|Eponym||François J. Terby|
Terby is a crater on the northern edge of Hellas Planitia, Mars. The 174 km diameter crater is centered at 28°S, 73°E with an elevation of −5 km. It is named after François J. Terby. It is the site of an ancient lakebed and has clay deposits.
Map of Iapygia quadrangle with major craters. The crater Terby is of great interest to scientists because it contains many rock layers.
Layers in Terby crater, as seen by HiRISE. Layers may have formed when the Hellas basin was filled with water.
Terby Crater layers as seen by HiRISE.
- Murchie, S. et al. 2009. A synthesis of Martian aqueous mineralogy after 1 Mars year of observations from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Journal of Geophysical Research: 114.
- Evidence for Lacustrine Deposition at the crater Terby
- HiRISE observation of the crater Terby
- Mars Express views of Terby
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