Semeykin Crater Drainage, as seen by THEMIS. Click on image to see details of beautiful drainage system.
|Eponym||Boris Semeykin, a Soviet astronomer (1900-1937)|
Semeykin Crater is a crater in the Ismenius Lacus quadrangle on Mars. It is located at 41.8° north latitude and 351.4° west longitude. Semeykin Crater is 76.0 km in diameter and was named after Boris Semeykin, a Soviet astronomer (1900-1937).
Semeykin Crater, as seen by CTX camera on(Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
Why are Craters important?
The density of impact craters is used to determine the surface ages of Mars and other solar system bodies. The older the surface, the more craters present. Crater shapes can reveal the presence of ground ice.
- "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Semeykin". usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
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