This doublet crater was formed when two meteorites impacted at the same time. The shock waves interact to form the straight central rim and the 'wings' of ejecta on the outside of the rims. This image is from NASA's Mars Odyssey.

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This doublet crater was formed when two meteorites impacted at the same time. The shock waves interact to form the straight central rim and the 'wings' of ejecta on the outside of the rims.

Orbit Number: 39989 Latitude: -16.7109 Longitude: 265.428 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2010-12-19 23:14

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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) was developed by Arizona State University, Tempe, in collaboration with Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing. The THEMIS investigation is led by Dr. Philip Christensen at Arizona State University. Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Denver, is the prime contractor for the Odyssey project, and developed and built the orbiter. Mission operations are conducted jointly from Lockheed Martin and from JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

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