Astronomy:Peridier (crater)

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Peridier Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter)
PlanetMars
CoordinatesCoordinates: 25°30′N 83°54′E / 25.5°N 83.9°E / 25.5; 83.9
Diameter100 km
Channels along wall of Peridier Crater, as seen by CTXcamera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Note: this is an enlargement of the previous image of Peridier Crater.

Peridier is an impact crater on Mars, located in the Syrtis Major quadrangle at 25.5°N latitude and 83.9°E longitude. It measures 100 kilometers in diameter and was named after French electrical engineer and amateur astronomer Julien Peridier. The naming was approved by IAU's Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature in 1973.[1]

See also

  • List of craters on Mars: O-Z

References