Science and Exploration

ISRO Mars Orbiter Image of Henry Crater

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
October 31, 2015
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ISRO Mars Orbiter Image of Henry Crater
Henry Crater

Henry Crater is a large crater in the Arabia quadrangle of Mars, located at 10.9° north latitude and 336.7° west longitude.
It is 171 kilometres (106 mi) in diameter and was named after the brothers Paul-Pierre Henry and Mathieu-Prosper Henry, both of whom were French telescope makers and astronomers.

Henry Crater has a large mound in its center that shows layers in certain parts. The layers can be a few meters thick or tens of meters thick. It is believed that the regular pattern of layers in Arabia is connected to the regular way in which the rotational axis of Mars changes.

This image was taken on Aug 29, 2015 at an altitude of 5800 km with a resolution of 301 m by MCC.

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