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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
CRISM
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These two infrared images of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring were taken by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Oct. 19, 2014.
PIA15291:
Images From Mars-Orbiting Spectrometer Show Comet's Coma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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These images were taken of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Oct. 19, 2014, during the comet's close flyby of Mars and the spacecraft.
PIA18618:
First Resolved Image of a Long-Period Comet's Nucleus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Most surface ice on Mars is temporary. The polar layered deposits are thick stacks of permanent water ice at each pole, and the South Polar residual cap may be a permanent (although dynamic) layer of carbon dioxide ice as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissanc
PIA18832:
Perennial Frost in a Crater on the Northern Plains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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In the northern section of this from image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, we see flat terrain that is probably an ancient lava field. These dust avalanches are common in dust-covered regions on Mars.
PIA18831:
A Collection of Landforms in Eastern Elysium Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Melas Chasma is the widest segment of the Valles Marineris canyon, and is an area where NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has detected the presence of sulfates.
PIA18830:
Mounds of Layered Material on the West Edge of Melas Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The objective of this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is to examine a light-toned deposit in a region of what is called 'chaotic terrain' at the base of the Valles Marineris canyon system.
PIA18829:
A Light Toned Deposit in Arsinoes Chaos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows both dome and barchan dunes in a small sand dune field on the floor of Newton Crater, an approximately 300 kilometer (130 mile) wide crater in the Southern hemisphere of Mars.
PIA18820:
Dome and Barchan Dunes in Newton Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows bright and dark slope streaks in craters in the Arabia Terra region.
PIA18819:
Bright Slope Streaks in Arabia Terra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Nili Patera is a region on Mars in which dunes and ripples are moving rapidly. HiRISE continues to monitor this area every couple of months to see changes over seasonal and annual time scales as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18818:
Continual Dune and Ripple Migration in Nili Patera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Oxia Planum is broad clay-bearing surface between Mawrth and Ares Vallis that has been proposed as a future landing site on Mars. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18817:
Possible Future Mars Landing Site in Oxia Planum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the transition between the 'Murray Formation,' in which layers are poorly expressed and difficult to trace from orbit, and the hematite ridge, which is made up of continuous layers.
PIA18785:
Geological Transition
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This image, taken NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows distinct bands of alternating tone and brightness within the 'Murray Formation' on Mars. Outcrops like this are common throughout the formation.
PIA18784:
Bands on the 'Murray Formation'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This image, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a mesa within the 'Murray Buttes' area on Mars showing a complex fracture pattern (black arrow) protruding from the eroding rock.
PIA18783:
'Murray Buttes' Mesa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This is a map of lower Mount Sharp on Mars, showing the major geologic units identified from orbit. The rocks of the 'Murray Formation,' mapped in green, likely represent the oldest layers of Mount Sharp that NASA's Curiosity rover will explore.
PIA18781:
Map of Lower Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Lava flows south of Arsia Mons in Daedalia Planum transition from younger flows with elongated, sinuous morphologies to the northeast, to older, broader lobes and sheet flows to the southwest. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18807:
Overlapping Lobate Lava Flows in Daedalia Planum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The tropics of Mars are commonly littered with small bright ripples that were somehow shaped by the wind. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter might provide a valuable clue to the formation of transverse aeolian ridges (TARs) elsewhere on Mars.
PIA18806:
Banded TARs in Iapygia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Vinogradov, an old, 224-kilometer diameter, heavily degraded impact crater in southern Margaritifer Terra.
PIA18805:
Mysterious Light-Toned Deposit in Vinogradov Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Eridania is the name of topographically enclosed basin located in the Southern highlands of Mars that has been suggested to be the site of a large ancient lake or inland sea. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18804:
Chaos in Eridania Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This recent image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, acquired to certify a landing site for NASA'a InSight mission, shows a distinctive crater with a very sharp rim and ejecta.
PIA18776:
A New Impact Crater Near NASA's InSight Landing Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This mantle observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is thought to be deposited as snow during periods when the angle of the tilt of Mars' rotational axis-called obliquity-is much higher, which last happened around 10 million years ago.
PIA18775:
Mantled Terrain in the Southern Mid-Latitudes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This crater captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has a strange appearance, as if the crater has feet with toes sticking out of two sides, likely caused by a highly oblique impact event.
PIA18774:
Weird Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is of an area called Aram Dorsum (also known by its old name, Oxia Palus) that has been suggested for the 2018/2020 ExoMars Rover because it contains an ancient, exhumed alluvial system.
PIA18773:
A Possible Landing Site in Aram Dorsum for the ExoMars Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-21 Chandra X-Ray Observatory
Spitzer Space Telescope
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Puppis A, around 7,000 light-years away, is seen in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and Chandra X-Ray Observatory, and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton.
PIA18468:
Supernova Seen In Two Lights
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The track left by an oblong boulder as it tumbled down a slope on Mars runs from upper left to right center of this image taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18594:
An Irregular, Upright Boulder on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Hellas Crater in the ancient highlands contains some of the clearest evidence on Mars for glacial processes. This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a number of features consistent with glaciation.
PIA18647:
Glaciation at the Eastern Hellas Margin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The north end of this long image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a lava surface in southern Elysium Planitia. Small cones are common on the extensive young flood lavas in this region.
PIA18646:
The Side of Chasma Boreale
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The north end of this long image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a lava surface in southern Elysium Planitia. Small cones are common on the extensive young flood lavas in this region.
PIA18645:
Strange Cones and Flows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Schiaparelli Crater is a 460 kilometer (286 mile) wide multi-ring structure. However, it is a very shallow crater, apparently filled by younger materials such as lava and/or fluvial and aeolian sediments as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18635:
Layers and Sand on the Floor of Schiaparelli Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Monitoring by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE has shown that gully formation on Mars occurs in winter and early spring in times and places with frost on the ground.
PIA18634:
Frosty Gullies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows what is termed a pedestal crater, so-called because the level of the surface adjacent to the crater is elevated relative to the surface of the surrounding terrain.
PIA18633:
Preserving Ice from a Vanished Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Many of the depressions in Noctis Labyrinthus contain water-bearing minerals, suggesting that water was available and persistent in this region during the Late Hesperian to Amazonian epochs on Mars, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18632:
Water-Bearing Rocks in Noctis Labyrinthus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Opportunity rover, working on Mars since January 2004, passed 25 miles of total driving on the July 27, 2014. The gold line on this map shows Opportunity's route from the landing site inside Eagle Crater, in upper left.
PIA18404:
Opportunity's Journey Exceeds 25 Miles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows some interesting fractured materials on the floor of an impact crater in Arabia Terra.
PIA18625:
Ancient Lake Sediments in a Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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At Mars' North Pole is a dome of icy layers ranging up to 2 kilometers thick, roughly analogous to the Earth's ice caps in Greenland or Antarctica. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18624:
The Icy Surface of the North Polar Cap
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Eridania Basin, located at the head of Ma'adim Vallis, has mounting geomorphic and spectral evidence that it may have been the site of an ancient inland sea. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18623:
Ridges in Eridania Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This pair of images covers one of many sites on Mars where researchers use the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to study changes in gullies on slopes. Changes are visible in deposits near the lower end of this gully.
PIA18400:
Changes Near Downhill End of a Martian Gully
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers a location that has been imaged several times to look for changes in gullies.
PIA18538:
Activity in Martian Gully
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image on 27 June 2014, when Curiosity had just crossed the edge of the 3-sigma landing.
PIA18581:
Curiosity Offside!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This June 27, 2014, image from the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on the rover's landing-ellipse boundary, which is superimposed on the image.
PIA18399:
Curiosity Mars Rover Reaching Edge of Its Landing Ellipse
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-02 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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An impact crater in Isidis Planitia observed for a fifth time by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18622:
An Impact Crater in Isidis Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-02 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbitershows a prominently stratified transect through the rock of a mountain of material in the middle of Hebes Chasma.
PIA18621:
A Revealing Landslide in Hebes Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-02 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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An impact crater in Isidis Planitia observed for a fifth time by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18620:
Feathery Ridges
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-02 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Pavonis Mons is a giant shield volcano similar to (although larger than) those on the Big Island of Hawaii. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18589:
A Giant Cave on a Giant Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter appears to show some type of mass movement of material down the wall of a mesa in Deuteronilus Mensae.
PIA18588:
Moving Mass Material on a Mesa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The North Polar layered deposits (NPLD) are a stack of layers of ice and dust at the North Pole of Mars. The layers are thought to have been deposited over millions of years. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18587:
Waiting for Dust Devils
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The North Polar layered deposits (NPLD) are a stack of layers of ice and dust at the North Pole of Mars. The layers are thought to have been deposited over millions of years. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18586:
Blockfall on the North Polar Layered Deposits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows dozens of dark-toned dunes in and around several craters within the rugged terrain of Terra Cimmeria.
PIA18585:
Sand Dune Catch and Release
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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On Mars, alluvial fans are sometimes visible in impact crater basins, as material from the steep rims is transported radially inward to the relatively flat floor. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18513:
An Alluvial Fan in a Low-Latitude Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows features commonly found in dusty areas: impacts, slope streaks and bed-forms.
PIA18512:
Touring a Dusty Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This crater, seen NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, is located in Meridiani Planum, about 20-kilometers northwest of where NASA's Opportunity rover landed in 2004 and about 42-kilometers northwest of Endeavour Crater's rim.
PIA18511:
A Large Crater in Meridiani Planum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-04 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Called 'draa,' ripples, transverse aeolian ridges (known as TARs), dunes, are all observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in this Juventae Chasma image.
PIA18510:
The Draa of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This April 6, 2014, image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows numerous landslides in the vicinity of where an impact crater was excavated in March 2012.
PIA18385:
Landslides Near Fresh Crater on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The largest crater associated with a March 2012 impact on Mars has many smaller craters around it, revealed in this image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18384:
Large, Fresh Crater Surrounded by Smaller Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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These images from the Context Camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter were taken before and after an apparent impact scar appeared in the area in March 2012. Comparing the images confirms that fresh craters appeared during the interval.
PIA18383:
Before-and-After Views Confirm Fresh Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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A large new crater, seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, appear slightly asymmetric in shape, and measures 159 x 143 feet (48.5 x 43.5 meters) in diameter, making it the largest new crater detected on Mars by MRO to date.
PIA18772:
Global Eyes on an Impact Prize
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This April 6, 2014, image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was taken as a follow-up to discovery of a possible 2012 impact scar in images from the orbiter's Mars Color Imager. It reveals two craters within the darkened area (center of rectangle).
PIA18382:
Fresh Mars Crater Confirmed Within Impact Scar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The deep chasm that formed on the polar cap edge is identified as an area of strong down-slope winds and has a clear connection to Mars' largest dune field, Olympia Undae as observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18771:
At the Edge of a Polar Cap
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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These two images taken one day apart by the MARCI weather camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveal when an asteroid impact made the scar seen in the right-hand image.
PIA18381:
Best-Ever Pinning Down When a Space Rock Hit Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an incredible diversity of ancient lava tubes and impact craters filled with sediment on the flank of Arsia Mons.
PIA18649:
The Busy Flank of Arsia Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This March 20, 2014, image from the MARCI camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has a dark spot (at center of rectangle) noticed while the image was being examined for a weather report.
PIA18380:
Impact Scar Detected in Mars Weathercam Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Right past the sharp, but warped rim of this ancient impact crater are deposits of winter frost, which show up as blue in enhanced color as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18648:
What Gullies Can Say
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows impact craters.
PIA17482:
New Impact Site
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Nili Patera is one of the most active dune fields on Mars. Continuously monitored by the HiRise instrument onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a new image is acquired about every six weeks.
PIA18244:
The Active Dunes of Nili Patera
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Olympia Undae is a large field of sand dunes surrounding Mars' North Polar ice cap. High latitude covers them with water and carbon dioxide frost in the winter so they are illuminated. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter views these best in summer.
PIA18243:
Changing Dunes and Ripples in Olympia Undae
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The objective of this observation by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was to examine the edge of impact ejecta from a crater to the north-west of this area (north is up, west is to the left).
PIA18242:
Sunken and Pitted Ejecta
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Yardangs are streamlined hills that are carved by wind erosion from bedrock. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter viewed these yardangs which can look like the hull of a boat.
PIA18241:
Yardangs Forming Near Gordii Dorsum
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In this Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter view of the Curiosity rover mission's waypoint called 'the Kimberley,' the red dot indicates the location of a sandstone target, 'Windjana,' selected for close-up inspection.
PIA18085:
Location of Mars Sandstone Target 'Windjana'
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This image shows black gold, that is: organic material, which could be a biomarker (sign of past life), the holy grail of Mars exploration. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18227:
Curiosity Ready to Drill for Gold at the Kimberley
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This image covers a 26-kilometer-wide impact crater northeast of the Hellas impact basin as observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18226:
A Big Block of Red Bedrock
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a 3-kilometer-wide impact crater with gullies all along the steep inner slopes.
PIA18225:
Equatorial Gullies on Mars
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A surprise landslump in Melas Chasma was observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18224:
A Surprise Landslump in Melas Chasma
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and its tracks are visible in this view combining information from three observations by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA18082:
Stereo View of Curiosity and Rover Tracks at 'the Kimberley,' April 2014
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and tracks from its driving are visible in this view from orbit, acquired on April 11, 2014, by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18081:
Curiosity and Rover Tracks at 'the Kimberley,' April 2014
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This is the latest image of NASA's Opportunity rover at Solander Point, where it spend a few week investigation Pinnacle rock (the 'jelly donut') that was flipper over by the rover wheel. This observation is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18122:
Opportunity Rover on Valentine's Day 2014
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Ancient lava flow in Cerberus Planitia is observed here by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18121:
Chevrons on a Flow Surface in Marte Vallis
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Melas Chasma is part of the Valles Marineris canyon system, the largest canyon in the Solar System. This image was taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18120:
Finding Faults in Melas Chasma
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Recurring slope lineae (RSL) may be due to active seeps of water. These dark flows are abundant along the steep slopes of ancient bedrock in Coprates Chasma as seen in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18119:
Recurring Slope Lineae in Coprates Chasma
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Why are these dunes different colors? Sand on Mars is typically dark in tone, as it commonly derived from volcanic rocks like lava flows as shown by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17919:
Two-Color Dunes in Meridiani Terra
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This feature from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter looks like a heart. It is located south of Ascraeus Mons, which is a large volcano within the Tharsis volcanic plateau, making it extremely likely that this feature was formed by a volcanic process.
PIA17918:
A Heart in Ascraeus Mons
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the western rim of a well-preserved 8.5-kilometer (about 5 miles) diameter impact crater.
PIA17917:
Slumping Terraces on a Crater Wall
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This HiRISE image of the Opportunity rover was acquired as a coordinated 'ride-along' observation with the CRISM instrument, also onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17916:
Opportunity Rover's Winter Work at Murray Ridge
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This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the 'Bradbury Landing' location where it landed in August 2012 (the start of the line in upper right) to a major waypoint called 'the Kimberley'.
PIA18076:
Curiosity Mars Rover's Route from Landing to 'The Kimberley' Waypoint
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This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars in its approach to and April 1, 2014, arrival at a waypoint called 'the Kimberley,' which rover team scientists chose in 2013 as the location for the mission's next major investigations.
PIA18075:
Map of Curiosity Mars Rover's Drives to 'the Kimberley' Waypoint
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With its cracked, blistery appearance, this mound near the center of a very large, over 5-kilometer diameter mid-latitude crater poses an interesting question: how did this form? This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17910:
An Unusual Mound
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Nili Fossae, once considered a potential landing spot for the Mars Science Laboratory, has one of the largest, most diverse exposures of clay minerals as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17909:
A Large, Banded Angular Fragment in Nili Fossae
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This fascinating observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows us a dark-toned mound with pits inside an impact crater.
PIA17908:
A Dark-Toned, Pitted Mound in a Crater in Northeast Arabia Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, in southern winter over part of Asimov Crater, shows the crater appears to have been completely filled by a thick sequence of materials, perhaps including sediments and lava flows.
PIA17907:
Bedrock in a Trough in Asimov Crater
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveals that gullies, or ravines, are landforms commonly found in the mid-latitudes on Mars, particularly in the Southern highlands.
PIA17906:
A New Gully Channel in Terra Sirenum
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This pair of before (left) and after (right) images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter documents formation of a new channel on a Martian slope between 2010 and 2013, likely resulting from activity of carbon-dioxide frost.
PIA17958:
A New Gully Channel in Terra Sirenum, Mars
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Especially bright patches, bluish in enhanced color, are due to seasonal frost that is accumulating as this hemisphere approaches winter. This image of a sand dune field in a Southern highlands crater was acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18118:
Dramatic Dune Destination
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Many valleys occur all over Mars that reveal an extensive ancient history of liquid water erosion. This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a complex valley network near Idaeus Fossae.
PIA17905:
A Complex Valley Network Near Idaeus Fossae
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Sandwiched between a crater nearly 4 kilometer across and a much larger and older crater over 15-kilometers in diameter is this small impact crater with light-toned material exposed in its ejecta. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17904:
Craters within Craters
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When impact craters are formed, the material that once resided in the subsurface is blown upward and outward, as seen in this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17903:
Ejecta in Excess
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures light-toned ridges found in a large fracture located east of Holden Crater forming a curious box-like pattern.
PIA18112:
Many Small Interesting Ridges in Erythraea Fossa
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A bright ice cap of frozen water covers the North Pole of Mars as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. In winter, thin coverings of carbon dioxide and water frost covers this area and frosts finally disappear at end of the Martian spring season.
PIA18111:
Don't Get Lost in the North Polar Ice Cap
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spies an impact crater located in northern Sinus Meridiani has formed along the boundary of two different terrain units.
PIA18110:
A Crater Straddling Two Terrain Units
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Mars' northern-most sand dunes beginning to emerge from their winter cover of seasonal carbon dioxide (dry) ice. Dark, bare south-facing slopes are soaking up the warmth of the sun.
PIA18109:
Sand Dunes in Spring
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This impact crater in the region of Mars called Libya Montes, observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows typical gullies with alcoves at the top, channels, and depositional fans at the bottom.
PIA18116:
Equatorial Gullies
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The crater in the center of this HiRISE image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is unusual because there is a wide, flat bench, or terrace, between the outer rim and the inner section, making it appear somewhat like a bullseye.
PIA18115:
Craters in an Icy Surface
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This Southern autumn image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter offers a view of frosty dunes. The sunlight is shining on the dunes from the upper right.
PIA18114:
Frost in Dune Shadows
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