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Fresh crater in Arabia Terra, Mars

Fresh crater in Arabia Terra, Mars
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

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