Astronomy:Suess (Martian crater)

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Suess (crater)
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MOLA map of Suess
PlanetMars
RegionMare Australe quadrangle
CoordinatesCoordinates: 67°06′S 178°36′W / 67.1°S 178.6°W / -67.1; -178.6
Diameter71.9 km (44.7 mi)

Suess is an impact crater in the Mare Australe quadrangle of Mars, located at 67.1°S latitude and 178.6°W longitude. It measures 71.9 kilometres (44.7 mi) in diameter and was named after Austrian geologist Eduard Suess. The name was approved in 1973, by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature.[1]

Suess crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter)

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