Giant ‘tree stump’ impact crater spotted on Mars – Space January 28, 2022 – Space Saturday January 29, 2022

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By Chelsea Gohd January 28, 2022

Giant ‘tree stump’ impact crater spotted on Mars

A Mars probe has snapped a peculiar image of the Red Planet’s surface that looks like a giant tree stump, rings and all. 

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), a joint mission by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, studies Mars from above, circling the planet and collecting data about its sparse atmosphere. But this orbital vantage point also allows TGO to see Mars from above, snapping images with its Color and Stereo Surface Imaging System (CaSSIS) camera. 

In a newly revealed image the orbiter snapped on June 13, 2021 in the northern plains of Acidalia Planitia, a strange surface feature is turning heads. From above, it looks like a giant tree stump, with concentric rings marking its years of age. However, it’s not an alien tree stump, but rather an ice-rich impact crater.


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