Robert Sharp (crater)

Summary

Robert Sharp Crater
Mare Tyrrhenum map.JPG
Map of Mare Tyrrhenum quadrangle. Robert Sharp Crater is in the northeast part (upper right corner) of the map.
PlanetMars
Coordinates4°10′S 133°25′E / 4.17°S 133.42°E / -4.17; 133.42Coordinates: 4°10′S 133°25′E / 4.17°S 133.42°E / -4.17; 133.42
QuadrangleMare Tyrrhenum quadrangle
Diameter152.08 km (94.50 mi)[1]
EponymRobert P. Sharp

Robert Sharp is a crater on the planet Mars in the northeastern part of Mare Tyrrhenum quadrangle at 4°10′S 133°25′E / 4.17°S 133.42°E / -4.17; 133.42.[1] The crater is 152.08 km (94.50 mi) in diameter and is located about 260 km (160 mi) west of Gale Crater (the landing location of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on 6 August 2012[2][3][4]). Robert Sharp Crater was named for geologist and planetary scientist Robert P. Sharp in 2012.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Robert Sharp". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
  2. ^ NASA Staff (27 March 2012). "'Mount Sharp' on Mars Compared to Three Big Mountains on Earth". NASA. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  3. ^ Agle, D. C. (28 March 2012). "'Mount Sharp' On Mars Links Geology's Past and Future". NASA. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  4. ^ Staff (29 March 2012). "NASA's New Mars Rover Will Explore Towering 'Mount Sharp'". Space.com. Retrieved 30 March 2012.