Kufra (crater)

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Kufra Crater Floor.JPG
Kufra Crater Floor, as seen by HiRISE. Pits are thought to be caused by escaping water.
Coordinates40°42′N 239°46′W / 40.7°N 239.77°W / 40.7; -239.77Coordinates: 40°42′N 239°46′W / 40.7°N 239.77°W / 40.7; -239.77
Diameter37.5 km
EponymKufra, Libya

Kufra is a crater in the Cebrenia quadrangle of Mars, located at 40.7° North and 239.77° West. It is 37.5 kilometers in diameter. Its named refers to Kufra, a town in Libya.[1] Gullies are visible on its wall.


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  1. ^ "Kufra". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.