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Thread: HiRISE Captures Bolide Break-up and Impact on Mars

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    HiRISE Captures Bolide Break-up and Impact on Mars

    Incoming! Hundreds of small objects, mostly asteroid fragments, impact Mars every year. Sometimes, like on Earth, objects break up in the Martian atmosphere. But Mars' atmosphere is much thinner than Earth's, meaning more stuff hits the ground on the Red Planet. If a bolide breaks apart and but doesn't disintegrate, the result [...]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraser View Post
    Incoming! Hundreds of small objects, mostly asteroid fragments, impact Mars every year. Sometimes, like on Earth, objects break up in the Martian atmosphere. But Mars' atmosphere is much thinner than Earth's, meaning more stuff hits the ground on the Red Planet. If a bolide breaks apart and but doesn't disintegrate, the result [...]

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    Itīs really amazing that we can "see" these events happening on Mars.
    Do they have a foto of the same area before that event? I canīt find it in your link.

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