Astronomy:Kepler (Martian crater)
Location of Kepler crater
Kepler is a crater on Mars, located in the Eridania quadrangle at 46.8° S, 140.9° E. It measures approximately 228 kilometres (142 miles) and was named in 1973, by the International Astronomical Union, in honor of the astronomer Johannes Kepler. A section of the floor of Kepler was photographed by the HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on 25 March 2006.
Kepler is an example of a well-preserved peak ring crater on Mars.
Viking 1 orbiter image
Kepler Crater showing dust devil tracks, as seen by Mars Global Surveyor.
Map of Eridania quadrangle with major craters. Kepler is near center.
- "Kepler (Martian crater)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
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