Persbo (crater)

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Persbo Crater
Persbo Crater Wall.JPG
Persbo Crater Wall, as seen by HiRISE. Scale bar is 500 meters long. Click on image to see details in rock layers in wall.
Planet Mars
Coordinates 8°32′N 203°14′W / 8.54°N 203.24°W / 8.54; -203.24Coordinates: 8°32′N 203°14′W / 8.54°N 203.24°W / 8.54; -203.24
Diameter 19.5 km
Eponym Persbo, Sweden

Persbo Crater is an impact crater in the Elysium quadrangle of Mars located at 8.54° N and 203.24° W. It measures 19.5 kilometer in diameter and was named after Persbo, Sweden.[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. ^ "Persbo (crater)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
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  3. ^ Hugh H. Kieffer (1992). Mars. University of Arizona Press. ISBN 978-0-8165-1257-7. Retrieved 7 March 2011.