Huge impact crater that smashed through the ice cap on Mars and a & # 39; two-tone & # 39; pattern showed

Astronomers see a fresh crater on Mars caused by a mysterious impact that is so powerful that it has been hit by the ice cap of the planet

  • An impact has occurred between July and September 2018, the images from the Mars HiRISE vessel reveal
  • Huge impact crushed by the ice on the planet's southern ice sheet, bringing the debris into a unique pattern

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Astronomers have seen a huge new impact crater on Mars.

Formed between July and September 2018, the huge impact of the ice hit the planet's southern ice sheet, turning the debris into a unique pattern.

This revealed a unique & # 39; two-tone & # 39; explosion impact.

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Formed between July and September 2018, the huge impact, presumably caused by a meteorite, struck the ice on the planet's southern ice cap, causing debris to be deposited in a unique pattern.

Formed between July and September 2018, the huge impact, presumably caused by a meteorite, struck the ice on the planet's southern ice cap, causing debris to be deposited in a unique pattern.

& # 39; When an impactor hits the ground, there is an enormous amount of force like an explosion & # 39 ;, said HiRISE co-investigator Ross Beyer.

The larger, lighter explosion pattern can be the result of sanding due to winds from the shock wave, he believes.

& # 39; When an impactor hits the ground, there is an enormous force like an explosion.

  The darker inner ray pattern is because the collision body penetrated the thin layer of ice, dug up the underlying sand and threw it out in one direction

  The darker inner ray pattern is because the collision body penetrated the thin layer of ice, dug up the underlying sand and threw it out in one direction

The darker inner ray pattern is because the collision body penetrated the thin layer of ice, dug up the underlying sand and threw it out in one direction

The larger, light-colored explosion pattern can be the result of abrasive winds caused by the shock wave, researchers believe

The larger, light-colored explosion pattern can be the result of abrasive winds caused by the shock wave, researchers believe

The larger, light-colored explosion pattern can be the result of abrasive winds caused by the shock wave, researchers believe

Formed between July and September 2018, the huge impact of the ice hit the planet's southern ice sheet, turning the debris into a unique pattern. On the photo, a wide view of the area

Formed between July and September 2018, the huge impact of the ice hit the planet's southern ice sheet, turning the debris into a unique pattern. On the photo, a wide view of the area

Formed between July and September 2018, the huge impact of the ice hit the planet's southern ice sheet, turning the debris into a unique pattern. On the photo, a wide view of the area

& # 39; The larger, light-colored blast pattern may be due to abrasive winds due to the shock wave.

& # 39; The darker inner ray pattern is because the collision body penetrated the thin layer of ice, dug up the underlying sand and threw it out in one direction.

The HiRISE high resolution curve camera from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snarled the amazingly detailed photos of the fresh craters

A study from 2013 that shows that there are more than 200 asteroid effects on the Red Planet every year.

Asteroids and comet fragments are usually no larger than 3 to 6 feet (1 to 2 meters) wide – about 10 times smaller than the meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia in February.

The holes formed by these asteroids are usually at least 12.8 feet (3.9 meters) wide, the researchers say.

The 200-a-year space rock impact rate for Mars was based on part of the 248 new Martian craters identified over the past decade using images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a NASA spacecraft that has been circling since the Red Planet 2006.

& # 39; The impact hit the ice layer and the tones of the explosion pattern tell us the sequence & # 39 ;, HiRISE co-investigator Ross Beyer explained in a statement.

& # 39; When an impactor hits the ground, there is an enormous amount of force like an explosion.

& # 39; The larger, lighter explosion pattern may be due to abrasion due to winds from the shock wave. & # 39;

THE & # 39; CHRISTMAS CRATER & # 39; ON MARS

It is a perfect Christmas card image from another planet.

The Mars Express from the European Space Agency has recovered an incredible new series of images showing a giant crater on the red planet.

It shows the Korolev crater, a 50-mile (82 km) wide feature in the northern lowlands of Mars.

The Mars Express from the European Space Agency has reduced an incredible new set of images with the Korolev Crater, a 50-mile (82 km) wide feature in the northern lowlands of Mars.

The Mars Express from the European Space Agency has reduced an incredible new set of images with the Korolev Crater, a 50-mile (82 km) wide feature in the northern lowlands of Mars.

The Mars Express from the European Space Agency has reduced an incredible new set of images with the Korolev Crater, a 50-mile (82 km) wide feature in the northern lowlands of Mars.

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