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Lat: 45.4°S, Long: 54.2°E, Diam: 58 km, Depth: 4.92 km, Rükl: 68

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LO-IV-184H Mallet is in the center with 28-km Mallet A on its floor. Lettered craters visible in this view include little 5-km Mallet E on the northeast floor (at about 1 o’clock), shallow 28-km Mallet C directly above Mallet; 32-km Mallet B in the lower left; 42-km Mallet D partially visible along the right margin with a small piece of 43-km Mallet A in the extreme lower right; 23-km Young F near the left margin; and 46-km Young D, partially visible in the upper left.


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Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 4.92 km


  • Robert Mallet (June 3, 1810 - November 5, 1881) was an Irish geologist, civil engineer, and inventor who distinguished himself in research on earthquakes. One of Mallet's most important essays was Volcanic Energy: an Attempt to develop its True Origin and Cosmical Relations, in which he sought to show that volcanic heat may be attributed to the effects of crushing, contortion and other disturbances in the crust of the earth.
  • Related material on other features named after Irish scientists.

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Robert Mallet in the Sourcebook Project (William R. Corliss)

- Robert Mallet's investigations on anomalous animal activity and human sensations before and during earthquakes are mentioned in Earthquakes, Tides, Unidentified Sounds, and related phenomena (1983).
- Also very interesting is the chapter GLD8 (Earthquake Lights) in Lightning, Auroras, Nocturnal Lights, and related luminous phenomena (1982), because Robert Mallet is mentioned in it too.