Darwin (Martian crater)

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Darwin
Planet Mars
Coordinates Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Diameter 176.38
Eponym Charles Darwin and George Darwin
There is a Darwin crater on the moon and a suspected crater named Darwin on Earth.

Darwin is a crater on Mars located at 57°S 19°E to the southeast of Argyre Planitia in Noachis Terra. It is approximately 176 km in diameter. The crater's name was formally approved by the IAU in 1973.[1]

To the northeast of Darwin are the craters Green and Roddenberry. To the northwest is the larger crater Galle, and to the southwest is the crater Maraldi.

See also

References

  1. Darwin, Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature, International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)