(United Press International) Mars is hit by more than 200 space rocks every year but few have left as dramatic a crater as the one recently imaged by an orbiting spacecraft, NASA says.

The image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on the agency’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter released Wednesday shows a crater about 100 feet in diameter at the center of a radial burst painting the surface with a pattern of bright and dark tones, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., reported.

The impact that excavated this crater threw some material as far as 9.3 miles, JPL said.

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