Jezža (crater)

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Jezža
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 Crater is a crater in the Argyre quadrangle of Mars, located at 48.8° S and 38° W. It is 9.1 km in diameter and was named after a town in Russia.[1] 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.[2] The peak is caused by a rebound of the crater floor following the impact.[3]


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  1. ^ Blue, Jennifer. "Jezža (crater)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
  2. ^ http://www.lpi.usra.edu/publications/slidesets/stones/
  3. ^ Hugh H. Kieffer (1992). Mars. University of Arizona Press. ISBN 978-0-8165-1257-7. Retrieved 7 March 2011.