Burroughs (crater)

Burroughs is a large crater on Mars at latitude 72.5S / longitude 243.1W, with a diameter of 104.0 kilometres (64.6 mi).

The crater is named after Edgar Rice Burroughs,[1] the American science fiction novelist who wrote a series of fantasy novels set on the planet.

Coordinates72°30′S 243°06′W / 72.5°S 243.1°WCoordinates: 72°30′S 243°06′W / 72.5°S 243.1°W
Diameter104.0 kilometres (64.6 mi)
EponymEdgar Rice Burroughs


  1. ^ Sagan, Carl (1978-05-28). "Growing up with Science Fiction". The New York Times. p. SM7. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-12-12.

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Burroughs may refer to:

Former spelling of Boroughs

Burroughs (surname), people and fictional characters

The Burroughs, a district of London

Burroughs (crater), on Mars

21811 Burroughs, an asteroid

Burroughs School (Conway, South Carolina), on the National Register of Historic Places

Burroughs Corporation, a maker of adding machines and computers

Burroughs: the Movie, a documentary about William S. Burroughs directed by Howard Brookner

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