Jezža (crater)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Jezza Crater)
Jump to: navigation, search
Jezza Crater.JPG
Jezža Crater, as seen by HiRISE. North wall (at top) has gullies. Dark lines are dust devil tracks. Scale bar is 500 meters long.
Planet Mars
Coordinates 48°48′S 38°00′W / 48.8°S 38°W / -48.8; -38Coordinates: 48°48′S 38°00′W / 48.8°S 38°W / -48.8; -38
Diameter 9.1 km
Eponym a town in Russia

Jezža is a crater on Mars, located at 48°48′S 38°00′W / 48.8°S 38°W / -48.8; -38 in the Argyre quadrangle. It measures approximately 9.1 kilometers in diameter and was named after a town in Russia.[1] Jezza is on the floor of Argyre Planitia between Hooke Crater and Galle (Martian crater).[2] Other features surrounding it are Horarum Mons further south, Argyre Cavi to the west, and the tiny crater Delta to the north-northwest[2]

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.[3] The peak is caused by a rebound of the crater floor following the impact.[4] Also present are a few gullies in parts of the crater rim.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Jezža (crater)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^
  4. ^ Hugh H. Kieffer (1992). Mars. University of Arizona Press. ISBN 978-0-8165-1257-7. Retrieved 7 March 2011.