Airy (Martian crater)

Summary

Airy
MOLA airy.jpg
PlanetMars
Coordinates5°06′S 0°06′E / 5.1°S 0.1°E / -5.1; 0.1Coordinates: 5°06′S 0°06′E / 5.1°S 0.1°E / -5.1; 0.1
QuadrangleSinus Sabaeus quadrangle
Diameter43 kilometres (27 mi)
EponymSir George Biddell Airy
Mosaic of Viking Orbiter 1 images

Airy is an impact crater in the Sinus Meridiani region on Mars, named in honor of the British Astronomer, Royal Sir George Biddell Airy (1801–1892). The crater is approximately 43 kilometres (27 mi) in diameter and is located at 0.1°E 5.1°S in the Meridiani Planum region. The much smaller crater Airy-0, which defines the location of Mars' prime meridian, lies within it.[1]

Annotated elevation map of Opportunity landing site and some surrounding craters including Endeavour and Airy

See also

References

  1. ^ PIA03207: The Martian Prime Meridian -- Longitude "Zero"

External links

  • The Martian Prime Meridian -- Longitude "Zero" (Views of Airy and Airy-0)