Thursday, April 10, 2008

Stickney Crater


They named this large crater, whose impact nearly split the tiny Martian moon Phobos apart, Stickney Crater, after the wife (Chloe Angeline Stickney) of its discoverer Asaph Hall. See Previous post.

Photo credit: HiRISE, MRO, LPL (U. of Arizona), and NASA
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4 comments:

Jo said...

Fabulous.

Tammy said...

I want a crater named after me!

Very cool story a picture.
XXOO

pepektheassassin said...

Thanks, jo. And Tammy, I have a small crater in my front yard where the boys have been digging for treasure! I shall name it after you! Do you want a picture???

Would you prefer "Tammy's Crater" or "Warrior's Crater" or "Batman's Crater?" Consider it done!

tumblewords said...

Yes, isn't that amazing? When I saw it...