HiPOD: Thursday, 6 June 2019
Candidate Recent Impact Site

A Work of Art
An impressionist painting? No, it’s a new impact crater that has appeared on the surface of Mars, formed at most between September 2016 and February 2019. What makes this stand out is the darker material exposed beneath the reddish dust. (Special thanks to Nahúm Méndez Chazarra.)

ID: ESP_059635_1635
date: 17 April 2019
altitude: 255 km

https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_059635_1635
NASA/JPL/UArizona
#Mars #science #NASA

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Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km