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Mie Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Viking II landed near Mie Crater in 1976.

Mie Crater is an impact crater on Mars, located in the Cebrenia quadrangle at 48°30′N 220°24′W / 48.5°N 220.4°W / 48.5; -220.4Coordinates: 48°30′N 220°24′W / 48.5°N 220.4°W / 48.5; -220.4. It measures 104 kilometers in diameter and named after Gustav Mie. The name was approved by IAU's Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature in 1973.[1]

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  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Mie". usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 4 March 2015.