Astronomy:Kuiper (Martian crater)

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Crater on Mars
Kuiper Crater
KuiperMartianCrater.jpg
Location of Kuiper Crater
PlanetMars
CoordinatesCoordinates: 57°24′S 157°18′W / 57.4°S 157.3°W / -57.4; -157.3
Diameter82 km

Kuiper is an impact crater in the Phaethontis quadrangle of Mars, located at 57.4°S latitude and 157.3°W longitude. It is 82 kilometers in diameter. It was named after Dutch–American astronomer Gerard Kuiper, and the name was approved in 1976.[1]

Kuiper Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
Kuiper crater, imaged by Viking 2 Orbiter

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