Kepler (Martian crater)

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For the lunar crater, see Kepler (lunar crater).
Planet Mars
Coordinates 46°48′S 140°54′E / 46.8°S 140.9°E / -46.8; 140.9Coordinates: 46°48′S 140°54′E / 46.8°S 140.9°E / -46.8; 140.9
Diameter 233 km
Eponym Johannes Kepler

Kepler is a crater in the Eridania quadrangle on Mars. Located at 46.8° S, 140.9° E, Kepler is 233 kilometres (145 mi) wide.[1] It was named in 1973 by the International Astronomical Union, in honor of the astronomer Johannes Kepler.[1] On March 25, 2006 a section of the floor of Kepler was photographed by the HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.


  1. ^ a b "Mars Gazetteer: Mars feature names and locations", NASA.

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