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A dramatic, fresh impact crater dominates this image taken on Nov. 19, 2013, by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, or HiRISE, camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The crater spans approximately 100 feet  in diameter and is surrounded (30 m) A dramatic, fresh impact crater dominates this image taken on Nov. 19, 2013, by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, or HiRISE, camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The crater spans approximately 100 feet in diameter and is surrounded by a large, rayed blast zone. By examining the distribution of material excavated by the blast, scientists can learn more about the impact event.