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Crater within a crater

  1. Sep 29, 2009 #1
    Hi all, just looking on google mars and have found an unusual crater, it seems to me that a meteorite has landed in another meteorites crator.

    Has this really happend or is there some other way this effect could be created?

    The coordinates of the crater on google mars are, 19°53'15.38"N 141°40'48.73"E
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  3. Sep 29, 2009 #2


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    This is extremely common. One could almost say pervasive.

    A lot can be determined about the history of a planet by examining frequency and paucity of mutliple cratering.
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