Helmholtz (Martian crater)

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Helmholtz Crater
Topographical location of Helmholtz Crater
Coordinates45°48′S 21°18′W / 45.8°S 21.3°W / -45.8; -21.3Coordinates: 45°48′S 21°18′W / 45.8°S 21.3°W / -45.8; -21.3
Diameter111.5 km
EponymHermann von Helmholtz

Helmholtz Crater is an impact crater in the Argyre quadrangle on Mars at 45.8°S and 21.3°W and is 111.5 km in diameter. Helmholtz is located just east of Argyre Planitia.[1] Its name refers to German physicist Hermann von Helmholtz (1821–1894).[2]


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  1. ^ Moore, P. et al. 1990. The Atlas of the Solar System. Cresent Books. NY
  2. ^ "Helmholtz (Martian crater)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.