Published On: Wed, Feb 22nd, 2017

HiRISE Image Shows a New Crater on a Dusty Slope of Mars

HiRISE Views a New Crater on a Dusty Slope

This new HiRISE picture shows a new impact site on a dry slope of Mars. The picture also shows several dim slope streaks due to dirt avalanches.

A prior impact during another place on Mars triggered a vital dirt avalanche, though this one did not. This tells us that a dirt here is some-more fast (stronger and/or on a reduce slope).

The map is projected here during a scale of 25 centimeters (9.8 inches) per pixel. [The strange picture scale is 27.1 centimeters (9.8 inches) per pixel (with 1 x 1 binning); objects on a sequence of 81 centimeters (30 inches) opposite are resolved.] North is up.

Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

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