Astronomy:Schaeberle (Martian crater)

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Schaeberle Crater
Martian impact crater Schaeberle based on THEMIS Day IR.png
Schaeberle Crater, as seen by THEMIS
PlanetMars
CoordinatesCoordinates: 24°42′S 309°54′W / 24.7°S 309.9°W / -24.7; -309.9
Diameter158.67 km

Schaeberle is a crater in the Iapygia quadrangle of Mars, located at 24.7° S and 309.9° W. It measures approximately 159 kilometers in diameter and was named after John Martin Schaeberle, an American astronomer (1853–1924).[1]

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.[2] The peak is caused by a rebound of the crater floor following the impact.[3]

Small crater in Schaeberle Crater

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