Timbuktu (crater)

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Timbuktu Crater
Timbuktu Crater.jpg
Timbuktu Crater, located on the edge of Capri Chasma. Image taken with THEMIS. Click on image to see more details.
Planet Mars
Coordinates 5°42′S 37°36′W / 5.7°S 37.6°W / -5.7; -37.6Coordinates: 5°42′S 37°36′W / 5.7°S 37.6°W / -5.7; -37.6
Diameter 73.0 km
Eponym Timbuktu

Timbuktu Crater is an old crater in the Margaritifer Sinus quadrangle (MC-19) region of Mars, located at 5.7° S and 37.6° W. It is 73.0 km in diameter and was named after Timbuktu, Mali.[1]


  1. ^ Blue, Jennifer. "Timbuktu (crater)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.