Astronomy:Quenisset (crater)

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Quenisset is an impact crater on Mars, located in the Ismenius Lacus quadrangle at 34.6° N and 319.4° W. It measures 138 kilometer in diameter. Adopted by IAU's Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature in 1973, the crater was named after French astronomer Ferdinand Quénisset.[1]

Description

Some close up images of the rim show old glaciers along the walls of smaller craters. Some glaciers are called lobate debris aprons.[2]

See also

References

  1. "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Quenisset". International Astronomical Union. http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/Feature/4896. 
  2. Souness, C. and B. Hubbard. 2013. An alternative interpretation of late Amazonian ice flow: Protonilus Mensae, Mars. Icarus 225, 495-505.