- Orson Welles (crater)
Orson Welles Crater
Orson Welles Crater, as seen by HiRISE. Layered, light-toned rocks seem to be under a dark mantling material. Layers may be sandstone, volcanic ash, or lakebed deposits.
Planet Mars Coordinates Coordinates: Diameter 124.5 km Eponym Orson Welles
Orson Welles Crater is an impact crater in the Coprates quadrangle of Mars, located at 0.2° S and 45.9° W. It is 124.5 km in diameter and was named after Orson Welles, an American radio and motion picture actor and director (1915–1985). He is famous for, among other things, his radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds in which Martians invade Earth.
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