Maunder (Martian crater)


Maunder Crater
Maunder Crater.JPG
Maunder Crater, as seen by HiRISE. The overhang is part of the degraded south (toward bottom) wall of crater. The scale bar is 500 meters.
Coordinates50°00′S 358°30′W / 50°S 358.5°W / -50; -358.5Coordinates: 50°00′S 358°30′W / 50°S 358.5°W / -50; -358.5
QuadrangleNoachis quadrangle
Diameter91 km
EponymE. Walter Maunder, British astronomer (1851–1928)

Maunder is an old, eroded crater on Mars, located in the Noachis quadrangle at 50 South and 358.5 West. It measures 91 kilometers in diameter and was named after British astronomer Walter Maunder in 1973.[1]

Maunder crater has gullies and barchan dunes.


See also


  1. ^ "Maunder (Martian crater)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.