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Thira (crater)

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Thira (crater)

The walls of Thira seen by Spirit from the summit of Husband Hill
Planet Mars
Diameter 22.5 km
Eponym Fira

Thira is a crater on Mars. It is located within the larger crater Gusev. It is named after the town of Fira on the island of Santorini, Greece.

Thira is about 20 km east of the landing site of NASA's Spirit rover. The rim of the crater can be seen in the distance in images taken by Spirit.

External links

  • Official Mars Rovers site

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