.MOLA map showing Danielson Crater and other nearby craters. Colors indicate elevations. Danielson is on the top and mid-right
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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, and is north of the Meridiani Planum, south of Arabia Terra and west of the planet's meridia. Its name was approved in 2009, and it was named after American engineer G. Edward Danielson.
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.
Wide-view of layers in Danielson Crater, as seen by HiRISE under HiWish program. Box shows location of next image. Dark parts of image are dark, basalt sand sitting on level places.
Enlargement of previous image of Danielson Crater showing a fault and layers. Image taken with HiRISE, under HiWish program.
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