Spallanzani Crater is found in the Hellas quadrangle of Mars, located at 58.3° south latitude and 273.7° west longitude. It is 72.5 km in diameter and was named after Lazzaro Spallanzani, an Italian biologist (1729-1799). Pictures from orbiting spacecraft have shown many layers on the floor of the crater. * Spallanzani Crater with layers, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). * Layers in Spallanzani Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Note: this is an enlargement of the northern side of previous image.

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  • Spallanzani è un cratere sulla superficie di Marte. (it)
  • Spallanzani é uma cratera de impacto no quadrângulo de Hellas, em Marte. Ela se localiza a 64.6º latitude sul e 273.7° longitude oeste, possui 72.5 km em diâmetro e recebeu este nome em honra a Lazzaro Spallanzani, um biólogo italiano. (pt)
  • Spallanzani Crater is found in the Hellas quadrangle of Mars, located at 58.3° south latitude and 273.7° west longitude. It is 72.5 km in diameter and was named after Lazzaro Spallanzani, an Italian biologist (1729-1799). Pictures from orbiting spacecraft have shown many layers on the floor of the crater. * Spallanzani Crater with layers, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). * Layers in Spallanzani Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Note: this is an enlargement of the northern side of previous image. Many places on Mars show rocks arranged in layers. Rock can form layers in a variety of ways. Volcanoes, wind, or water can produce layers. Many craters once contained lakes. Because some crater floors show deltas, we know that water had to be present for some time. Dozens of deltas have been spotted on Mars. Deltas form when sediment is washed in from a stream entering a quiet body of water. It takes a bit of time to form a delta, so the presence of a delta is exciting; it means water was there for a time, maybe for many years. Primitive organisms may have developed in such lakes; hence, some craters may be prime targets for the search for evidence of life on the Red Planet. (en)
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  • Stair-stepping mesas in interior deposit of Spallanzani Crater, as seen by THEMIS.
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  • Lazzaro Spallanzani, an Italian biologist
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  • Spallanzani è un cratere sulla superficie di Marte. (it)
  • Spallanzani é uma cratera de impacto no quadrângulo de Hellas, em Marte. Ela se localiza a 64.6º latitude sul e 273.7° longitude oeste, possui 72.5 km em diâmetro e recebeu este nome em honra a Lazzaro Spallanzani, um biólogo italiano. (pt)
  • Spallanzani Crater is found in the Hellas quadrangle of Mars, located at 58.3° south latitude and 273.7° west longitude. It is 72.5 km in diameter and was named after Lazzaro Spallanzani, an Italian biologist (1729-1799). Pictures from orbiting spacecraft have shown many layers on the floor of the crater. * Spallanzani Crater with layers, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). * Layers in Spallanzani Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Note: this is an enlargement of the northern side of previous image. (en)
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  • Cratere Spallanzani (Marte) (it)
  • Spallanzani (cratera marciana) (pt)
  • Spallanzani (Martian crater) (en)
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  • Spallanzani Crater (en)
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