Martz (crater)

Summary

Martz Crater
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Martz Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
PlanetMars
RegionEridania quadrangle
Coordinates35°18′S 144°06′E / 35.3°S 144.1°E / -35.3; 144.1Coordinates: 35°18′S 144°06′E / 35.3°S 144.1°E / -35.3; 144.1
QuadrangleEridania quadrangle
Diameter94 km
EponymEdwin P. Martz, American physicist and astronomer
Gullies on central mound in Martz Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Note: This is an enlargement of the previous image of Martz Crater.

Martz is an impact crater on Mars, located in the Eridania quadrangle at 35.3°S latitude and 215.9°W longitude. Martz is east of the giant impact basin Hellas Planitia.[1] It measures 97.0 kilometers in diameter and was named after American physicist and astronomer Edwin P. Martz. The name was approved by IAU's Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature in 1973.[2] Gullies are visible in the images.

See also

References

  1. ^ Moore, P. et al. 1990. The Atlas of the Solar System. Crescent Books. NY
  2. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Martz". usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 4 March 2015.