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Martian Impact Crater

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 10:06am

Martian Impact Crater

Martian Impact Crater

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Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/ University of Arizona
This enhanced-color image from March 2012 of a region of Mars near Nili Fossae shows part of the ejecta from an impact crater and contains some of the best exposures of ancient bedrock on Mars.

The impact broke up already diverse rocks types and mixed them together to create this wild jumble of colors, each representing a different type of rock.

This image was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE camera.

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