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originally posted by: Christosterone
Those dang Swiss beat us to the red planet!!
There is probably a bunch of Martian banks with dirty money all over the place...
And if the money is not dirty, it's at least dusty..
A new image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows several shallow pits among carbon dioxide ice, nicknamed "Swiss cheese terrain" because it looks a bit like the famous cheese.
But at upper right is a deeper pit that goes through the ice and dust, which NASA says could be an impact crater or some sort of collapse pit
originally posted by: stormcell
Craters usually have a ridge where the ejected material flies up and out then resettles. They also have ratios between the diameter/radius and depth. If the ejected material had been a mix of water and sand/mud/soil/dust, then it would form flow gullies into the crater, and the base of the crater would be formed from fine silt.
originally posted by: shlaw
Anyway, what gets me is how clean the bottom of the 'crater' is.
originally posted by: druid1
a reply to: shlaw
This picture caught my eye to as the crater looks too perfect.
One of the weirdest I have seen 👀
Could it be the white stuff is ejected from the hole?