Marth (Martian crater)


Location of Marth crater
RegionOxia Palus quadrangle
Coordinates13°00′N 3°30′W / 13°N 3.5°W / 13; -3.5Coordinates: 13°00′N 3°30′W / 13°N 3.5°W / 13; -3.5
QuadrangleOxia Palus quadrangle
Diameter98.4 km
EponymAlbert Marth

Marth is an impact crater on Mars, located in the Oxia Palus quadrangle at 13.0° N and 3.5° W. The crater measures approximately 98 kilometers in diameter. Its name was approved in 1973, and refers to German astronomer Albert Marth.[1] Light and dark markings on the surface are due to dust and sand blown around. Some of the dark sand has formed into dunes.

Marth crater, as seen by CTX camera on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Right: enlargement of the previous image showing dunes.

See also


  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Marth". International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 5 March 2015.