Eudoxus (Martian crater)

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Eudoxus Crater
EudoxusMartianCrater.jpg
Location of Eudoxus Crater
Planet Mars
Region Phaethontis quadrangle
Coordinates 44°54′S 147°30′W / 44.9°S 147.5°W / -44.9; -147.5Coordinates: 44°54′S 147°30′W / 44.9°S 147.5°W / -44.9; -147.5
Diameter 98 km
Eponym Eudoxus of Cnidus

Eudoxus is an impact crater in the Phaethontis quadrangle of Mars, located at 44.9°S latitude and 147.5°W longitude. It is 98.0 km in diameter. It was named after Greek astronomer Eudoxus of Cnidus (4th century BC), and the name was approved in 1973.[1]

West side of Eudoxus Crater, as seen by CTX camera on MRO
Gullies in Eudoxus Crater

The closest named crater is Hipparchus to the west, other named craters are further away including Nansen to the southeast and Yaren to the east.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Eudoxus". usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 4 March 2015.


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