|Eponym||Lindsay Eddie, a South African astronomer (1845-1913)|
Eddie Crater is a crater in the Elysium quadrangle of Mars at 12.3° north latitude and 217.9° west longitude. It is 89 km in diameter and was named after Lindsay Eddie, a South African astronomer (1845–1913).
Impact craters generally have a rim with ejecta around them, in contrast volcanic craters usually do not have a rim or ejecta deposits. As craters get larger (greater than 10 km in diameter) they usually have a central peak, as this crater has. The peak is caused by a rebound of the crater floor following the impact. It contains material uplifted from beneath the surface.
The InSight Mars landing 2018 was south and west of Eddie crater.
Eddie Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
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