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A New Crater Spotted on Mars

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A new crater on the surface of Mars. (NASA/JPL_Caltech/University of Arizona)
There’s a satellite in orbit around Mars with a camera that has found a recent crater on the surface.

The NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter with its HiRISE camera found a new impact crater on the planet. The orbiter has been working for a number of years now, and this crater happened between July 2010 and May 2012.

It’s a fairly small crater – about 100 feet in diameter, according to the experts, and the blue color is part of an enhanced color process in the camera. Even though the crater is small, the dust was scattered over nine miles out.

The HiRISE camera has been sending back some incredible photos from Mars. They are approach art in their detail and beauty. Check out the University of Arizona’s HiRISE website for some great images!

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