Astronomy:Sharonov (Martian crater)

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Sharonov (Martian crater)
Sharonov and Kasei Valles.jpg
THEMIS daytime infrared image mosaic showing Sharonov (center) and the Kasei Valles system of outflow channels. Floods in Kasei Valles were forced to flow around both sides of the crater.
CoordinatesCoordinates: 27°16′N 301°28′E / 27.27°N 301.47°E / 27.27; 301.47
Diameter100.0 km (62.1 mi)
DiscovererMariner 9

Sharonov is an impact crater in the Lunae Palus quadrangle of Mars, located at 27°18′N 301°30′E / 27.3°N 301.5°E / 27.3; 301.5. It is 100.0 km (62.1 mi) in diameter and was named after Vsevolod V. Sharonov, a Russian astronomer (1901-1964).[1] Sharonov is situated within the outflow channel system Kasei Valles, whose flows were divided into two main branches that bracket the crater.


  1. "Sharonov". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Science Center. 

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