Mars and the Earth run into debris in space regularly, and on our planet, meteors usually vaporize in the atmosphere.
On Mars however, with a surface pressure 1/100th that of the Earth, the impactors generally make it to the surface. This particular impact took place on Mars sometime in the last 5 years. Although the crater is small, the rays of ejecta thrown out by the impact are easy to spot
, stretching out almost a kilometer. ID
: 10 April 2021 altitude
: 257 km
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