Swift (Deimian crater)

Moon/Planet of Origin



Jonathan Swift

Neighboring Named Geographical Features

Voltaire crater

Swift is a crater on the satellite of Mars, Deimos. This crater was named after Jonathan Swift, who made the hypothesis of the existence of the moons of Mars. It is one of the two craters on Deimos, the other one being the Voltaire crater. It is around three kilometers in width.


This crater was created by an impact with a meteor. This crater does not have an internal crater like Phobos, which has an internal crater inside of its Stickney crater.

Visibility from EarthEdit

This crater is smaller than normal craters, so visibility is only possible with a telescope from Earth. This crater is better visible with a higher power telescope.

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