Teisserenc de Bort (crater)


Teisserenc de Bort Crater
Topographic location of Teisserenc de Bort Crater
RegionSyrtis Major quadrangle
Coordinates0°24′N 45°06′E / 0.4°N 45.1°E / 0.4; 45.1Coordinates: 0°24′N 45°06′E / 0.4°N 45.1°E / 0.4; 45.1
QuadrangleSyrtis Major quadrangle
Diameter115 km (71 mi)
EponymLéon Teisserenc de Bort

Teisserenc de Bort is an impact crater on Mars, at 0.4° N and 45.1° E. Most of it is in the Syrtis Major quadrangle. It measures 115 kilometres (71 mi) in diameter and was named after French meteorologist Léon Teisserenc de Bort (1855–1913). The name was adopted by IAU's Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature in 1973.[1] A picture below shows dark slope streaks. The darker the streak, the newer it is.


See also


  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Teisserenc de Bort". usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 5 March 2015.