Gilbert (Martian crater)

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Gilbert (crater on Mars)
Planet Mars
Coordinates 68°00′S 86°18′E / 68°S 86.3°E / -68; 86.3Coordinates: 68°00′S 86°18′E / 68°S 86.3°E / -68; 86.3
Diameter 126 km
Eponym Grove K. Gilbert

Gilbert is a large Martian crater located in the south of the planet in the area of Promethei Terra. It is one of several large craters in the heavily pock-marked upland region. It was named in 1973 in honour of American geologist Grove K. Gilbert.[1]