A New Impact Crater
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
A New Impact Crater
ESP_053745_1915  Science Theme: Impact Processes
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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.

Written by: Alfred McEwen (audio: Tre Gibbs)  (29 May 2018)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_054035_1915.
 
Acquisition date
13 January 2018

Local Mars time
15:10

Latitude (centered)
11.306°

Longitude (East)
138.275°

Spacecraft altitude
277.4 km (172.4 miles)

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1.6°

Phase angle
48.1°

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47°, with the Sun about 43° above the horizon

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114.4°, Northern Summer

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POSTSCRIPT
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The HiRISE camera was built by Ball Aerospace and Technology Corporation and is operated by the University of Arizona.