Current Cratering on Mars from Imaging and Seismic Studies
Séminaires Planétologie et Sciences Spatiales
522, bât. Lamarck
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Impact cratering is an ongoing process throughout the solar system, and on Mars we can witness that process currently occurring. Hundreds of new, dated craters have now been found via before and after imaging. I will present results from those discoveries: the size frequency distribution of the current production function of craters and implications for martian chronology, changes over time in the impact blast zones due to dust redistribution, the morphological characteristics of the new craters themselves, and what this implies for the seismic detectability of impacts by InSight.