This is an image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter of a new impact site on Mars, within the dense secondary crater field of Corinto Crater.

May 29, 2018

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[The original image scale is 27.8 centimeters (10.9 inches) per pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) to 55.5 cm/pixel (21.9 inches) per pixel (with 2 x 2 binning).] North is up.

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) keeps finding new impact sites on Mars. This one occurred within the dense secondary crater field of Corinto Crater, to the north-northeast.

The new crater and its ejecta have distinctive color patterns. Once the colors have faded in a few decades, this new crater will still be distinctive compared to the secondaries by having a deeper cavity compared to its diameter.

This is a stereo pair with ESP_054035_1915.

The University of Arizona, Tucson, operates HiRISE, which was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colorado. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington.


NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona


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