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Mars satellite captures wild image of an ancient Martian crater

One of humanity’s most productive, legendary satellites isn’t orbiting Earth. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has zipped around the red desert planet for a decade and a half, beaming back a plethora of detailed images of Mars’ volcanoes, valleys, dried-up lakes, and beyond. The space agency recently shared a new, intriguing image from the orbiter showing a unique crater on the planet’s surface.The over half-mile-wide crater, created by a long-ago impact from an asteroid or comet, is filled with exquisite, if not psychedelic, patterns. What’s happened is a very Earth-like process: Winds blowing sand and soil created a diversity of ripple-like

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