Saheki (crater)

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Saheki
Saheki Crater Alluvial Fan.JPG
Alluvial fan in Saheki Crater, as seen by HiRISE
Planet Mars
Coordinates 21°45′S 286°58′W / 21.75°S 286.97°W / -21.75; -286.97Coordinates: 21°45′S 286°58′W / 21.75°S 286.97°W / -21.75; -286.97
Diameter 82.44 km
Eponym Tsuneo Saheki, a Japanese amateur astronomer (1916–1996)

Saheki is a crater on Mars, located in the Iapygia quadrangle at 21.75° S and 286.97° W. It measures approximately 82 kilometers in diameter and was named after Tsuneo Saheki, a Japanese amateur astronomer (1916–1996). The naming was adopted by IAU's Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature in 2006.[1]

The crater contains a number of alluvial fans, which are preserved in inverted relief.[2]

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  1. ^ http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/
  2. ^ Morgan, A.M.; Howard, A.D.; Hobley, D.E.J.; Moore, J.M.; Dietrich, W.E.; Williams, R.M.E.; Burr, D.M.; Grant, J.A.; Wilson, S.A.; Matsubara, Y. (2014). "Sedimentology and climatic environment of alluvial fans in the martian Saheki crater and a comparison with terrestrial fans in the Atacama Desert". Icarus. 229: 131–156. Bibcode:2014Icar..229..131M. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2013.11.007.