Knobel (crater)


Knobel Crater
Knobel Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter)
RegionMare Tyrrhenum quadrangle
Coordinates6°42′S 133°12′E / 6.7°S 133.2°E / -6.7; 133.2Coordinates: 6°42′S 133°12′E / 6.7°S 133.2°E / -6.7; 133.2
QuadrangleMare Tyrrhenum quadrangle
Diameter123 km
EponymEdward Knobel

Knobel is an impact crater in the Mare Tyrrhenum quadrangle of Mars, located at 6.7°S latitude and 226.8°W longitude and is in the northern end of Terra Cimmeria. It is 123 kilometers in diameter. It was named after British astronomer Edward Knobel; the name was approved in 1973 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN).[1]

See also


  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Knobel". International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 4 March 2015.