PIA25710: A New Impact Event
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
 Spacecraft:  Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
 Instrument:  HiRISE
 Product Size:  2880 x 1800 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  University of Arizona/HiRISE-LPL
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This impact disturbed dust over an area more than two kilometers wide, large enough to be visible in MARCI daily global images. The largest new crater is about 35 meters in diameter, making it the about the 16th largest new crater found on Mars.

By "new crater" we mean that its formation is documented by before and after images, usually acquired by MRO's Context Camera. There are many other new craters formed up to a kilometer away from the biggest crater. These appear unusual for secondary craters produced by the main 35-meter crater, and are probably more like primary craters resulting from fragmentation of the bolide high in the Martian atmosphere.

The map is projected here at a scale of 25 centimeters (9.8 inches) per pixel. (The original image scale is 30.0 centimeters [11.8 inches] per pixel [with 1 x 1 binning]; objects on the order of 90 centimeters [35.4 inches] across are resolved.) North is up.

This is a stereo pair with ESP_076735_2180.

The University of Arizona, in Tucson, operates HiRISE, which was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., in Boulder, Colorado. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington.

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NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

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