HiPOD: 16 September 2019
A New Crater on Mars

A New Crater on Mars
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.



ID: ESP_060203_1850
date: 31 May 2019
altitude: 264 km

NASA/JPL/UArizona
https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_060203_1850
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Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km