Agassiz (crater)

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Agassiz
PlanetMars
Coordinates69°54′S 88°54′W / 69.9°S 88.9°W / -69.9; -88.9Coordinates: 69°54′S 88°54′W / 69.9°S 88.9°W / -69.9; -88.9[1]
Diameter108.77 kilometres (67.59 mi)
Depth1.8[2]
EponymLouis Agassiz

Agassiz is an impact crater on Mars, named in honor of geologist Louis Agassiz (1807–1873).[3] The name was approved in 1973 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN).[1] The crater is 108.77 kilometres (67.59 mi) in diameter[2] and is located at 69.9°S 88.9°W.

Agassiz Crater rendered with GIS DEM file for RedMapper
This map generated by RedMapper shows Agassiz Crater on Mars. It's close to Heaviside Crater.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Planetary Names: Crater, craters: Agassiz on Mars". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. Retrieved 2015-08-18.
  2. ^ a b Howenstine, Jared (May 2006). Analysis of the depth-diameter relationship of Martian craters (PDF) (Capstone experience).
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2012). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 176. ISBN 3642297188.