Pettit (Martian crater)

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Pettit Crater
Pettit Crater Rim.JPG
Pettit Crater Rim, as seen by HIRISE.
Planet Mars
Coordinates 12°23′N 173°52′W / 12.39°N 173.87°W / 12.39; -173.87Coordinates: 12°23′N 173°52′W / 12.39°N 173.87°W / 12.39; -173.87
Diameter 92.49 km
Eponym Edison Pettit, an American astronomer (1890-1962)

Pettit Crater is a crater in the Amazonis quadrangle of Mars, located at 12.39° north latitude and 173.87° west longitude. It is 92.49 km in diameter and was named after Edison Pettit, an American astronomer (1890–1962).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blue, Jennifer. "Pettit (Martian crater)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.