Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Firsoff Crater

From the USGS Astrogeology Science Center:

The name Firsoff has been approved for the Martian crater located at 2.6N, 9.4W. For more information, see the database information and the map of MC-11 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Note: Firsoff Crater is located in Meridiani Planum, and is slightly southeast of Crommelin Crater. Firsoff Crater is named after Valdemar Axel Firsoff; an English amateur astronomer of Swedish descent (1910-1981) who is known for his many books on the Moon, Mars, and the other terrestrial planets.

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