Duck! Martian Meteorites Pack Some Punch

Duck! Martian Meteorites Pack Some Punch

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NASA’s HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has imaged a new crater on the surface of Mars. The crater appeared sometime after July 2010, as the crater wasn’t evident when this piece of the martian landscape was imaged then. The new crater is about 30 metres across but the ejection of material from the impact has thrown debris over 9.3 miles. It is estimated that Mars is hit about 200 times a year so you would certainly may need to watch for them if you lived on the surface.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona 

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