Astronomy:Wells (crater)

From HandWiki
CoordinatesCoordinates: 59°56′S 122°24′E / 59.94°S 122.4°E / -59.94; 122.4
Diameter98.28 km (61.07 mi)
Wells crater, as seen by CTX camera on MRO.
Dust devil tracks along the rim. This is an enlargement of previous image.

Wells is an impact crater in the Eridania quadrangle on Mars. The crater was named after English writer H. G. Wells (1866–1946). The name was approved in 1973, by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature.[1] Wells is the author of the science-fiction novel The War of the Worlds, depicting an invasion of earth by Martians.

Wells lies west of Planum Chronium, and it penetrates the cratered uplands to the southeast of the Hellas basin.

See also