Airy (Martian crater)

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Airy
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Planet Mars
Coordinates 5°06′S 0°06′E / 5.1°S 0.1°E / -5.1; 0.1Coordinates: 5°06′S 0°06′E / 5.1°S 0.1°E / -5.1; 0.1
Diameter 40 kilometres (25 mi)
Eponym Sir George Biddell Airy

Airy is an impact crater on Mars, named in honor of the British Astronomer, Royal Sir George Biddell Airy (1801–1892). The crater is approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) in diameter and is located at 0.1°E 5.1°S in the Meridiani Planum region. The much smaller crater Airy-0, which defines the location of Mars' prime meridian, lies within it.[1]

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