Mariner Crater is an impact crater with a diameter of 170 km. It is located in the Phaethontis quadrangle at 35.1° south latitude and 164.5° west longitude (195.5 E). Its name refers to the Mariner IV spacecraft. In fact it is probably the best image that was taken with the Mariner IV spacecraft.
This article shows many pictures that show how we see Mars so much better today. 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.
Mariner crater is located to the North West of Newton crater. in the Phaethontis quadrangle. Click on image to enlarge.
Section of Mariner Crater that was imaged by the Mariner 4 space craft. The crater on the floor of the much larger Mariner Crater is the smaller of the two craters on the floor. Straight troughs in the south are visible in this image and in the Mariner photo. This image was taken with CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
- Dark slope streaks
- Geography of Mars
- High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
- HiWish program
- How are features on Mars Named?
- Mars Global Surveyor
- Martian features that are signs of water ice
- Martian gullies
- Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Mariner|url=http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/Feature/3711%7Cwebsite=usgs.gov%7Cpublisher=International Astronomical Union|
- U.S. department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey, Topographic Map of the Eastern Region of Mars M 15M 0/270 2AT, 1991