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Concepción, The freshest crater yet to be explored
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post Mar 24 2010, 08:35 PM
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http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00002407/

New MRO image of Oppy at the crater, nice to see she remains in their sites!
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post Mar 24 2010, 11:24 PM
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Oppy at Concepcion Crater...

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post Mar 25 2010, 07:30 AM
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JPL Report on "Odd Material" on Concepcion ejecta

Looks like our speculations on the 'crack fill' exposed at Concepcion were in the right ballpark. Unfortunately, the spectrometry seems not to have made a critical distinction between pre- and post-impact formation of the material. I suppose parsimony favors the pre-impact diagenesis, but we may never know.
It would be very nice if we could visit another very young crater to make comparisons.


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post Mar 25 2010, 03:25 PM
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QUOTE (Shaka @ Mar 25 2010, 12:30 AM) *
It would be very nice if we could visit another very young crater to make comparisons.


Time for an LCROSS-like mission to Meridiani coupled with a rover visit? Can't get younger than a brand-new crater!
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post Mar 25 2010, 03:47 PM
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laugh.gif And you'd have the bonus of imaging the entry and impact from the ground!
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