A New Crater on a Dusty Slope

This image shows a new impact site originally detected by the Context Camera onboard MRO. The crater is on a dusty slope, which also has several dark slope streaks due to dust avalanches.

A previous impact at another place on Mars triggered a major dust avalanche, but this one did not. This tells us that the dust here is more stable (stronger and/or on a lower slope).

Written by: Colin Dundas (audio: Tre Gibbs)  (20 February 2017)

More info and image formats at http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ESP_048686_1785

Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona