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Three craters discovered on Mars UPSC NOTE


  • The scientists of Ahmedabad-based Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) have discovered three new craters on Mars

  • They have been discovered in the Tharsis volcanic region on Mars.

  • On the recommendation of the PRL, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved naming the three craters on Mars

What they are named

  • One crater has been named “Lal crater” after Prof. Devendra Lal, a renowned Indian geophysicist and former director of PRL from 1972-1983. It is a 65 km wide crater

  • The second crater has been named “Mursan crater” after a town in Uttar Pradesh. Mursan crater is a ~10 km wide crater superimposed on the eastern side of the rim of the Lal crater.

  • The third crater is “Hilsa crater”. It is a ~10 km wide crater superimposed on the western side of the rim of the Lal crater. It is named after a town in Bihar



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Three craters discovered on Mars UPSC NOTE
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