06/02/2014 04:07 GMT | Updated 06/02/2014 04:59 GMT

Incredible Photo Of Mars Impact Crater Taken By Nasa's Reconnaissance Orbiter (PICTURE)

The crater is at 3.7 degrees north latitude, 53.4 degrees east longitude on Mars

That is a photo of a fresh impact crater on Mars - normally the red planet but looking distinctly blue "due to removal of the reddish dust in that area".

The stunning image was taken by Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on 19 November last year.

Measuring 30 metres in diameter and ejecting debris up to 9.3 miles, it was formed between July 2010 and May 2012.

Around 200 impact craters such as these are created every year but few are as dramatic as this one.

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter blasted off from Cape Canaveral in 2005, on a search for evidence that water persisted on the surface of Mars for a long period of time.

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