Astronomy:Weinbaum (crater)

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Weinbaum Crater
Weinbaum crater, as seen by CTX camera (on MRO)
RegionMare Australe quadrangle
CoordinatesCoordinates: 65°30′S 114°36′E / 65.5°S 114.6°E / -65.5; 114.6
Diameter82 km (51 mi)
Weinbaum crater region showing dust devil tracks, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Field of picture is just outside rim of crater and is an enlargement of the previous image of Weinbaum crater.

Weinbaum is an impact crater in the Mare Australe quadrangle of Mars, located at 65.5°S latitude and 245.4°W longitude. It measures 82 kilometres (51 mi) in diameter and was named after American science fiction writer Stanley Weinbaum (1902–1935). The name was adopted in 1973 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature.[1][2]

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