Sander (crater)

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Sander
Munchwitharrows3.png
The yellow arrows indicate the rim of Caloris basin
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 42°35′N 205°36′W / 42.59°N 205.6°W / 42.59; -205.6Coordinates: 42°35′N 205°36′W / 42.59°N 205.6°W / 42.59; -205.6
Diameter 50.0 km
Eponym August Sander

Sander is a crater on Mercury, within Caloris Basin. It has dark walls and bright patches on its floor. Unlike the rays of Basho crater, the bright areas are not believed to be immature but are inherently bright.[1] It is named after the German photographer August Sander (1876–1964).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Closer Look at Albedo and Color Variations on Mercury", Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory
  2. ^ "A Trio of Craters: Munch, Sander, and Poe", Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory