Richardson (Martian crater)

Richardson Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
Dunes and defrosting spots in Richardson Crater, as seen by HiRISE. It is thought that films of liquid water sometimes exist in and around the dark spots.

Richardson is a crater in the Mare Australe quadrangle on Mars, located at 72.6°S and 180.4°W. It measures 95.9 kilometers in diameter and was named after Lewis Fry Richardson. The name was approved by the International Astronomical Union in 1973.[1]

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  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Richardson". usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 5 March 2015.