Stoney (Martian crater)

Summary

Stoney Crater
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Location of Stoney Crater
PlanetMars
RegionMare Australe quadrangle
Coordinates69°48′S 138°36′W / 69.8°S 138.6°W / -69.8; -138.6Coordinates: 69°48′S 138°36′W / 69.8°S 138.6°W / -69.8; -138.6
QuadrangleMare Australe quadrangle
Diameter161.37 km (100.27 mi)
EponymGeorge Johnstone Stoney

Stoney is an impact crater in the Mare Australe quadrangle of Mars, located at 69.8°S latitude and 138.6°W longitude. It measures 161.37 kilometres (100.27 mi) in diameter and was named after Anglo-Irish physicist George Johnstone Stoney (1826–1911). The name was officially adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature in 1973.[1]

East side of Stoney crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).

See also

References

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