Smith (Martian crater)

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Dust devil tracks in Smith crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Note: this is an enlargement of the previous image of Smith Crater.

Smith Crater is an impact crater in the Mare Australe quadrangle of Mars, located at 66.1°S latitude and 102.9°W longitude. It is 75.5 km in diameter and was named after William Smith (1769-1839), an English geologist, and the name was approved in 1973 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN).[1]

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