Gasa (crater)

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Gasa Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Note: Gasa Crater is the smaller crater. It is believed the impact that created Gasa occurred in a debris-covered glacier.
Gullies in Gasa Crater, as seen by HiRISE.

Gasa Crater is an impact crater in the Phaethontis quadrangle on Mars at 35.68° S and 230.72° W. and is 6.5 km in diameter. Its name was approved in 2009, and it was named after a place in Bhutan.[1] Gullies are evident in the images. It is now believed that the impact that created Gasa happened in a larger crater whose floor was covered with debris-covered glaciers.[2]

See also


  1. "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Gasa". International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 5 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Schon, S. and J. Head. 2012. Gasa impact crater, Mars: Very young gullies formed from impact into latitude-dependent mantle and debris-covered glacier deposits? Icarus: 218, 459-477.