Pangboche (crater)

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Pangboche Crater
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Crater Pangboche based on THEMIS day-time image
Planet Mars
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Diameter 11 km
Eponym a village in Nepal

Pangboche Crater is a young impact crater in the Tharsis quadrangle of Mars near the summit of Olympus Mons. It is 11 km in diameter, and is located at 17.22° N and 133.62° W. It was named after a village in Nepal.[1]

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Pangboche Crater, as seen by HiRISE. Pangboche Crater is very young and sits near the summit of Olympus Mons. Notice the steep walls.


  1. Blue, Jennifer. "Pangboche (crater)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.