Boeddicker (crater)

From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
Jump to: navigation, search
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
Coordinates Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
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]


  1. "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Boeddicker". International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 4 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Golombek M. et al. (2001) LPS XXXII, abs. #1234.
  4. and
  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

See also