Sagan (crater)

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Sagan (crater)
Sagan Crater.JPG
Central peak ring of Sagan, as seen by HiRISE. Scale bar is 500 meters long.
Planet Mars
Coordinates 10°48′N 30°42′W / 10.8°N 30.7°W / 10.8; -30.7Coordinates: 10°48′N 30°42′W / 10.8°N 30.7°W / 10.8; -30.7
Eponym Carl E. Sagan, an American astronomer (1934-1996)

Sagan is an impact crater in the Oxia Palus quadrangle of Mars. It is located at 10.8° N and 30.7° W. It is named after Carl E. Sagan, an American astronomer (1934–1996). Dr. Sagan was a founder of the Planetary Society.[1]

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