Mariner (crater)

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Mariner Crater
Mars m04 11e.jpg
Mariner 4 discovery image
Planet Mars
Region Phaethontis quadrangle
Coordinates 35°06′S 164°30′W / 35.1°S 164.5°W / -35.1; -164.5Coordinates: 35°06′S 164°30′W / 35.1°S 164.5°W / -35.1; -164.5
Diameter 170 km
Jack N. James (center), JPL's Mariner 4 Project Manager, with a group in the White House presenting the spacecraft's famous picture Number 11 of Mars to US President Lyndon B. Johnson (center right) in July 1965. This was the discovery image of Mariner crater, and is named for the Mariner 4 spacecraft.[1]

Mariner Crater is a crater on Mars with a diameter of 170 km. it is located in the Phaethontis quadrangle at 35.1° south latitude and 164.5° west longitude. It was named for Mariner IV spacecraft.[2] In fact it is probably the best image that was taken with the Mariner IV spacecraft. Images of this crater are shown from the Mariner 4 and Mars Reconnaissance missions. One can compare the resolutions from the Mariner IV camera, CTX, and HiRISE. Gullies are found in Mariner.[3][4]

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  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Mariner". International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
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  4. ^ U.S. department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey, Topographic Map of the Eastern Region of Mars M 15M 0/270 2AT, 1991

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