Scientists Discover New Kind of Impact Crater on Mars

October 9, 2013 4:58 PM

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There are many different types of craters on Mars. Now, thought, scientists may have uncovered a completely new type on the Red Planet. Using lessons from underground nuclear tests and explosive volcanoes, they've found an unusual and new category of impact craters.

The researchers first spotted the craters while poring over high-resolution images to update a catalog of Martian craters. That's when they saw the craters featuring a thin-layered outer deposit that extends well beyond the typical range of ejecta. In fact, the craters were actually found at higher ...

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