Impact craters are round and circular in shape. Not because of the shape of the object that caused it, but also because of the large explosion that occurs when two objects collide. NASA Mars mission captured an image of a crater that defies this data at first glance.
The unusual shape of the crater, discovered by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRise Camera, has perplexed scientists.
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The impact crater’s borders do not follow the typical circular shape but instead clump out on one edge. It is located in a Surface of mars area called ‘Noachis Terra’. The orbiter’s camera captured the image in January.
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This odd-shaped hole in Noachis Terra is clearly in impact crater. It has the characteristic raised rim that distinguishes it from pits that have simply collapsed. https://t.co/YwLwR8Zh9Q
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HiRise team posted a photo of the crater on Twitter yesterday, writing, “It has the distinctive raised rim that differentiates it from pits that have purely collapsed
Bryne, a member of the University of Arizona’s HiRise team, tries to explain that huge chunks of the material appear to have drifted into the impact crater in the northeast and northwest corners He described it as having a “oblong appearance” because the implosion stretched the crater in specified direction
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The Red Planet, Earth’s neighbour, does have a lot of continuous geological processes, which has been observed and is being closely watched by