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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-26 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-03 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-06 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-06 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-06 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-06 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Scientists think these polygonal fractures seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft contain chlorides, like sodium chloride or table salt, or maybe chloride of calcium or magnesium.
PIA20539:
Old Salt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Alluvial fans are gently-sloping wedges of sediments deposited by flowing water. Some of the best-preserved alluvial fans on Mars are in Saheki Crater, seen here by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20538:
Stratigraphy of Alluvial Fans in Saheki Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft was taken to look at seasonal frost in gullies during southern winter on Mars, with the Sun only about two degrees over the horizon (just before sunset).
PIA20480:
Night Vision
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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West of NASA's Curiosity landing site, this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft along the northwestern floor of Gale Crater is between Aeolis Mons (informally called 'Mt. Sharp') and the crater rim.
PIA20479:
The Northwest Floor of Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image, acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, shows the eastern edge of a very large deposit of wind-blown dust that occupies Ganges Chasma.
PIA20478:
The Dune Sea of Ganges Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter used its HiRISE camera to obtain this view of an area with unusual texture on the southern floor of Gale Crater. An enigmatic deposit appears to have flowed into the small crater from the south.
PIA20167:
For a Decade Orbiting Mars: One Recent View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image was acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft just after the northern winter solstice, when Southern hemisphere shadows are longest.
PIA20472:
Frosted Gully Slopes in Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows Hargraves Crater, located on the northwestern margin of Isidis Basin, a region that hosts many proposed future Mars landing sites.
PIA20471:
Colorful Hargraves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft was acquired near the Martian winter solstice, when the sun was low over the horizon at this location.
PIA20470:
Dramatic Shadows over a Fossil Glacier
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Mars' permanent North Polar cap is ringed by sand dunes. In the winter and spring the dunes are covered by a seasonal cap of dry ice as seen by NASA's by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20469:
Summer Sand Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows the northern rim of a crater in Deuteronilus. At the northern end, we see the crater rim and ridges inside and below that rim.
PIA20463:
A Possible Alluvial Fan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft captured these rounded, mysterious mounds occur along the floor of a depression in northern Arabia Terra.
PIA20462:
Rounded Mounds in Northern Arabia Terra
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The wind has carved features, called yardangs, one of many in this scene, and deposited sand on the floor of shallow channels between them as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20461:
Wind at Work
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The Eridania Basin is thought to have once contained a large sea. This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows the Gorgonum Basin, which lies along the eastern edge of Eridania.
PIA20379:
Inverted Terrain in Eridania
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This image, captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, shows the western side of an elongated pit depression in eastern Noctis Labyrinthus. Along the pit's upper wall is a light-toned layered deposit.
PIA20371:
Jarosite in Noctis Labyrinthus
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This image was taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, in one of the regions on Mars well-known for its viscous flow features (VFF), which are massive flowing deposits believed to be composed of a mixture of ice and dust.
PIA20370:
A Tale of Two Flows
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft has been orbiting Mars for nine years. These barchan sand dunes have been imaged at least five times already, and each time, a bit more movement is revealed.
PIA20369:
The Changing Sands
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This image, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, is of an area on the lower southeastern flank of the volcano Elysium Mons. A small, dark pristine-appearing pit is clearly visible among the numerous small impact craters.
PIA20368:
Pit Crater near Elysium Mons
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft is of a morphologically fresh and simple impact crater in the Hellespontus region; it has a simple bowl shape and raised crater rim.
PIA20340:
A Young, Fresh Crater in Hellespontus
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Schaeberle Crater is a large, heavily-infilled crater with many interesting features. This image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows a window into the crater fill deposit, showcasing eroding bedrock and aeolian landforms.
PIA20339:
Erosion and Deposition in Schaeberle Crater
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McLaughlin Crater (21.9 N, 337.6 E) is a large, approximately 95-kilometer diameter impact crater located north of Mawrth Vallis, in Arabia Terra, seen here by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20338:
Mars 2020 Candidate Landing Site in McLaughlin Crater
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows a water-carved channel. The channel pattern, called dendritic because of its tree, like branching running down over the rim of an ancient impact basin across the basin floor.
PIA20337:
Ancient Rivers
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The striking feature in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is a boulder-covered landslide along a canyon wall. Landslides occur when steep slopes fail, sending a mass of soil and rock to flow downhill, leaving a scarp atop the slope.
PIA20290:
Boulders on a Landslide
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The arc of hills in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft is the rim of an old and infilled impact crater. The sediments that were deposited within the crater have since formed polygonal cracks.
PIA20289:
A Frost Enhanced Landscape
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows an interesting collection of kilometer-scale craters with flat and smooth floors. The craters themselves may be caused by debris from a distant larger impact.
PIA20288:
Icy Erosion
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This image acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft in September, shows Curiosity as it was exploring the boundary between two rock units: the light-toned Murray Formation and the overlying and darker-toned Stimson unit.
PIA20211:
Curiosity Trek
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The sinuous ridges in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft display strong characteristics of ancient meandering riverbeds that are preserved as inverted topography.
PIA20210:
Inverted Streams in the Aeolis Region
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows bright and dark patterns with curving boundaries. This region of Echus Chasma has been flooded by lava flows that produced rough and smooth surfaces.
PIA20209:
Strange Patterns in Echus Chasma
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows Solis Planum, a huge mound south of Valles Marineris. Like Earth's water table, Mars has an ice table.
PIA20208:
The Coming and Going of Ice
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft contains interesting examples of crosscutting, sinuous and straight ridges. Both ridges may be ancient river deposits.
PIA20160:
Inverted Meandering Rivers at a Possible Future Mars Landing Site
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft is of a landing site that the flattest, safest place on Mars: part of Meridiani Planum, close to where the Opportunity rover landed.
PIA20159:
A Landing Site for ExoMars 2016
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The central portion of this image is dominated by a sharp-rimmed crater that is roughly 5 kilometers in diameter. On its slopes, gullies show young (geologically recent) headward erosion, which is the lengthening of the gully in the upslope direction.
PIA20158:
A Youthful Crater in the Cydonia Colles Region
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This whole area, located in Solis Planum, is an interesting, tectonic terrain south of Noctis Labrynthus which generally slopes toward the south as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20157:
Down in the Paleochannels
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In this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, an ancient sinuous meandering river system is surrounded by features called 'yardangs.' The yardangs are the ridge-like landforms that align approximately north-south.
PIA20047:
Meanders in Ridge Form in the Zephyria Region
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The southern section of Cydonia Region is dominated by both a series of craters and the remnants of channels that may be from a past fluvial system as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20046:
Small Channels and a Rocky Patch in the Cydonia Region
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On an early fall afternoon in Ganges Chasma (Valles Marineris), NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft managed to capture a cluster of eight dust devils.
PIA20045:
Marching Dust Devils
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Ophir Chasma forms the northern portion of Valles Marineris, and this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft features a small part of its wall and floor.
PIA20044:
Layers and Fractures in Ophir Chasma
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows numerous branching ridges with various degrees of sinuosity. These branching forms resemble tributaries funneling and draining into larger channel trunks towards the upper portion.
PIA20006:
Fine-Branched Ridges
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Sometimes a central pit forms inside some Martian craters, especially when there's substantial ground ice. Such is the case in this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20005:
Gullies in a Central Pit Crater
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Kasei Valles is a valley system was likely carved by some combination of flowing water and lava. In some areas, erosion formed cliffs along the flow path resulting in water or lava falls as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20004:
Kasei Valles
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The hills in the relatively-smooth region surrounding this image are flat topped erosional remnants or mesas with irregular or even polyhedral margins in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20003:
A Cone Shaped Hill
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In the best-selling novel 'The Martian' and the movie based on it, stranded astronaut Mark Watney's adventures take him to the rim of Mawrth Crater. This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the nature of this terrain.
PIA19915:
Western Edge of Mars' Marth Crater, a Movie Location
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a location on Mars associated with the best-selling novel and Hollywood movie, 'The Martian.' It is the science-fiction tale's planned landing site for the Ares 4 mission.
PIA19914:
'The Martian' Story's Ares 4 Landing Site
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a location on Mars associated with the best-selling novel and Hollywood movie, 'The Martian.' This area is in the Acidalia Planitia region.
PIA19913:
The Ares 3 Landing Site: Where Science Fact Meets Fiction
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows modified barchan dunes with shapes that resemble 'raptor claws.' The unusual morphology of these dunes suggests a limited supply of windblown sand.
PIA19962:
Aeolian Features of Scandia Cavi
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows a channel system flowing to the southwest toward the huge Hellas impact basin.
PIA19961:
Dynamic Mars
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows a channel system flowing to the southwest toward the huge Hellas impact basin.
PIA19960:
Nested Channels near Hellas
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows the nature of the terrain at the rim of Marth Crater just as a dust storm arrives.
PIA19959:
Western Edge of Marth Crater
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft provides information about erosion and movement of surface material, about wind and weather patterns, even about the soil grains and grain sizes.
PIA19958:
All Along the Fractures
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