Semeykin (crater)

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Semeykin
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Semeykin Crater Drainage, as seen by THEMIS. Click on image to see details of beautiful drainage system.
Planet Mars
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Diameter 76.0 km
Eponym Boris Semeykin, a Soviet astronomer (1900-1937)

Semeykin Crater is a crater in the Ismenius Lacus quadrangle on Mars. It is located at 41.8° north latitude and 351.4° west longitude. Semeykin Crater is 76.0 km in diameter and was named after Boris Semeykin, a Soviet astronomer (1900-1937).[1]

Why are Craters important?

The density of impact craters is used to determine the surface ages of Mars and other solar system bodies.[2] The older the surface, the more craters present. Crater shapes can reveal the presence of ground ice.

See also

References

  1. "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Semeykin". usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 4 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. http://www.lpi.usra.edu/publications/slidesets/stones/