Hadley (crater)

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Hadley Crater
HadleyMartianCrater.jpg
Location of Hadley Crater.
PlanetMars
RegionAeolis quadrangle
Coordinates19°30′S 156°54′E / 19.5°S 156.9°E / -19.5; 156.9Coordinates: 19°30′S 156°54′E / 19.5°S 156.9°E / -19.5; 156.9
Diameter119 km
EponymGeorge Hadley

Hadley is an impact crater in the Aeolis quadrangle of Mars, located at 19.5°S latitude and 203.1°W longitude, and is inside Terra Cimmeria. It is 119.0 km in diameter. It was named after British meteorologist George Hadley; the name was approved in 1973.[1] Dunes are present on the floor of the crater and can be seen in the pictures on the left.

Hadley Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
Dunes on floor of Hadley Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Note: this is an enlargement of the previous image of Hadley Crater.

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