Persbo crater, as seen by CTX camera on MRO
Persbo is an impact crater in the Elysium quadrangle of Mars. It measures 19.5 kilometer in diameter and was named after Persbo, Sweden. 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. The peak is caused by a rebound of the crater floor following the impact.
Viking Orbiter 1 image with Persbo at top center
- "Persbo (crater)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
- "Stones, Wind, and Ice: A Guide to Martian Impact Craters". http://www.lpi.usra.edu/publications/slidesets/stones/.
- Hugh H. Kieffer (1992). Mars. University of Arizona Press. ISBN 978-0-8165-1257-7. https://books.google.com/books?id=NoDvAAAAMAAJ. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
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