Google+ Mars Travel: Mars Photo of the Day - Apr 26 2012

Mars Photo of the Day - Apr 26 2012

Today's Image of Mars shows a relatively young crater measuring 50km in diameter. The crater has a significantly less superimposed craters than the surrounding terrain, which is how scientists determined it was a relatively recent addition to the landscape. Scientists speculate that many of the landslides we see in Valles Marineris may have occurred as a result of the impact that formed this crater, but we can never be sure.

Clicking on this image will take you to the original high resolution image from HiRISE. [See the original caption from HiRISE]


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