Astronomy:Tarsus (crater)

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Tarsus Crater
Tarsus crater p75b.jpg
Mosaic of Viking Orbiter images
Coordinates [ ⚑ ] : 23°07′N 40°16′W / 23.12°N 40.26°W / 23.12; -40.26
Diameter18.55 km (11.53 mi)
CTX image (MRO)

Tarsus is an impact crater in the Oxia Palus quadrangle of Mars. It is 18.55 kilometres (11.53 mi) in diameter and was named by the IAU in 1976 after the city of Tarsus, Turkey.[1]

Tarsus is located in Chryse Planitia, north of the crater Taxco and east of Naar.


  1. "Tarsus (crater)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.