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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Fresh craters on Mars.
The advantage of having spacecraft orbiting planets all the time is evident when the MRO orbiter finds new craters on the surface. This is a fresh crater that formed recently, it's about 100 feet in diameter and has a "splatter" that goes out 9 miles!
Cool stuff. Definitely a lot smaller than the rock that hit Russia a year ago.