Smith (Martian crater)

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Dust devil tracks in Smith crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Note: this is an enlargement of the previous image of Smith Crater.

Smith is an impact crater on Mars, located in the Mare Australe quadrangle at 66.1°S latitude and 102.9°W longitude. It measures 74.33 kilometers in diameter and was named after English geologist William Smith (1769–1839). The name was approved in 1973, by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature.[1]

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  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature – Smith". Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature – International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 10 August 2017.