Da Vinci (Martian crater)

Summary

Da Vinci Crater
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Location of Da Vinci Crater.
PlanetMars
RegionOxia Palus quadrangle
Coordinates1°30′N 39°18′W / 1.5°N 39.3°W / 1.5; -39.3Coordinates: 1°30′N 39°18′W / 1.5°N 39.3°W / 1.5; -39.3
QuadrangleOxia Palus quadrangle
Diameter96 km
EponymLeonardo da Vinci

Da Vinci is an impact crater in the Oxia Palus quadrangle of Mars, located at 1.5°N latitude and 39.3°W longitude. It measures 96 kilometers in diameter and was named after Leonardo da Vinci. The naming was approved by the International Astronomical Union in 1973.[1]

Da Vinci Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Da Vinci". usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 4 March 2015.