Astronomy:Redi (crater)

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Redi
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Viking Orbiter 2 mosaic with Redi at bottom center
PlanetMars
RegionPromethei Terra
Coordinates [ ⚑ ] : 60°20′S 92°48′E / 60.33°S 92.8°E / -60.33; 92.8
Diameter60.31 km (37.47 mi)

Redi is an impact crater Mars, located in the Hellas quadrangle at 60.6°S latitude and 267.3°W longitude. The crater was named after 17th century Italian physician Francesco Redi. The name was approved by IAU's Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature in 1973.[1] Redi crater displays dust devil tracks. Part of its floor is covered by a smooth deposit called "latitude dependent mantle."

To the northeast of Redi is Secchi crater, to the northwest is Spallanzani, and to the southeast is Huxley.

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