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Focas (Martian crater)

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Focas (Martian crater)

Focas Crater
Western side of Focas Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
Planet Mars
Coordinates [1] (optional)
Diameter 76.5 km
Eponym Jean Focas

Focas Crater is an impact crater in the Ismenius Lacus quadrangle of Mars. It is located at 33.9° N and 347.3° W and its name was approved in 1973. Focas Crater is 76.5 km in diameter. It was named after Jean Focas.[3] Pictures reveal many small channels along its rim; some are visible in pictures below from CTX.


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  3. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Focas". International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 

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