Weinbaum Crater is an impact crater in the Mare Australe quadrangle of Mars, located at 65.7°S latitude and 245.5°W longitude. It is 89.4 km in diameter and was named after Stanley G. Weinbaum, and the name was approved in 1973 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN).
Weinbaum (crater), as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
Weinbaum crater region showing dust devil tracks, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Field of picture is just outside rim of crater and is an enlargement of the previous image of Weinbaum crater
Why craters are important
The density of impact craters is used to determine the surface ages of Mars and other solar system bodies. The older the surface, the more craters present. Crater shapes can reveal the presence of ground ice.
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