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This image from the NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an impact scar on Mars made by pieces of the NASA Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft that the spacecraft shed just before entering the Martian atmosphere.
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12.05.2012

Impact Scars from MSL Cruise Stage and Two Balance Weights (Figure 2)

This image from the NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an impact scar on Mars made by pieces of the NASA Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft that the spacecraft shed just before entering the Martian atmosphere.

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

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