An unnamed crater on Mars identified by the ESA (European Space Agency) Mars Express has left space lovers stunned. A spacecraft orbiting Mars illustrated that this huge crater resides on the surface of Mars and is contemplating like an eye, thus glaring at the stars in space. This unnamed crater is found in the southern region of Mars, “Aonia Terra”, and extends up to 30 kilometers (18.6 miles), covering this area. However, this incredible eye-crater has a history of Mars confined to it. Due to its uncanny resemblance to the human eye, the crater is highlighting its existence for space enthusiasts.
Apart from this, another implausible crater known as “Lowell”, which extends up to 200 kilometers across the surface of Mars, encapsulates this unnamed crater into its surface area. However, such identified craters on the surfaces of different planets offer many research opportunities for scientists. As far as Mars is concerned, the unveiling of this crater paved the way for researchers to acknowledge and understand the geology and history of Mars.
The craters found in this region of Mars, including Lowell, are said to have been the result of serious collisions that happened there some 4 billion years ago. This eruptive period of the solar system is known as the “Late Heavy Bombardment,” where several different explosions of this type took place. If we talk about Earth, then it was also the result of such enormous collisions that resulted in the emergence of this heavenly body. In the early days of its formation, the Earth was composed of water and some organic compounds residing on the surface.
But we haven’t found any signs of the eruptions on Earth like those that have been encountered on Mars. The reason for this is that as Earth becomes a living planet for human beings, any clues of these activities are eliminated by the atmospheric and seismic revolutions. However, if we talk about Mars, then there is no sign of life and the planet is almost barren, so the signs of its formation are still there, thus surprising the space scientists.
If we analyze this specific region in more detail, then it can be seen that the making up of the surface around this crater is complex and thick. The crater happened to be engraved in the mountainous area. While to the south of this area, there are craters that are smaller in size, and surprisingly, the area towards the north happens to be a smooth surface with a pale color.
The central part of this crater contains a darker and thicker material, thereby accumulating other materials surrounding it due to its characteristics. However, a detailed observation of this crater can be unveiled by using highly sophisticated types of equipment, but even from the camera attached to this spacecraft, we are able to deduce a great deal of information about this condensed creature.