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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

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East of Jovis Tholus and in the midst of the Tharsis Volcanic field this dark, rayed spot is seen. Most likely this mark represents the shock wave of an incoming meteoroid that burned up before impact. The shock wave blasted the fine material away, leaving the darker basaltic surface exposed.

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Image ID: 
V28834009 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
17.276
246.544
28834
2008-06-14 05:18
Wed, 2008-08-13
VIS
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (65 km)
0.018085 km/pixel
0.018217 km/pixel

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