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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Fresh crater in Arabia Terra, Mars

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Fresh crater in Arabia Terra, Mars This is one of the fresh craters discovered on Mars through repeated observations by the Mars Orbiter Camera. Rays and bands of dark material formed around the crater as a result of the expanding shock wave of the impact. Chains of dark spots are secondary impact craters formed by sprays of ejecta blocks thrown out of the impact crater.

NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS

Original image data dated on or about March 20, 2006.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

 

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