Le Verrier (Martian crater)

Summary

LeVerrier Crater
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Location of le Verrier Crater.
PlanetMars
RegionNoachis quadrangle
Coordinates38°00′S 18°06′E / 38°S 18.1°E / -38; 18.1Coordinates: 38°00′S 18°06′E / 38°S 18.1°E / -38; 18.1
QuadrangleNoachis quadrangle
Diameter138 km
EponymUrbain Le Verrier
Le Verrier, as seen by CTX camera of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Le Verrier is an impact crater in the Noachis quadrangle of Mars, located at 38.0°S latitude and 342.9°W longitude, and is inside Noachis Terra. It is 138 kilometers in diameter. It was named after French mathematician and astronomer Urbain Le Verrier. The name was approved in 1973 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN).[1]

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References

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