Huggins (Martian crater)

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Huggins Crater
HugginsMartianCrater.jpg
PlanetMars
RegionEridania quadrangle
Coordinates49°00′S 155°48′E / 49.0°S 155.8°E / -49.0; 155.8Coordinates: 49°00′S 155°48′E / 49.0°S 155.8°E / -49.0; 155.8
Diameter83 km
EponymWilliam Huggins

Huggins is an impact crater in the Eridania quadrangle of Mars, located at 49.0°S latitude and 155.8°E longitude. It is 83 km in diameter. It was named after British astronomer William Huggins, and the name was approved in 1973 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN).[1]

Huggins Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
Dunes and dust devil tracks on floor of Huggins Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Dark streaks on dunes are dust devil tracks. Note: this is an enlargement of the previous image of Huggins Crater.

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