Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter discovers fresh meteor impact crater on Mars
The MRO or Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been studying the red planet for a long time now. Recently the MRO came across an interestingly fresh impact crater on the surface of Mars. Fresh doesn't mean in the last few weeks mind you, NASA says that the crater was made from an impact in the last three years or so.
The image of the crater seen here was taken by the HiRISE camera on November 19. The image was only unveiled for the first time this month. The crater was formed between July 2010 and may 2010. NASA says that big changes in the area occurred between those days.
"The crater spans approximately 100 feet (30 meters) in diameter and is surrounded by a large, rayed blast zone," NASA officials wrote in a description of the new image. "Because the terrain where the crater formed is dusty, the fresh crater appears blue in the enhanced color of the image, due to removal of the reddish dust in that area."
The crater could have been made by an asteroid or a comet. The crater is located at 3.7-degrees north latitude and 53.4 degrees east longitude. Material from the impact crater was ejected as far away as 9.3 miles from the impact site according to Space.com.
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