A Fresh Crater near Sirenum Fossae

This impact crater appears relatively recent as it has a sharp rim and well-preserved ejecta.

The steep inner slopes are carved by gullies and include possible recurring slope lineae on the equator-facing slopes. Fresh craters often have steep, active slopes, so we are monitoring this crater for changes over time.

The bedrock lithology is also diverse . The crater is a little more than 1-kilometer wide.

Written by: Alfred McEwen (audio: Tre Gibbs)   (3 June 2015)

More info and image formats at http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ESP_040663_1415

Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona