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SPLAT………. New Crater on Mars


Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

A dramatic, fresh impact crater dominates this image taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Nov. 19, 2013.  Researchers used HiRISE to examine this site because the orbiter’s Context Camera had revealed a change in appearance here between observations in July 2010 and May 2012, bracketing the formation of the crater between those observations.(NASA)

Observation ToolboxAcquisition date:19 November 2013Local Mars time:2:57 PMLatitude (centered):3.677°Longitude (East):53.428°Range to target site:266.5 km (166.5 miles)Original image scale range:26.7 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~80 cm across are resolvedMap projected scale:25 cm/pixel and North is upMap projection:EquirectangularEmission angle:0.5°Phase angle:45.7°Solar incidence angle:46°, with the Sun about 44° above the horizonSolar longitude:51.4°, Northern SpringFor non-map projected products:North azimuth:97°Sub-solar azimuth:29.3°For map-projected productsNorth azimuth:270°Sub solar azimuth:203.5°

                                                        NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

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