Astronomy:Smith (Martian crater)

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Crater on Mars
Smith crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
Dust devil tracks in Smith crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Note: this is an enlargement of the previous image of Smith Crater.

Smith is an impact crater on Mars, located in the Mare Australe quadrangle at 66.1°S latitude and 102.9°W longitude. It measures 74.33 kilometres (46.19 mi) in diameter and was named after English geologist William Smith (1769–1839). The name was approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature in 1973.[1]

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References

  1. Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature – International Astronomical Union. "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature – Smith". https://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/Feature/5603.