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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.

Kepler
KeplerMartianCrater.jpg
Location of Kepler Crater.
PlanetMars
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

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

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