Spectacular Mars crater is a big blue boom
2014-02-07 0:00

By Jacob Aron | New Scientist



Boom! You can almost feel the impact that formed this recent Martian crater. Yes, Martian the planets characteristic red has been removed from this image, leaving just the bluish hues of the material thrown up from beneath the surface.

The crater is about 30 metres across, and the impact ejected material as far as 15 kilometres away. This image was snapped by NASAs Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) last November, but the asteroid that made the splash is thought to have hit Mars between July 2010 and May 2012. MROs low-resolution camera spotted a change in the surface between those two dates, so NASA scientists trained the high-res camera on the area for a closer look.

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