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Fresh, dark-rayed oblique impact crater on Mars

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Fresh, dark-rayed oblique impact crater on Mars This crater was initially spotted in a Context Camera image as a fresh dark spot on Mars. This HiRISE image revealed it to be a lovely new crater, whose "butterfly" ejecta pattern suggests a highly oblique impact.

NASA / JPL / UA

From image ESP_034372_1665, mentioned in a Lunar and Planetary Science Conference talk by Ingrid Daubar.

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This image is in the public domain. Original image data dated on or about November 25, 2013

 

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