NASA/JPL-Caltech/UArizona
A Large New Crater on Mars
This digital terrain model shows a new crater that formed on Mars on 24 December 2021, described in a 2022 paper in Science. The crater was first observed in a Context Camera image, and corresponds with a seismic detection by the InSight lander.

It is one of two similarly-sized new craters formed on Mars in recent months, which are the largest new craters confirmed by high-resolution before-and-after images. This crater is approximately 150 meters in diameter and around 21 meters deep. Both values are approximate because the rim shape and height are irregular.

The crater exposed ice from the subsurface. This has been seen around other new craters, but this is the lowest latitude an ice exposure has ever been seen. This provides a key data point for understanding the current distribution and stability of ice on Mars, which has been identified as an important science priority by the Mars community.

Written by: HiRISE Science Team
 
DTM & ORTHOIMAGES
DTEEC_073578_2155_073077_2155_A01   (306 MB)

ESP_073578_2155_IRB_C_01_ORTHO
(16 MB)

ESP_073578_2155_RED_C_01_ORTHO
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ESP_073578_2155_IRB_A_01_ORTHO
(195 MB)

ESP_073578_2155_RED_A_01_ORTHO
(235 MB)

ESP_073077_2155_IRB_A_01_ORTHO
(181 MB)

ESP_073077_2155_RED_A_01_ORTHO
(265 MB)

ESP_073077_2155_IRB_C_01_ORTHO
(15 MB)

ESP_073077_2155_RED_C_01_ORTHO
(25 MB)

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DTM EXTRAS
ESP_073077_2155_RED_C_01_ORTHO
(Annotated Browse)
ESP_073578_2155_RED_C_01_ORTHO
(Annotated Browse)
DTEEC_073578_2155_073077_2155_A01
(Annotated Browse)
ESP_073578_2155_IRB_C_01_ORTHO
(Annotated Browse)
ESP_073077_2155_IRB_C_01_ORTHO
(Annotated Browse)
DTEEC_073578_2155_073077_2155_A01
(Shaded Relief)
DTEEC_073578_2155_073077_2155_A01
(Color Altimetry)

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STEREO PAIR
Left observation
ESP_073578_2155

Right observation
ESP_073077_2155

Latitude (center)
35.09°

Longitude (center)
189.8°

Map scale
1.00 meter/pixel

North azimuth
270°


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