Wirtz Crater Dunes with ripples and frost, as seen by HiRISE
|Eponym||Carl Wilhelm Wirtz, German astronomer (1886–1956)|
Wirtz is a crater on Mars, located in Argyre quadrangle at 48.6° south latitude and 26° west longitude. It measures approximately 120 kilometers in diameter and was named after Carl Wilhelm Wirtz, a German astronomer (1886–1956). The name was adopted by IAU's Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature in 1973. Wirtz lies on the eastern edge of the large impact crater Argyre Planitia.
East side of Writz Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
- "Wirtz (crater)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
- Moore, P. et al. 1990. The Atlas of the Solar System. Crescent Books. NY
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