Is this a new meteorite crater on Mars? NASA image from 2018 appears to show a fresh Martian debris field from an explosive event of some kind.
The news is, at this moment, only being promoted by the UK’s Daily Star, but due to time differences it may not have been reported in the USA science sites and magazines. I can not find anything about it when searching, not even on NASA’s news media.
NASA said the splat is the result of a rock smashing into Mars’ south pole. Images of the mark were sent back by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
“It’s notable because it occurred in the seasonal southern ice cap, and has apparently punched through it, creating a two-toned blast pattern,” NASA planetary scientist Ross Beyer said of the image released on Tuesday.
Mr Beyer said the larger, lighter-coloured blast area could be caused by winds scouring the surface from the impact shockwave, while the inner pattern is where the impact kicked up the dark sand from beneath the ice layer.
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Are these craters formed by meteorites or are some of them the result of electrical energy discharges between the charged objects of planets and bits of fragmented asteroids or moons?
Are the different coloured blast areas, the result of electrical sorting and depositing?
Or is it just standard meteorites impacting on planets surfaces, forming craters and exploding the top part of surface material away from ground zero? Nothing mystical Electric Universe for its followers to get excited about. Boring normal asteroidal and cometary astronomy.
If it was not an crater formed from an impact then perhaps …
According to Juergens, Tycho’s rays are the paths that electrons formed when the secondary discharge erupted into space, completing a circuit with a lighting leader stroke. It is probable, based on that analysis, that rays around craters are not ejected material that flew outward from an impact event, but are the mark of charged particles rushing inward toward the center, dragging fine dust along with them because of attractive forces.
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