Fresh Crater
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Fresh Crater
PSP_006681_1580  Science Theme: Impact Processes
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This image features a very fresh crater in the Southern hemisphere. The crater is termed fresh because it is well-preserved with steep walls and obvious small-scale ejecta.

The crater has a set of dark rays extending from it; these rays are ejecta that sprayed out when the crater formed. Boulders ejected during the impact surround the crater.

Written by: Kelly Kolb  (19 March 2008)
 
Acquisition date
30 December 2007

Local Mars time
14:36

Latitude (centered)
-21.751°

Longitude (East)
210.247°

Spacecraft altitude
256.9 km (159.6 miles)

Original image scale range
from 25.9 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) to 51.8 cm/pixel (with 2 x 2 binning)

Map projected scale
25 cm/pixel and North is up

Map projection
Equirectangular

Emission angle
7.8°

Phase angle
40.3°

Solar incidence angle
46°, with the Sun about 44° above the horizon

Solar longitude
10.0°, Northern Spring

For non-map projected images
North azimuth:  97°
Sub-solar azimuth:  35.5°
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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.