Niesten (crater)

Summary

Niesten Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on MRO) and MOLA. MOLA colors show elevations. The CTX image came from the rectangle shown in the MOLA image.

Niesten is an impact crater on Mars, located in the Iapygia quadrangle at 28.3°S latitude and 302.3°W longitude. It measures 115 kilometers in diameter and was named after Belgian astronomer Louis Niesten. The name was approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature in 1973.[1]

See also

References

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