Astronomy:Pettit (Martian crater)
Crater Pettit based on THEMIS day-time image
Pettit Crater is a crater in the Amazonis quadrangle of Mars, located at 12.39° north latitude and 173.87° west longitude. Pettit lies west of the giant volcano Olympus Mons. It is 92.49 km in diameter and was named after Edison Pettit, an American astronomer (1890–1962).
Map of Amazonis. Nicholson crater sits right on equator.
CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter) image of central peak of Pettit Crater. Some dark slope streaks are visible.
- Moore, P. et al. 1990. The Atlas of the Solar System. Crescent Books. NY
- "Pettit (Martian crater)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
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