McLaughlin (Martian crater)
|Region||Oxia Palus quadrangle|
|Diameter||90.92 km (56.50 mi)|
|Depth||2.2 km (1.4 mi)|
|Eponym||Dean B. McLaughlin, American astronomer (1901-1965). (IAU, 1973).|
McLaughlin Crater is an old crater in the Oxia Palus quadrangle of Mars, located at . It is 90.92 km (56.50 mi) in diameter and 2.2 km (1.4 mi) deep. The crater was named after Dean B. McLaughlin, an American astronomer (1901-1965). The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has found evidence that the water came from beneath the surface between 3.7 billion and 4 billion years ago and remained long enough to make carbonate-related clay minerals found in layers. 
- IAU Staff (17 November 2010). "McLaughlin - Crater, Mars, 3782". IAU. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
- Choi, Charles Q. (20 January 2013). "Giant Mars Crater Shows Evidence of Ancient Lake". Space.com. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
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