Bonestell (crater)

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Bonestell (crater)
Bonestell Crater.JPG
Bonestell, as seen by HiRISE. Scale bar is 1000 meters long.
Planet Mars
Coordinates 42°22′N 30°34′W / 42.37°N 30.57°W / 42.37; -30.57Coordinates: 42°22′N 30°34′W / 42.37°N 30.57°W / 42.37; -30.57
Diameter 42.4 km
Eponym Chesley Bonestell, a famous American space artist (1888-1986)

Bonestell is a crater in the Mare Acidalium quadrangle of Mars, located at 42.37° North and 30.57° West. It is 42.4 km in diameter and was named after Chesley Bonestell, a famous American space artist (1888-1986), whose drawings inspired many young people to study sciences.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bonestell. Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature, retrieved June 19, 2011