MRO has discovered more than 700 sites of recent impacts on Mars. Often a bolide will fragment on impact with the atmosphere, thus generating clusters of new craters.

Here, in fact, two new craters are observed, both with the same features and relatively bluish colored jets surrounded by a dark impact halo (where dust has been removed or redistributed) and arc marks extending to the northwest and northeast.
These features are produced by an oblique impact angle with the bolide coming from the north.

Translation of Alfred McEwen’s commentary

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