A New Crater on Mars
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
A New Crater on Mars
ESP_060203_1850  Science Theme: Impact Processes
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Debris in space often impacts planets, and on Mars, we are finding new craters from recent impacts.

The meteorite that caused the small crater in this image, just seven meters across, hit Mars sometime between April 2018 and January 2019. Context Camera images are used to identify changes in large areas and then HiRISE images are scheduled to verify that there is, indeed, a new crater on Mars.

Written by: Candy Hansen (audio: Tre Gibbs)  (16 September 2019)
 
Acquisition date
31 May 2019

Local Mars time
14:33

Latitude (centered)
4.757°

Longitude (East)
245.662°

Spacecraft altitude
263.8 km (164.0 miles)

Original image scale range
26.6 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~80 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
25 cm/pixel and North is up

Map projection
Equirectangular

Emission angle
7.7°

Phase angle
45.9°

Solar incidence angle
39°, with the Sun about 51° above the horizon

Solar longitude
32.8°, Northern Spring

For non-map projected images
North azimuth:  97°
Sub-solar azimuth:  21.4°
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POSTSCRIPT
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The HiRISE camera was built by Ball Aerospace and Technology Corporation and is operated by the University of Arizona.