Robert Sharp (crater)

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Robert Sharp Crater[1]
Mare Tyrrhenum map.JPG
Map of Mare Tyrrhenum quadrangle. Robert Sharp Crater is in the northeast part (upper right corner) of the map.
Planet Mars
Coordinates 4°10′S 133°25′E / 4.17°S 133.42°E / -4.17; 133.42Coordinates: 4°10′S 133°25′E / 4.17°S 133.42°E / -4.17; 133.42
Diameter 152.08 km (94.50 mi)[1]
Eponym Robert P. Sharp

Robert Sharp is a crater on the planet Mars in the northeastern part of Mare Tyrrhenum quadrangle (and near the northwestern part of the Aeolis quadrangle) at 4°10′S 133°25′E / 4.17°S 133.42°E / -4.17; 133.42.[1] The crater is 152.08 km (94.50 mi) in diameter and is located about 260 km (160 mi) west of Gale Crater (the planned landing location of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on 6 August 2012[2][3][4]). Robert Sharp Crater was named for geologist and planetary scientist Robert P. Sharp by the USGS and IAU on May 16, 2012.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d USGS (16 May 2012). "Three New Names Approved for Features on Mars". USGS. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  2. ^ NASA Staff (27 March 2012). "'Mount Sharp' on Mars Compared to Three Big Mountains on Earth". NASA. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Agle, D. C. (28 March 2012). "'Mount Sharp' On Mars Links Geology's Past and Future". NASA. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Staff (29 March 2012). "NASA's New Mars Rover Will Explore Towering 'Mount Sharp'". Retrieved 30 March 2012. 

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