Astronomy:Timbuktu (crater)

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Timbuktu Crater
Timbuktu Crater.jpg
Timbuktu Crater, located on the edge of Capri Chasma. Image taken with THEMIS. Click on image to see more details.
CoordinatesCoordinates: 5°42′S 37°36′W / 5.7°S 37.6°W / -5.7; -37.6
Diameter65.68 km (40.81 mi)

Timbuktu is an old crater on Mars, located in the Margaritifer Sinus quadrangle (MC-19) region at 5.7° S and 37.6° W. It measures approximately 65.68 kilometres (40.81 mi) in diameter and was named after the ancient city of Timbuktu in Mali, Africa.[1] The crater has numerous cracks that form an irregular figure similar to the streets found in Timbuktu.


  1. "Timbuktu (crater)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.

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