Astronomy:Lohse (Martian crater)

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Crater on Mars
Lohse Crater
Lohse crater Viking Orbiter 1 mosaic.jpg
Viking 1 mosaic
CoordinatesCoordinates: 43°42′S 16°48′W / 43.7°S 16.8°W / -43.7; -16.8
Diameter155.5 km

Lohse is a crater in the Argyre quadrangle of Mars, located at 43.7° South and 16.8° West. It is 155.5 km in diameter and was named after Oswald Lohse, a German astronomer (1845-1915).[1]

The crater is very eroded. The uplifted area in the center contains gullies.[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]

See also


  1. "Lohse". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
  4. Hugh H. Kieffer (1992). Mars. University of Arizona Press. ISBN 978-0-8165-1257-7. Retrieved 7 March 2011.