Wallace (Martian crater)

Summary

Wallace Crater
WallaceMartianCrater.jpg
PlanetMars
Coordinates52°54′S 110°36′E / 52.9°S 110.6°E / -52.9; 110.6Coordinates: 52°54′S 110°36′E / 52.9°S 110.6°E / -52.9; 110.6
QuadrangleHellas quadrangle
Diameter173 km (107 mi)
EponymAlfred Russel Wallace

Wallace is an impact crater in the Hellas quadrangle on Mars at 52.9°S and 249.4°W. It is 173 km (107 mi) in diameter. Its name was approved in 1973 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN), and refers to British biologist Alfred Russel Wallace.[1]

Floor of Wallace Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
Dust devil tracks on floor of Wallace Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Note this is an enlargement of the previous image of the floor of Wallace Crater.

See also

References

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