Tag Archives: fresh craters

HiRISE: New crater on a dusty slope

This image shows a new impact site originally detected by the Context Camera onboard MRO. The crater is on a dusty slope, which also has several dark slope streaks due to dust avalanches. A previous impact at another place on … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Cluster of recent impacts

The dark spots in this enhanced-color infrared image are the recent impact craters that occurred in the Tharsis region between 2008 and 2014. These impact craters were first discovered by the Mars Context Camera (or CTX, also onboard the Mars … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Small fresh crater, with ejecta

Small fresh crater. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Crater on north polar layered deposits

109-meter diameter crater on north polar layered deposits. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Looking for ice

One of MRO’s ongoing campaigns is a search for new impact craters. At high latitudes, such craters often expose ice, which appears bright in HiRISE enhanced-color images. This image was targeted to look at a candidate new crater on a … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Fresh crater on the northern plains

A fresh crater on the northern plains — Geologically speaking, of course. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Rampart crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 17, 2016. This VIS image shows an unnamed crater in Acidalia Planitia. The margins of the ejecta are lobate and higher than the ejecta closer to the crater. This type of ejecta blanket is … Continue reading

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Ground ice in fresh craters down to 39° north

Since 2008, the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has imaged 20 small impact craters and crater clusters that expose fresh ground ice. A paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research from a team led by Colin Dundas (USGS … Continue reading

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