Mars, with its distinctive rusty-red appearance, has long fascinated humanity. And the interest in the Red Planet is only increasing due to technological advances that make a manned mission to Mars the more likely. So, astronomers are taking a growing interest in the Earth's closest neighbor – and NASA scientists have just discovered the amazing depth of a catastrophic meteorite impact.
The huge meteorite effect was powerful enough to smash through the ice on Mars' southern ice capsule.
And remarkable images backed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) show the resulting waste scattered in a conspicuous pattern.
Pictures taken from NASA's HiRISE High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera have revealed a unique "two tone" blast influence.
"The impact hit on the impact, and the tones of the blast tell us the sequence," explained HiRISE co-author Ross Beyer.
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"When a van hits the ground, there is a tremendous amount of force as an explosion. impact wave. "
It is believed that the larger, lighter color pattern is probably the result of breezes by wind from the impact wave.
The incredibly detailed image of fresh craters was taken from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter from a distance of hundreds of miles.
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Managed by the University of Arizona, the powerful HiRISE camera is one of six instruments on the MRO.
The NASA spacecraft has circled the red planet since 2006.
Asteroids and comet fragments are usually no larger than one to two meters across.
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This is approx. 10 times less than the meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February 2013.
And the craters created by these asteroids are on average about four feet wide.
The 200-year-old space rock battle rate for Mars was calculated for some of the 248 new martial craters identified in the last decade.
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The rover is expected to reach the Marian surf ace on February 18, 2021.
NASA's long-term goal is to send a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s.
However, former astronaut Buzz Aldrin believes that a later target date of 2040 is more realistic.
In an interview in 2016, astronaut Gemini 12 and Apollo 11 said that in 2040 astronauts could visit Mars & # 39; Moon Phobos, which should serve as a step to the red planet.
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