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.
: 31 May 2019 altitude
: 264 km
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