Brashear (Martian crater)

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Brashear Crater
Brashear Crater by MOLA.JPG
Wide view of Brashear near other craters, as seen by MOLA in which elevations are indicated by different colors.
Coordinates54°08′S 119°02′W / 54.14°S 119.03°W / -54.14; -119.03Coordinates: 54°08′S 119°02′W / 54.14°S 119.03°W / -54.14; -119.03
Diameter77.45 km
EponymJohn A. Brashear (1840-1920), an American astronomer

Brashear Crater is an impact crater in the Thaumasia quadrangle of Mars, located at 54.14 S and 119.03 W. It is 77.45 km in diameter, and was named after John A. Brashear (1840–1920), an American astronomer. The name was approved in 1973.[1]


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