Stickney (crater)

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Stickney is the largest crater on Phobos. Phobos is a satellite of Mars. It is at 1°N 49°W / 1°N 49°W / 1; -49[1]Coordinates: 1°N 49°W / 1°N 49°W / 1; -49[1] and is 9 km (5.6 mi) in diameter. It makes a large part of the moon's surface.

It is named after Chloe Angeline Stickney Hall, wife of Phobos's discoverer, Asaph Hall.[2]

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  1. Blue, Jennifer. "Stickney". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
  2. Blue, Jennifer. "Phobos Nomenclature: Crater". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/jsp/FeatureTypesData2.jsp?systemID=4&bodyID=22&typeID=9&system=Mars&body=Phobos. Retrieved 2009-07-24.

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