Haldane (Martian crater)

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RegionEridania quadrangle
Coordinates52°48′S 230°42′W / 52.8°S 230.7°W / -52.8; -230.7Coordinates: 52°48′S 230°42′W / 52.8°S 230.7°W / -52.8; -230.7
Diameter77 km
EponymJ.B.S. Haldane

Haldane is an impact crater in the Eridania quadrangle of Mars, located at 52.8°S and 230.7°W. It is 77 km in diameter. It was named after British physiologist and geneticist J. B. S. Haldane; the name was approved in 1973 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN).[1]

Haldane Crater, as seen by CTX. Dark portions on the floor are dunes.

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