Tycho Brahe (Martian crater)


Tycho Brahe
Image of Tycho Brahe taken by Mars Global Surveyor
RegionEridania quadrangle
Coordinates49°48′S 213°54′W / 49.8°S 213.9°W / -49.8; -213.9Coordinates: 49°48′S 213°54′W / 49.8°S 213.9°W / -49.8; -213.9
QuadrangleEridania quadrangle
Diameter105.27 km (65.41 mi)
EponymTycho Brahe (1546–1601)

Tycho Brahe is a crater on Mars named after the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546–1601). It is located in the Cerberus hemisphere around 49.8° south and 213.9° west, in an area which is south of the Martz crater and east of the Hellas Basin. It measures approximately 105.27 kilometres (65.41 mi) in diameter. The name was adopted by IAU's Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature in 1973.[1]


  1. ^ "Tycho Brahe (Martian crater)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.