A crater on Mars named after a town in Iceland

The International Astronomical Union Working Group on the Nomenclature of the Planetary System approved the name Flateyri for a crater on Mars. Flateyri is a town in the Westfjords. Icelandic astronomy expert Sævar Helgi Bragason, editor of the Stjörnufræðivefurinn website and director of the Seltjarnarnes astronomy society, explains that the person who proposed the name usually remains anonymous. It is supposed to be one of the […]

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