Oskison (crater)

Oskison (crater)
Planet Mercury

60°36′N 215°18′W / 60.6°N 215.3°W / 60.6; -215.3Coordinates: 60°36′N 215°18′W / 60.6°N 215.3°W / 60.6; -215.3

Diameter 120 km
Eponym John Milton Oskison

The crater Oskison is located in the far northern hemisphere of Mercury, in the plains north of Caloris basin. Oskison is a distinctive crater with a large central peak that exposes material excavated from depth. Many chains of secondary craters are visible radiating from Oskison outward onto the surrounding smooth plains.[1]


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