Danielson Crater is an impact crater in the Oxia Palus quadrangle on Mars at 7.93° N and 7.11° W. and is 66.7 km in diameter. Its name was approved in 2009, and it was named after G. Edward Danielson. Many close up images of the crater reveal multiple thin layers, some of which are broken by faults. The layers on the floor of Danielson may have been formed on the bottom of lakes.
West side of Danielson Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Danielson has a great deal of regular layering.
Layers in Danielson Crater, as seen by HiRISE. Dust devil tracks are also visible at the top.
Enlargement of previous image of Danielson Crater showing a fault and layers. Image taken with HiRISE, under HiWish program.
Media related to Danielson (crater) at Wikimedia Commons
- Planetary nomenclature
- Impact crater
- List of craters on Mars
- Water on Mars
- Climate of Mars
- Groundwater on Mars
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