Adams (Martian crater)

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Adams Crater
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Western side of Adams Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
PlanetMars
RegionCebrenia quadrangle
Coordinates31°06′N 163°00′E / 31.1°N 163°E / 31.1; 163Coordinates: 31°06′N 163°00′E / 31.1°N 163°E / 31.1; 163
Diameter94.9 km
EponymWalter Sydney Adams

Adams Crater is an impact crater in the Cebrenia quadrangle of Mars, located at 31.1°N latitude and 163.0°E longitude. It is 94.9  km in diameter. It was named after Walter Sydney Adams,[1] and the name was approved in 1973 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN).[2]


A topographic map showing the relative position of Adams Crater in the Elysium region of Mars
A topographic map showing the relative position of Adams Crater in the Elysium region of Mars

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  1. ^ "Honorary Member: Walter Sydney Adams". Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  2. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Adams". usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 4 March 2015.