Boeddicker (crater)

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Boeddicker Crater
Aeolis map.JPG
Map of Aeolis quadrangle. The Spirit Rover landed in Gusev crater. It found volcanic rocks that probably came from Apollinaris Patera. A large pile of layered rocks sits in the middle of Gale Crater.
Planet Mars
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Diameter 109 km
Eponym Otto Boeddicker, a German astronomer (1853-1937)

Boeddicker Crater is a crater in the Aeolis quadrangle of Mars, located at 15° south latitude and 197.7° west longitude. It is 109 km in diameter and was named after Otto Boeddicker, a German astronomer (1853–1937).[1] [2]

Boeddicker Crater was discussed as a landing site for the 2003 Mars Exploration Rovers. It was one of 25 from a list of 185 after the FirstLanding Site Workshop for the 2003 Mars Exploration Rovers, January 24-25, 2001, at NASA Ames Research Center.[3] [4][5]

References

  1. "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Boeddicker". usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 4 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. http://www.google.com/mars/
  3. Golombek M. et al. (2001) LPS XXXII, abs. #1234.
  4. http://webgis.wr.usgs.gov/mer and http://marsoweb.nas.nasa.gov/landingsites/mer2003.
  5. Golombek, M., J. Grant,T. Parker, T. Schofield, D. Kass, P. Knocke, R. Roncoli, N. Bridges, S. Anderson, J. Crisp, A. Haldemann, M. Adler, W. Lee, S. Squyres, R. Arvidson, M. Carr,C. Weitz. 2002. DOWNSELECTION OF LANDING SITES FOR THE MARS EXPLORATION ROVERS. Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIII 1245.pdf

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