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Korolev Crater
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Korolev Crater

September 30, 2013
This red wide angle Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a wavy cloud pattern formed in the lee of Korolev Crater, located near 72.8°N, 195.7°W. Korolev Crater is about 85 km (53 mi) in diameter and named for Sergei P. Korolev, a pioneering Russian rocket designer and engineer who died in the mid-1960s. The image, acquired in late northern summer, is illuminated by sunlight from the lower left. MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-865, 30 September 2004

Credits: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems