NEW IMPACT CRATER FOUND ON MARS: Scientists have found a stunning new impact crater on the surface of mars. The crater was spotted by NASA's Mars Reconnassance Orbiter, and was created sometime between July and September 2018, according to researchers involved in the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HIRISE) that is managed by the University of Arizona. The HIRISE camera is one of six instruments on the MRO.
"The impact hit on the ice layer, and the tones of the blast pattern tells us the sequence" Explained by co-investigator Ross Beyer, in a statement. "When an impactor hits the ground, there is a tremendous amount of force like an explosion. The larger, lighter-colored blast pattern could be the result of scouring by winds from the impact shockwaves."