Two NASA spacecraft detect biggest meteor strikes at Mars

  • This combination of images made available by NASA on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, shows the site on Mars before and after a meteoroid hit the surface of the planet. The impact occurred on Dec. 24, 2021, in a region of Mars called Amazonis Planitia. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS via AP)

  • In this image made available by NASA on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, boulder-size blocks of water ice are seen around the rim of an impact crater on Mars, as viewed by the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE camera) aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The crater was formed Dec. 24, 2021, by a meteoroid strike in the Amazonis Planitia region. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona via AP)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Two NASA spacecraft at Mars — one on the surface and the other in orbit — have recorded the biggest meteor strikes and impact craters yet.