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.
PlanetMars
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.

References

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

See also