Astronomy:Lassell (Martian crater)

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Short description: Crater on Mars
Lassell Crater
Location of Lassell Crater.
RegionCoprates quadrangle
CoordinatesCoordinates: 20°54′S 62°30′W / 20.9°S 62.5°W / -20.9; -62.5
Diameter92 km
Lassell Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
Map of Thaumasia Planum showing relative position of Lassell Crater and other features.

Lassell is an impact crater in the Coprates quadrangle of Mars, located at 20.9°S latitude and 62.5°W longitude. It is 92.0  km in diameter. It was named after British astronomer William Lassell, and the name was approved in 1973.[1]

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