Colorful Impact Ejecta from Hargraves Crater

The collision that created Hargraves Crater impacted into diverse bedrock lithologies of ancient Mars. As a result, the impact ejecta is a rich mix of rock types with different colors and textures .

The crater is named after Robert Hargraves who discovered and studied meteorite impacts on the Earth.

Written by: Alfred McEwen  (8 May 2017)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_049963_2005 .

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Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona