Coblentz (Martian crater)

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Coblentz Crater
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Coblentz Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).]]
PlanetMars
Coordinates54°54′S 90°18′W / 54.9°S 90.3°W / -54.9; -90.3Coordinates: 54°54′S 90°18′W / 54.9°S 90.3°W / -54.9; -90.3
Diameter102 km
EponymWilliam Coblentz, an American physicist (1873-1962)

Coblentz Crater is a crater in the Thaumasia quadrangle of Mars, located at 54.9°S latitude and 90.3°W longitude. It is 102 km in diameter. It was named after American physicist William Coblentz; the name was approved in 1973.[1]

This topographic map was created using Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) technology on the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft. This image is a screenshot of RedMapper's website and shows position of Coblentz crater in respect to other nearby features. The entire crater of Coblentz sits above areoid.


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  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Coblentz". usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 4 March 2015.