they usually have a central peak.[3] The peak is caused by a rebound of the crater floor following the impact.[4]

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