Lampland (Martian crater)
Lampland Crater is an impact crater in the Thaumasia quadrangle of Mars, located at 35.9°S latitude and 79.6°W longitude. It is 79.0 km in diameter and was named after Carl Otto Lampland, and the name was approved in 1973.
Why craters are important
The density of impact craters is used to determine the surface ages of Mars and other solar system bodies. The older the surface, the more craters present. Crater shapes can reveal the presence of ground ice.
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