Magelhaens (Martian crater)

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Magelhaens
Planet Mars
Coordinates 32°22′S 185°25′W / 32.36°S 185.42°W / -32.36; -185.42Coordinates: 32°22′S 185°25′W / 32.36°S 185.42°W / -32.36; -185.42
Diameter 105 km
Eponym Ferdinand Magellan

Magelhaens is an impact crater in the southern highlands of Mars, located at 32.36° south latitude and 185.42° west longitude. It is 105 km long and was named for Ferdinand Magellan, the 16th century Portuguese explorer.[1]

Magelhaens is located southwest of the volcanic region of Tharsis. It is surrounded by rocky peaks of unknown origin. These forms may be the result of tectonic movements in the Tharsis region, or of meteorite impacts.[2]

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  1. ^ Magelhaens at usgs.gov page by IAU planetary names working party: retrieved 11.1.2014.
  2. ^ Magelhaens at teleskopy.net News report on Magelhaens dated 1.7.2010: retrieved 11.1.2014.

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