According to Lea Giandomenico
Never seen. NASA announced that it made a “major discovery” regarding Mars this Thursday, October 27th at a press conference“thanks to observations made during observations made by the InSight lander located on Mars” and the “Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter” mission, we learned in a press release from NASA.
A crater with a diameter of 150 meters
Scientists at the US space agency announced to the press that the two space missions had two impressive impactsA 200-ton meteorite hit the red planet
And it happened on December 24, 2021, last Christmas. One of the two impacts created the crater o 150 meters in diameter.
It is the largest meteorite impact ever observed on the planet. […] and the largest crater ever observed,” exclaimed Liliya Posiolova, head of science operations for the “Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter” mission.
The second impact left behind a crater with a diameter of 130 meters.
NASA broadcast images captured by its teams as well as the sound of the meteorite impact at both locations. and in fact magnitude 4 earthquake captured by the InSight probe.
“Meteorite [en s’écrasant] discovered boulder-sized chunks of ice buried closer to the Martian equator than ever before. A discovery that has implications for NASA’s future plans to send astronauts to the Red Planet,” the space agency said. on his website.
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