Robert Sharp (crater)


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.
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


  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'". Retrieved 30 March 2012.