About this image
This VIS image shows a young crater. The dark radial "spokes" are created by the explosive blast of the impact event. These "spokes" are very thin and are easily covered by dust depositing from the atmosphere. With time only the thick ejecta near the rim of the crater will be visible, and the dark "spokes" will "disappear".
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