Huxley (Martian crater)

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Huxley Crater
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Location of Huxley Crater
PlanetMars
RegionHellas quadrangle
Coordinates63°00′S 100°48′E / 63°S 100.8°E / -63; 100.8Coordinates: 63°00′S 100°48′E / 63°S 100.8°E / -63; 100.8
Diameter107 km
EponymThomas Henry Huxley
Huxley Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).

Huxley is a crater in the Hellas quadrangle of Mars, located at 63.0°S latitude and 259.2°W longitude. It is 107.0 km in diameter and was named after Thomas Henry Huxley, and the name was approved in 1973 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN).[1]

Huxley is due south of the larger Secchi, other nearby named craters include Redi to the northwest, Laylá to the northeast and the Heinlein-Weinbaum crater pair to the east-southeast, no nearby named craters are located south but another crater named Gilbert is in the southwest.

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