Schmidt (Martian crater)
Topo map of Schmidt Crater
|Eponym||J. F. Julius Schmidt and Otto Schmidt|
Schmidt is an impact crater on Mars, located in the Mare Australe quadrangle at 72.3°S latitude and 78.1°W longitude. It measures approximately 201 kilometers in diameter. It was named after German astronomer J. F. Julius Schmidt and Russian geophysicist Otto Schmidt. The naming was officially approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature in 1973.
Schmidt (Martian crater), as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Arrows indicate the north and south rims of crater.
Dunes and dust devil tracks in Schmidt crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Narrow, dark lines are dust devil tracks. Note: this is an enlargement of the previous image of Schmidt crater.
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