See how Mars cleans up the trail of craters

NASA has released a comparative image of the region where the Crater of Mars exploded. The HiRise camera team at the University of Arizona’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has ananimated two photographs of Mars taken 10 years apart,media reported. It shows how a crater explosion area has changed over the past decade.

See how Mars cleans up the trail of craters

See how Mars cleans up the trail of craters

In mid-2010, the HiRise team took a close-up look at the crater and its dark jet belt, and then retook a photo at the same location in December 2019, where light-colored dust was found to have covered the crater’s traces.

See how Mars cleans up the trail of craters

The crater, about 20 feet (6.3 meters) in diameter, can still tell what happened here, although the previous blast area was covered.

The team said this comparative observation could help scientists further study the mechanisms and new knowledge of natural climate, geological processes and evolutionary processes on Mars.