Richardson (Martian crater)

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Richardson Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
Dunes and defrosting spots in Richardson Crater, as seen by HiRISE. It is thought that films of liquid water sometimes exist in and around the dark spots.

Richardson Crater is a crater in the Mare Australe quadrangle on Mars, located at 72.6°S and 180.4°W. It is 95.9 km in diameter and was named after Lewis Fry Richardson. The name was approved in 1973. [1]

See also


  1. "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Richardson". International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 5 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>