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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Impact craters form when an asteroid, meteoroid, or comet crashes into a planet's surface, causing an explosion. This impact crater is a little less than 3 kilometers in diameter as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12328:
Crater with Exposed Layers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows ancient highland channels in Eridania Valley.
PIA12968:
Smooth and Fractured Deposits in Eridania Valleys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image of a well-preserved unnamed elliptical crater in Terra Sabaea, captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the complexity of ejecta deposits forming as a by-product of the impact process that shapes much of the surface of Mars.
PIA13078:
Well-Preserved Impact Ejecta and Impact Melt-Rich Deposits in Terra Sabaea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Southern spring on Mars brings sublimation of the seasonal dry ice polar cap as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA13151:
Wide, Branching Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spied this small 2 kilometer-wide crater when a meteoroid struck the ground just to the west and created a new, larger crater (not shown).
PIA13181:
Muddy Ejecta Flow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The western Utopia Planitia in the Northern mid-latitudes of Mars is marked by a peculiar type of depression with scalloped edges and by a network of polygonal fractures as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA13485:
Eroded Scallops with Layers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-06 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This composite image of Earth and its moon, as seen from Mars, combines the best Earth image with the best moon image from four sets of images acquired on Nov. 20, 2016, by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Mars was about 127 million miles from Earth.
PIA21260:
Earth and Its Moon, as Seen From Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Large impact craters have central hills or mountains, because the tremendous shock waves from the impact first compresses the ground, then causes a rebound when it becomes uncompressed. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA15149:
Raised Bedrock in Terra Cimmeria
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Over 300 meters of layered beds are exposed in this trough of Noctis Labyrinthus, at the western edge of Valles Marineris, as observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14455:
Light-Toned Layering in a Labyrinthus Noctis Pit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-02 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Impact craters expose the subsurface materials on steep slopes in this image observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14454:
Hues in a Crater Slope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This crater on Mars, observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, was named after Dr. Gerald A. Soffen (February 7, 1926 - November 22, 2000), and this image covers a small portion of the crater floor.
PIA14453:
Soffen Crater Floor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This terrain, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, looks like lumpy sediment on top of patterned ground. The lumpy sediment is likely just loosely consolidated because it is covered with spidery channels.
PIA14452:
Spiders on Mounds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Some seasonal ice on Mars is transparent so that the sunlight penetrates to the bottom of the ice, as shown in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14451:
Lace on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image of a southern mid-latitude crater was intended to investigate the lineated material on the crater floor. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveals a landscape peppered by small impact craters.
PIA14450:
Secondary Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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These five images from the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show different Martian features of progressively greater size and complexity.
PIA21258:
Possible Development Stages of Martian 'Spiders'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the growth of a branching network of troughs carved by thawing carbon dioxide over the span of three Martian years.
PIA21257:
'Baby Spider': Growth of a Martian Trough Network Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-14 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spies Capri Chasma, located in the eastern portion of the Valles Marineris canyon system, the largest known canyon system in the Solar System.
PIA21274:
Hematite-Rich Deposits in Capri Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-14 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the floor of Suzhi Crater, an approximately 25-kilometer diameter impact crater located northeast of Hellas Planitia.
PIA21273:
Possible Layers on Floor of Suzhi Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-14 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a region we see many slope streaks, typically dark features on slopes in the equatorial regions on Mars.
PIA21272:
Slope Streaks or RSL?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-14 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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In this image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the terrain is covered with a seasonal layer of dry ice.
PIA21271:
Fans on Crater Rims
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This graphic maps locations of the sites where NASA's Curiosity collected its first 19 rock or soil samples for analysis by laboratory instruments inside the vehicle. It also presents images of the drilled holes where 15 rock-powder samples were acquired.
PIA21254:
Curiosity's Rock or Soil Sampling Sites on Mars, Through November 2016
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-13 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
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Examination of a calcium sulfate vein called 'Diyogha' by the Chemical and ChemCam instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover found boron, sodium and chlorine.
PIA21252:
Boron, Sodium and Chlorine in Mineral Vein 'Diyogha,' Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-13 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
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This two-part illustration shows the context of the erosion-resistant, raised vein, called 'Catabola,' in an image from NASA's Curiosity's Mast Camera. The highest concentration of boron measured on Mars.
PIA21251:
Boron in Calcium Sulfate Vein at 'Catabola,' Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover (blue line) and locations where the rover's ChemCam instrument detected the element boron (dots, colored by abundance of boron according to the key at right).
PIA21150:
Where's Boron? Mars Rover Detects It
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the location where it landed in August 2012 to its location in December 2016, which is in the upper half of a geological unit called the Murray formation, on lower Mount Sharp.
PIA21144:
Late 2016 Map of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Mission
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The steep walls of Valles Marineris sometimes fail, creating giant landslides. This provides a clean exposure of the underlying bedrock, as seen image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA21217:
Colorful Bedrock Exposed in a Landslide Scarp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows one of these exotic locales at the South Pole. The polar cap is made from carbon dioxide (dry ice). The circular pits are holes in this dry ice layer that expand by a few meters each Martian year.
PIA21216:
The Coolest Landscape on Mars (or Earth)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Subtle variations in color look like brush strokes as the lightly frosted terrain reflects light on Mars as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA21215:
Cracks in a Crater's Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Subtle variations in color look like brush strokes as the lightly frosted terrain reflects light on Mars as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA21214:
Painting with Frost
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Diagonal striping on this map of a portion of the Utopia Planitia region on Mars indicates the area where a large subsurface deposit rich in water ice was assessed using the Shallow Radar instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA21138:
Location of Large Subsurface Water-Ice Deposit in Utopia Planitia, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Shallow Subsurface Radar (SHARAD)
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These two images show Shallow Radar instrument data from two tracks in a part of Mars' Utopia Planitia region where the orbiting, ground-penetrating radar on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter detected subsurface deposits rich in water ice.
PIA21137:
Radargrams Indicating Ice-Rich Subsurface Deposit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This vertically exaggerated view shows scalloped depressions in Mars' Utopia Planitia region, prompting the use of ground-penetrating radar aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to check for underground ice.
PIA21136:
Scalloped Terrain Led to Finding of Buried Ice on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image of Nili Fossae, layered bedrock as horizontal striations in the light toned sediments in the floor of a canyon near Syrtis Major.
PIA21206:
A Glimpse into History
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the central pit feature of an approximately 20-km diameter complex crater in located just north of the Valles Marineris. A partial ring of light-toned, massive and fractured bedrock is observed.
PIA21205:
Exposed Fractured Bedrock in the Central Pit of a Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This area of Amazonis Planitia to the west of the large volcano Olympus Mons was once flooded with lava as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. A huge eruption flowed out across the relatively flat landscape.
PIA21204:
Rafted Rock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This picture of the rim of Eos Chasma in Valles Marineris, captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows active erosion of the Martian surface.
PIA21203:
Trundling Boulders
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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On Nov. 1, 2016, the High Resolution Imaging Science ExperNASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter observed the impact site of Europe's Schiaparelli test lander, gaining the first color view of the site since the lander's Oct. 19, 2016, arrival.
PIA21132:
Schiaparelli Impact Site on Mars, in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This Oct. 25, 2016, image shows the area where the European Space Agency's Schiaparelli test lander reached the surface of Mars. This image was taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA21131:
Closer Look at Schiaparelli Impact Site on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows one of two spots that likely appeared in connection with the Oct. 19, 2016, arrival of ESA's Schiaparelli test lander. An animation is available at the Photojournal.
PIA21130:
Signs of Schiaparelli Test Lander Seen From Orbit Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows spidery channels eroded into Martian ground. This terrain type, called spiders or 'araneiform' (from the Latin word for spiders), appears in some areas of far-southern Mars.
PIA21126:
Martian 'Spiders' in Sharper Look, Thanks to Volunteers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-19 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows some beautiful lava flows in Amazonis Planitia. Lava isn't moving around on Mars today, but it certainly once did, and images like this one are evidence of that.
PIA21113:
Lava That Once Flowed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-19 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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In this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter tectonic stresses highly modified this area of Ganges Catena, north of Valles Marineris.
PIA21112:
Wrinkle Ridges and Pit Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-19 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The distinctively fluted surface and elongated hills in Medusae Fossae are caused by wind erosion of a soft fine-grained rock, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA21111:
Wind Carved Rock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-19 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows shows a lava channel north of Kuiper Crater in the high southern latitudes just before spring equinox.
PIA21110:
Spider Webs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This map show a portion of Endeavour Crater's western rim that includes the 'Marathon Valley' area investigated intensively by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity in 2015 and 2016.
PIA20854:
From 'Marathon Valley' to Gully on Endeavour Rim
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the edge of the Martian South Polar layered deposit. The stack of fine layering is highlighted by the rays of the polar sun.
PIA21105:
On the Edge of the South Pole Layered Deposit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The Tharsis region of Mars is covered in vast lava flows, many with channels, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Some channels, however, resemble features that may have been formed by water.
PIA21104:
A Long and Winding Channel in Tharsis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a transition from depressed to inverted channels in the Gorgonum Basin.
PIA21103:
A Transition from Depressed to Inverted Channels in Gorgonum Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows mounds of light-toned deposits within the central portion of Valles Marineris.
PIA21102:
Deposits along the Northern Wall of Melas Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a complicated area containing various types of channels, pits and fractures near Olympica Fossae.
PIA21066:
Intersecting Channels near Olympica Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows viscous flow features. Currently, water-ice is stable on the Martian surface only in the polar regions.
PIA21065:
What Lies Beneath: Surface Patterns of Glacier-Like Landforms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a circular impact crater and an oval volcanic caldera on the southern flank of a large volcano on Mars called Pavonis Mons.
PIA21064:
The Wind-Scoured Lava Flows of Pavonis Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Cerberus Fossae are a series of discontinuous fissures along dusty plains in the southeastern region of Elysium Planitia as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA21063:
River of Sand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers an area about 8 miles wide in the northern Arabia Terra region of Mars. Researchers estimate the stream and the lakes it linked held water at some time in the range of 2-3 billion years ago.
PIA20837:
Outflow Stream from Relatively Recent Martian Lake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a candidate future landing site in the Nili Patera region.
PIA21040:
A Human Bird's Eye View of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a large field of sand dunes on Kaiser Crater. They are partially free of seasonal ice, with the contrast making it easy to see the ripples.
PIA21039:
A Streamlined Form in Lethe Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a large field of sand dunes on Kaiser Crater. They are partially free of seasonal ice, with the contrast making it easy to see the ripples.
PIA21038:
Frosty Alcoves on Kaiser Crater Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a candidate landing site in the Mawrth Vallis region for ESA's ExoMars rover, planned to launch in 2020.
PIA21029:
The Color Wonderland of Mawrth Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the northern terminus of an outflow channel located in the volcanic terrains of Amenthes Planum.
PIA21023:
Ancient Streamlined Islands of the Palos Outflow Channel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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At the edge of Mars' permanent North Polar cap, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter sees an exposure of the internal layers, each with a different mix of water ice, dust and dirt.
PIA21022:
North Polar Cap Layers and Ledges
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows many small craters over a larger degraded one in the northern lowlands. These small craters are smoother and shallower than their counterparts closer to the equator.
PIA21021:
Small Expanded Craters in the Northern Lowlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Martian gullies as seen in the top image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter resemble gullies on Earth that are carved by liquid water.
PIA20763:
Adding Composition Data About Mars Gullies Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The central portion of this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft features a mildly-winding depression carved by water. Helas basin was likely formed around four billion years ago by a giant asteroid or comet impact.
PIA20815:
A Meandering Channel on Hellas' Rim
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Large impact craters rebound from the initial shock, raising deep bedrock to the surface in the central uplift of the crater as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20814:
Colorful Bedrock in the Central Uplift of an Impact Crater
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This region of Xanthe Terra has mostly been contracted due to thrust faulting, but this local region shows evidence of extensional faulting, also called normal faulting. This observation is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20813:
Faulting Mars
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft covers mesas, or high-standing plateaus, to the north and pits, or low-standing, depressions to the south. What formed these mesas and pits is a question not so easy to answer.
PIA20812:
Mesas and Pits
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Captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, shown here are bizarre landforms in Gorgonum Basin. This basin may have contained an ancient lake, with channels draining into the lake from the sides.
PIA20811:
Einstein and Mars
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft has low-sun lighting that accentuates the many transverse ridges on this slope, extending from Euripus Mons (mountains).
PIA20745:
Glorious Glacier
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One small section of this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows boulders that have rolled down the slope of a crater wall. The boulders vary in size, with the largest one approximately 6 meters across.
PIA20744:
Slope Instability
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These sand dunes are a type of aeolian bedform and partly encircle the Martian North Pole in a region called Olympia Undae as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20743:
North Polar Gypsum Dunes in Olympia Undae
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This map shows the frequency of carbon dioxide frost's presence at sunrise on Mars, as a percentage of days year-round, based on data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA20758:
Where on Mars Does Carbon Dioxide Frost Form Often?
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The white arrows indicate locations in this scene where numerous seasonal dark streaks have been identified in the Coprates Montes area of Mars' Valles Marineris by NASA's repeated MRO observations from orbit.
PIA20757:
Numerous Seasonal 'Lineae' on Coprates Montes, Mars
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Blue dots on this map indicate sites of recurring slope lineae (RSL) in part of the Valles Marineris canyon network on Mars, from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA20756:
Sites with Seasonal Streaks on Slopes in Mars Canyons
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows the Curiosity rover currently located on the Naukluft Plateau just north of the Bagnold Dune field.
PIA20738:
Curiosity on the Naukluft Plateau
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This graphic overlays Martian atmospheric temperature data as curtains over an image of Mars taken during a regional dust storm. Temperature data and global image were both recorded on Oct. 18, 2014, by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20747:
Mars Atmospheric Temperature and Dust Storm Tracking
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This graphic shows Martian atmospheric temperature data related to seasonal patterns in occurrence of large regional dust storms. The data shown here were collected by the Mars Climate Sounder instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA20746:
Seasonal Temperature Pattern Indicating Martian Dust Storms
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These North Polar layered deposits, composed of ice, captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, show what looks like drag folds, where rock layers bend (fold) before they break in a fault.
PIA20731:
Drag Folds in the North Polar Layered Deposits
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft covers some of the plains south of Capri Chasma in eastern Valles Marineris.
PIA20730:
The Plains are Not Plain
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There is a circular feature in this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft that appears to stand above the surrounding terrain. This feature is probably an inverted crater that was filled in with sediment.
PIA20729:
An Inverted Crater
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft targets a 3-kilometer diameter crater that occurs within the ejecta blanket of the much older Bakhuysen Crater, a 150-kilometer diameter impact crater in Noachis Terra.
PIA20728:
Beautiful Blocks of Bedrock
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Shallow Subsurface Radar (SHARAD)
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This image montage features a two-dimensional radar cross section of Mars' north polar cap collected by SHARAD instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft (top), and a color image mosaic of the polar cap from NASA's Viking project (bottom)
PIA20029:
Signs of a Martian Ice Age
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Sand dunes cover much of this terrain, which has large boulders lying on flat areas between the dunes in this image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA15881:
Frosted Dunes
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft the valley networks on Mars are terrains eroded by flowing water billions of years ago. Where bedrock is well exposed, a variety of colors due to altered minerals and polygonal patterns.
PIA15880:
Valley Networks in the Ancient Martian Highlands
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows an exposure of bedrock on the floor of Bakhuysen Crater, an impact crater in Noachis Terra. The bedrock is highly fragmented and fractured.
PIA20588:
Bedrock Exposures on the Floor of Bakhuysen Crater
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows a roughly 3-kilometer impact crater, formed on the sloping walls of Tithonium Chasma, part of the large Valles Marineris canyon system.
PIA20587:
On the Shape of Impact Craters
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows several smaller craters that formed on the floor of Saheki Crater, an 85-kilometer diameter impact crater north of Hellas Basin.
PIA20662:
A One-Kilometer Crater on the Floor of Saheki Crater
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This enhanced color image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows several craters somewhere in the southern mid-latitudes of Mars.
PIA20661:
Southern Winter Frost Accumulations
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The two linear depressions in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft form part of the Elysium Fossae complex, a group of troughs located in the Elysium quadrangle of Mars.
PIA20660:
Troughs in Elysium Fossae
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Melas Chasma is the widest segment of Valles Marineris, the largest canyon in the Solar System as seen by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. In this region, hydrated sulfate salts have been detected.
PIA20659:
Possible Sulfate Deposits in West Melas Chasma
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These mountains are in a region called Sisyphi Montes. The base image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey shows a portion of the region about 130 miles. Red outlines indicate possible subglacial volcanic structures. MRO's CRISM data are at upper right.
PIA20335:
Evidence Builds for Old Under-Ice Volcanoes on Mars
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows part of a broad plain covered with cratered cones and domes in the Northern lowlands of Mars.
PIA20655:
Cratered Cones in Acidalia Planitia
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The Nili Fossae region, located on the northwest rim of Isidis impact basin, is one of the most colorful regions of Mars, as seen here by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20644:
Many Fantastic Colors
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft was acquired to look for frost on these generally equator-facing slopes on Mars, which are visible in the shadows after enhancing the brightness levels.
PIA20643:
Gullies with Dramatic Lighting
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Almost all of vast Mars' Amazonis Planitia is covered by lava flows, an area comparable to that of the entire continental United States, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20642:
Flood Lavas and Mass Extinctions
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers part of the chaotic terrain in Masursky Crater, and was targeted due to evidence that ejecta from Mojave Crater, to the south, may have modified the landscape.
PIA20550:
A Boulder Festival in Masursky Crater
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Jezero Crater is candidate future landing site that contains sediments deposited by at least three ancient rivers as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. There are some good exposures of ancient bedrock.
PIA20549:
An East Watershed for Jezero Crater
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers the western rim of Holden Crater during northern summer. Since Holden Crater is in the Southern hemisphere of Mars, the shadows are long in northern summer (southern winter).
PIA20548:
Cubism in the Western Rim of Holden Crater
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This image shows a set of coalesced collapse pits in western Valles Marineris as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Fine layers are exposed in the walls of the pits, and in some places those layers are displaced by faults.
PIA20547:
Faulted Layers in Collapse Pits
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The North Polar layered deposits provide a record of recent climate changes on Mars as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. Color variations between layers are due to differences in composition of the dust.
PIA20541:
Colorful Polar Layered Deposits
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This image was targeted for NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft to look at a candidate new crater on a lobate apron. Such aprons are often ice-rich, but the crater shows no bright material that would indicate ice.
PIA20540:
Looking for Ice
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