Weinbaum (crater)


Weinbaum Crater
Weinbaum crater, as seen by CTX camera (on MRO)
RegionMare Australe quadrangle
Coordinates65°30′S 114°36′E / 65.5°S 114.6°E / -65.5; 114.6Coordinates: 65°30′S 114°36′E / 65.5°S 114.6°E / -65.5; 114.6
QuadrangleMare Australe quadrangle
Diameter82 km (51 mi)
EponymStanley Weinbaum
Weinbaum crater region showing dust devil tracks, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Field of picture is just outside rim of crater and is an enlargement of the previous image of Weinbaum crater.

Weinbaum is an impact crater in the Mare Australe quadrangle of Mars, located at 65.5°S latitude and 245.4°W longitude. It measures 82 kilometres (51 mi) in diameter and was named after American science fiction writer Stanley Weinbaum (1902–1935). The name was adopted in 1973 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature.[1][2]

See also


  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Weinbaum". usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  2. ^ Sagan, Carl (1978-05-28). "Growing up with Science Fiction". The New York Times. p. SM7. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-12-12.