Astronomy:Persbo (crater)

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Persbo crater, as seen by CTX camera on MRO
CoordinatesCoordinates: 8°32′N 203°14′W / 8.54°N 203.24°W / 8.54; -203.24
Diameter19.5 km

Persbo is an impact crater in the Elysium quadrangle of Mars. It measures 19.5 kilometer in diameter and was named after Persbo, Sweden.[1] It is just south of the Cerberus Fossae, and is adjacent to the Athabasca Valles, which issue from one of the fossae. 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.[2] The peak is caused by a rebound of the crater floor following the impact.[3]

See also


  1. "Persbo (crater)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
  2. "Stones, Wind, and Ice: A Guide to Martian Impact Craters". 
  3. Hugh H. Kieffer (1992). Mars. University of Arizona Press. ISBN 978-0-8165-1257-7. Retrieved 7 March 2011.