Pangboche (crater)

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Pangboche Crater
Martian impact crater Pangboche based on day THEMIS.png
Crater Pangboche based on THEMIS day-time image
Planet Mars
Coordinates 17°13′N 133°37′W / 17.22°N 133.62°W / 17.22; -133.62Coordinates: 17°13′N 133°37′W / 17.22°N 133.62°W / 17.22; -133.62
Diameter 11 km
Eponym a village in Nepal

Pangboche Crater is a young impact crater in the Tharsis quadrangle of Mars near the summit of Olympus Mons. It is 11 km in diameter, and is located at 17.22° N and 133.62° W. It was named after a village in Nepal.[1]

Pangboche Crater, as seen by HiRISE. Pangboche Crater is very young and sits near the summit of Olympus Mons. Notice the steep walls.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blue, Jennifer. "Pangboche (crater)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program. http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov