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Mars has a brand new crater, and it sure is pretty

Mars has a brand new crater, and it sure is prettyMars, like any other rocky world, has its fair share of craters. These scars of ancient impacts give the dusty surface of the planet some serious personality, and sometimes it's easy to forget that new craters can happen right before our eyes. That's exactly what seems to have occurred, and a new image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveals a brand new impact site that might only be a few months old.The image, which was captured by the HiRISE camera built into the orbiter, shows a bold dark patch of material surrounding a circular crater on the Martian surface. Researchers believe it might have been created as recently as February 2019.The University of Arizona posted the photo, along with the following caption:> An impressionist painting? No, it's a new impact crater that has appeared on the surface of Mars, formed at most between September 2016 and February 2019. What makes this stand out is the darker material exposed beneath the reddish dust.The photo itself was captured in April and is only just now getting the attention it deserves. However, because the orbiter can't be looking at the entire planet at all times, it's unclear when exactly the crater formed, and researchers can only narrow it down to sometime between September 2016 and February 2019.This is yet another great reminder of the fantastic work NASA's Mars orbiter has been doing for years now. The spacecraft originally launched way back in 2005 and arrived at Mars in March of the following year. When it did, its primary mission was only scheduled to last for two years, but it has since put in over 13 years of faithful service for scientists. As long as it keeps producing images like this one, we hope it keeps going for a long time to come.



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F-15s on Steroids: Why the F-15X Should Make F-35 Fans Pretty Nervous

F-15s on Steroids: Why the F-15X Should Make F-35 Fans Pretty NervousOr maybe not.



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Kaine: ‘Nikki Haley is pretty savvy, I don't think she got confused’

Kaine: ‘Nikki Haley is pretty savvy, I don't think she got confused’Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) told Andrea Mitchell that he doesn’t think UN Ambassador Nikki Haley was “confused” when she said new Russia sanctions were imminent, pushing back against National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow’s statement that she was.



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Trump's Complaints About Obama Giving Away Syria Strategy Look Pretty Silly Now

Trump's Complaints About Obama Giving Away Syria Strategy Look Pretty Silly NowPresident Donald Trump adopted the same strategy he repeatedly criticized his



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Man Charged With Attacking Woman With Pizza, and Looks Pretty Happy About It

Man Charged With Attacking Woman With Pizza, and Looks Pretty Happy About ItPolice said they found Kenneth Evans, 24, “obviously intoxicated” and “screaming and belligerent,” but he complied with their orders to sit on the floor once they pointed a stun gun at him.



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George W. Bush Reportedly Sounds Off On Trump: 'Sorta Makes Me Look Pretty Good'

George W. Bush Reportedly Sounds Off On Trump: 'Sorta Makes Me Look Pretty Good'While Bush doesn’t often address Trump or his policies directly, he does have a zinger he likes to deliver when the issue comes up. The relationship between Trump and the Bush family hasn’t been a warm one.



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Trump Reportedly Wonders Why ‘Pretty Korean Lady’ Isn’t Handling North Korea For Him

Trump Reportedly Wonders Why ‘Pretty Korean Lady’ Isn’t Handling North Korea For HimThere are two things that seem to accompany President Donald Trump in the Oval Office more than any other these days: Diet Coke and racism.



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Patton Oswalt's First Christmastime With New Wife Is Pretty Adorable

Patton Oswalt's First Christmastime With New Wife Is Pretty AdorablePatton Oswalt appears to have this blended family thing on lock.



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Patton Oswalt's First Christmastime With New Wife Is Pretty Adorable

Patton Oswalt's First Christmastime With New Wife Is Pretty AdorablePatton Oswalt appears to have this blended family thing on lock.



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Roy Moore fights his inner demons. It's not pretty.

Roy Moore fights his inner demons. It's not pretty.When someone like Roy Moore, the GOP candidate for Senate from Alabama, runs for office as the arbiter of private morality, it’s worth asking yourself what he might be running from.



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