|Eponym||a town in Russia|
Jezža is a crater on Mars, located at in the Argyre quadrangle. It measures approximately 9.1 kilometers in diameter and was named after a town in Russia. Jezža is on the floor of Argyre Planitia between the craters Hooke and Galle.
Impact craters generally have a rim with ejecta around them, in contrast volcanic craters usually do not have a rim or ejecta deposits. As craters get larger (greater than 10 km in diameter) they usually have a central peak. The peak is caused by a rebound of the crater floor following the impact.
Jezza Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). A few gullies are just visible at the North (top) of crater.
- "Jezža (crater)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
- Hugh H. Kieffer (1992). Mars. University of Arizona Press. ISBN 978-0-8165-1257-7. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
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