Wright (Martian crater)

Wright Crater is an impact crater in the Phaethontis quadrangle of Mars, located at 58.9°S latitude and 151.0°W longitude. It measures 115.0 kilometers in diameter and was named after American astronomer William Hammond Wright. The naming was approved by the IAU in 1973.[1] The first image below shows the relationship among three craters that are near each other.

MOLA image showing the relationship among Wright, Keeler, and Trumpler Craters. Colors indicate elevations.

Wright Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).

Floor of Wright Crater, showing dust devil tracks, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Note: this is an enlargement of the previous image of Wright Crater.

See also[edit]

1747 Wright, minor planet
Climate of Mars
Geology of Mars
List of craters on Mars
Wright (lunar crater)

References[edit]

^ “Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Wright”. usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 

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