Fresh impact crater spied on Mars
Date published: 23rd February 2014
The hole is about 30m (100ft) in diameter and surrounded by a blast zone of debris punched out of the ground by the meteorite impact.
The explosion that generated this crater tossed out debris as far as 15km (9.3 mi).
The image was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRise camera, one of six instruments on the probe.
Researchers used HiRise to examine this site because the orbiter's Context Camera had revealed a change in appearance in this Martian region between observations in July 2010 and May 2012.To continue reading click here