Clark (Martian crater)


Clark Crater
Clark Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter)
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
QuadranglePhaethontis quadrangle
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.


See also


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