Maraldi (Martian crater)

Maraldi Crater
Location of Maraldi Crater featuring Oceanidum Fossa. This map has its craters appear oval due to foreshortening from the view at the equator
RegionArgyre quadrangle
Coordinates62°12′S 32°00′W / 62.2°S 32°W / -62.2; -32Coordinates: 62°12′S 32°00′W / 62.2°S 32°W / -62.2; -32
Diameter124 km
EponymGiacomo Filippo Maraldi
Maraldi Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
Dust devil tracks just outside rim of Maraldi Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Note: this is an enlargement of the previous image of Maraldi Crater.

Maraldi Crater is an impact crater in the Argyre quadrangle on Mars at 62.2°S and 32.0°W and is 124.0 km in diameter. Its name was approved in 1973 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN), and it was named after Giacomo F. Maraldi.[1]

Nearby named craters is larger Darwin to the northeast, other nearby named craters include the smaller Daly to the southeast and Phillips to the west-southwest with their crater centers inside the Southern Polar region.

Inside the crater is a small central mountain. Touching the southern rim are two smaller craters, one in the southwest and a smaller one to the south another one is in the eastern rim. Near the southern rim has a hilly terrain. Touching the northeastern rim predominantly is Oceanidum Fossa east of that is Doanus Vallis.

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