Wells (crater)

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Wells Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
Dust devil tracks along rim of Wells Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Note: this is an enlargement of previous image of Wells Crater.

Wells is an impact crater in the Eridania quadrangle on Mars at 60.2°S and 237.9°W. It measures approximately 98 kilometers in diameter. The crater was named after English writer H. G. Wells (1866–1946). 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 | Wells". usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 4 March 2015.