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Mars Crater named Langtang after Nepal worst quake hit village

  • A crater on planet Mars has been named after the Nepali village of Langtang. At least 215 people were killed in Langtang during the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Langtang is a popular trekking site and one of the worst-hit villages in the devastating earthquake. The International Astronomical Union has named the six mile crater on Mars as Langtang. Dr.De Haas, the person behind the move, studies Mars’ physical geography at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and said that it was a tribute to the village. Dr. De Haas and his colleagues had worked from Langtang while studying Himalayan Glaciers.