"This is noteworthy because it happens on the seasonal Southern ice sheet and has apparently passed through it, creating a two-color explosion pattern," NASA planetary scientist Ross Beyer said Tuesday when he released the image. When meteoroids or other rocky bodies collide with Mars, craters are created.
Beyer said that the larger, lighter areas of explosion may be caused by the wind erosion of the surface caused by the shock waveguide, while the internal pattern is where the shock rushes out of the dark sand from beneath the ice.
Since 2006, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been operating in Mars orbit. Its mission is to image Mars and find evidence that water may have existed on the surface of Mars. Earlier, MRO had observed the Pac-Man crater and spider landforms on Mars.