Clark (Martian crater)

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Clark Crater
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Clark Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter)
PlanetMars
RegionPhaethontis quadrangle
Coordinates55°36′S 133°24′W / 55.6°S 133.4°W / -55.6; -133.4Coordinates: 55°36′S 133°24′W / 55.6°S 133.4°W / -55.6; -133.4
Diameter98 km
DiscovererMariner 9
EponymAlvan Clark

Clark Crater is a crater in the Phaethontis quadrangle of Mars, located at 55.6°S latitude and 133.4°W longitude. It is 98.0 km in diameter. It was named after American astronomer Alvan Clark; the name was approved in 1973.[1]

Dunes are visible on the floor of the crater, and dust devil tracks are in the area. The thin, dark streaks are dust devil tracks.

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  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Clark". usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 4 March 2015.