Help Shape the Future of Space Exploration

Join The Planetary Society Now  arrow.png

Join our eNewsletter for updates & action alerts

    Please leave this field empty
The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Fresh, dark-rayed oblique impact crater on Mars

Filed under pretty pictures, Mars, impact cratering, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Go Back

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.


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

Original image data dated on or about November 25, 2013.

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


Other Related Images


Leave a Comment:

You must be logged in to submit a comment. Log in now.

Space in Images

Pretty pictures and
awe-inspiring science.

See More

Join The Planetary Society

Let’s explore the cosmos together!

Become a Member

Connect With Us

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more…
Continue the conversation with our online community!