Burroughs (crater)

Burroughs is a large crater on Mars at latitude 72.5S / longitude 243.1W, with a diameter of 104.0 kilometres (64.6 mi).

Coordinates72°30′S 243°06′W / 72.5°S 243.1°W / -72.5; -243.1Coordinates: 72°30′S 243°06′W / 72.5°S 243.1°W / -72.5; -243.1
Diameter104.0 kilometres (64.6 mi)
EponymEdgar Rice Burroughs

The crater is named after Edgar Rice Burroughs,[1] the American science fiction novelist who wrote a series of fantasy novels set on the planet.

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  1. ^ Sagan, Carl (1978-05-28). "Growing up with Science Fiction". The New York Times. p. SM7. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-12-12.

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