Astronomy:Schmidt (Martian crater)

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Schmidt
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Topo map of Schmidt Crater
PlanetMars
CoordinatesCoordinates: 72°18′S 78°06′W / 72.3°S 78.1°W / -72.3; -78.1
Diameter201.35 km

Schmidt is an impact crater on Mars, located in the Mare Australe quadrangle at 72.3°S latitude and 78.1°W longitude. It measures approximately 201 kilometers in diameter. It was named after German astronomer J. F. Julius Schmidt and Russian geophysicist Otto Schmidt. The naming was officially approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature in 1973.[1]

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Recommended reading

  • Lorenz, R. 2014. The Dune Whisperers. The Planetary Report: 34, 1, 8-14
  • Lorenz, R., J. Zimbelman. 2014. Dune Worlds: How Windblown Sand Shapes Planetary Landscapes. Springer Praxis Books / Geophysical Sciences.