Mitchel (crater)

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Mitchel Crater
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Western side of Mitchel crater (Martian crater), as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
PlanetMars
RegionMare Australe quadrangle
Coordinates67°30′S 76°00′E / 67.5°S 76.0°E / -67.5; 76.0Coordinates: 67°30′S 76°00′E / 67.5°S 76.0°E / -67.5; 76.0
Diameter138.4 km
EponymOrmsby M. Mitchel
Dust devil tracks in Mitchell crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Note: this is an enlargement of a previous image of west side of Mitchel crater

Mitchel is an impact crater in the Mare Australe quadrangle of Mars, located at 67.7°S latitude and 76.0°E longitude. It is 138.4 kilometers in diameter. Its name refers to Ormsby M. Mitchel, an American astronomer and major general in the American Civil War.[1]

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  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Mitchel". usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 4 March 2015.