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.
Coordinates8°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
Diameter19.5 km
EponymPersbo, 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] It is just south of the Cerberus Fossae, and is adjacent to the Athabasca Valles, which issue from one of the fossae. 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.