Astronomy:Pettit (Martian crater)

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Short description: Crater on Mars
Pettit Crater
Martian crater Pettit based on day THEMIS.png
Crater Pettit based on THEMIS day-time image
CoordinatesCoordinates: 12°23′N 173°52′W / 12.39°N 173.87°W / 12.39; -173.87
Diameter92.49 km

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.[1] It is 92.49 km in diameter and was named after Edison Pettit, an American astronomer (1890–1962).[2]


See also


  1. Moore, P. et al. 1990. The Atlas of the Solar System. Crescent Books. NY
  2. "Pettit (Martian crater)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.