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Kepler is a crater on Mars, located in the Eridania quadrangle at 46.8° S, 140.9° E. It measures approximately 228 kilometres (142 miles) and was named in 1973, by the International Astronomical Union, in honor of the astronomer Johannes Kepler.[1] A section of the floor of Kepler was photographed by the HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on 25 March 2006.

Location of Kepler Crater.
RegionEridania quadrangle
Coordinates46°48′S 140°54′E / 46.8°S 140.9°E / -46.8; 140.9Coordinates: 46°48′S 140°54′E / 46.8°S 140.9°E / -46.8; 140.9
Diameter228.24 km
EponymJohannes Kepler


  1. ^ "Kepler (Martian crater)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.

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