Ross (Martian crater)


Ross Crater
Ross Crater MOLA.JPG
Ross Crater as seen by MOLA which shows the elevations.
Coordinates57°42′S 107°50′W / 57.7°S 107.84°W / -57.7; -107.84Coordinates: 57°42′S 107°50′W / 57.7°S 107.84°W / -57.7; -107.84
QuadrangleThaumasia quadrangle
Diameter82.51 km
EponymFrank E. Ross, an American astronomer (1874-1960)

Ross is an impact crater in the Thaumasia quadrangle of Mars located at 57.7 S and 107.84 W. It is 82.51 km in diameter. It was named after Frank E. Ross, an American astronomer (1874-1960). The crater's name was approved in 1973.[1]

Gullies and polygonal patterned ground have been observed in and around Ross crater.


See also


  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Ross". International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 5 March 2015.