Saheki is a crater on Mars, located in the Iapygia quadrangle at 21.75° S and 286.97° W. It measures approximately 82 kilometers in diameter and was named after Tsuneo Saheki, a Japanese amateur astronomer (1916–1996). The naming was adopted by IAU's Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature in 2006.
The crater contains a number of alluvial fans, which are preserved in inverted relief.
MOLA map showing Saheki Crater and nearby craters. Colors indicate elevations.
A smaller crater inset within Saheki Crater, as seen by HiRISE.
Close-up of Saheki Crater layers, as seen by HiRISE.
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