Oskison (crater)

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Oskison crater. The lower image highlights some of its secondary crater chains.
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 60°36′N 215°18′W / 60.6°N 215.3°W / 60.6; -215.3Coordinates: 60°36′N 215°18′W / 60.6°N 215.3°W / 60.6; -215.3
Diameter 120 km
Eponym John Milton Oskison

The crater Oskison is located in the far northern hemisphere of Mercury, in the plains north of Caloris basin. Oskison is a distinctive crater with a large central peak that exposes material excavated from depth. Many chains of secondary craters are visible radiating from Oskison outward onto the surrounding smooth plains.[1]


  1. ^ "MESSENGER: MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging". Messenger.jhuapl.edu. Retrieved 2014-01-04.