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HiRISE Captures Bolide Break-up and Impact on Mars - Universe Today
[/caption] 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 can be … Continue reading "HiRISE Captures Bolide Break-up and Impact on Mars"