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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-02 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows gullies near the edge of Hale crater on southern Mars.
PIA12194:
Gullies at the Edge of Hale Crater, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This series of images spanning a period of 15 weeks shows a pair of fresh craters taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Bright, bluish material apparent in the earliest images disappears by the later ones.
PIA12216:
Ice in Pair of Fresh Craters on Mars Fades with Time
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveals underground ice exposed by impact cratering. The impact that dug the crater excavated water ice from beneath the surface.
PIA12217:
Underground Ice on Mars Exposed by Impact Cratering
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveals subsurface ice in a crater formed in 2008. The impact that dug the crater excavated water ice from beneath the surface.
PIA12218:
Crater Formed in 2008 Reveals Subsurface Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter excavates ice in a twelve-meter-wide crater.
PIA12219:
Twelve-Meter-Wide Crater Excavates Ice on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars, an instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, obtained information confirming material excavated by a fresh impact and Identified as water ice.
PIA12220:
Material Excavated by a Fresh Impact and Identified as Water Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image of spider-shaped features on Mars, carved by vaporizing dry ice.
PIA12249:
Radial Channels Carved by Dry Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Layers in the lower portion of two neighboring buttes within the Noctis Labyrinthus formation on Mars are visible in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12260:
Light-Toned Deposits in Noctis Labyrinthus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-28 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows channels to the southeast of Hale crater on southern Mars. Channels associated with impact craters were once thought to be quite rare.
PIA12333:
Channels from Hale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured winter images of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander surrounded by dry-ice frost on Mars.
PIA12338:
Phoenix in Winter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Distal Rampart of Crater in Chryse Planitia
PIA12351:
Distal Rampart of Crater in Chryse Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a sample of the variety and complexity of processes that may occur on the walls of Martian craters, well after the impact crater formed.
PIA12476:
Gullies and Flow Features on Crater Wall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This combination of images, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, helped researchers analyze the youngest flood lava on Mars, which is in Athabasca Valles, in the Elysium Planitia region of equatorial Mars.
PIA12488:
Turbulent Lava Flow in Mars' Athabasca Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This view, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows color variations in bright layered deposits on a plateau near Juventae Chasma in the Valles Marineris region of Mars.
PIA12489:
Bright Layered Deposits with Clues of Acidic Water
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, its backshell and heatshield visible within this enhanced-color image of the Phoenix landing site taken on Jan. 6, 2010 by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12490:
Phoenix Lander Amid Disappearing Spring Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Dunes of sand-sized materials have been trapped on the floors of many Martian craters, as seen in this view captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. This is one example, from a crater in Noachis Terra, west of the giant Hellas impact basin.
PIA12491:
Dune Symmetry Inside Martian Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-26 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Stages in the seasonal disappearance of surface ice from the ground around the Phoenix Mars Lander are visible in these images taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Rover on 2-8-2010 and 2-25-2010, during springtime on northern Mars.
PIA12853:
Ice Around Phoenix Lander Continues to Lessen in Spring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This view of an inverted crater in the Arabia Terra region of Mars is among the images taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in early 2010 as the spacecraft approached the 100-terabit milestone in total data returned.
PIA12862:
Dunes and Inverted Crater in Arabia Terra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Two pairs of side-by-side, before and after images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter illustrate changes in the shape of edges of dark sand dunes in the Nili Patera region of Mars.
PIA12859:
Changes at Edges of Dark Dunes in Nili Patera, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Before and after images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter illustrate occurrence of new streaks on the slip face of a dark sand dune in the Nili Patera region of Mars.
PIA12858:
Changes on Dune Slip Face, Nili Patera, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Three pairs of before and after images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter illustrate movement of ripples on dark sand dunes in the Nili Patera region of Mars.
PIA12860:
Changes in Ripples on Martian Dunes in Nili Patera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows part of an unnamed crater, itself located inside the much larger Newton Crater, in Terra Sirenum. Original release date March 3, 2010.
PIA12882:
Northern Meridiani Etched Terrain and Hematite Plains Contact
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a swath of a debris apron east of Hellas Basin. Features like this are often found surrounding isolated mountains in this area. Original release date March 3, 2010.
PIA12883:
Craters on an Ice-Rich Débris Apron
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers part of a candidate landing site that appears to be a shallow depression with a deposit perhaps consisting of chlorides, like table salt.
PIA12955:
Candidate Landing Site in Possible Salt Playa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows part of Cerberus Fossae, a long system of extensional (normal) faults arranged in trough-bounding (graben-bounding) pairs.
PIA12956:
Cerberus Fossae East of the Head of Athabasca Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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In the winter a layer of carbon dioxide ice (dry ice) covers the north polar sand dunes as shown by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. In the spring the sublimation of the ice (going directly from ice to gas) causes a host of uniquely Martian phenomena.
PIA12957:
A Burst of Spring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-31 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in the Cydnus Rupes region, shows that the northern plains of Mars are rock and boulder strewn landscapes otherwise devoid of major features except a few impact craters.
PIA12990:
Boulder Strewn Plain in Northern Utopia Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-31 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveals meter-scale (yard-scale) surface textures of mesas and knobs in the Aureum Chaos region of Mars. Aureum Chaos is a wide region of plateaus, mesas, and knobs.
PIA12991:
Mesas in Aureum Chaos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-31 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers the northern edge of the largest volcano in the solar system, Olympus Mons on Mars; its margin is defined by a massive cliff many kilometers (several miles) tall.
PIA12992:
Collapsing Volcano; Edge of Olympus Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-31 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Samara Valles, one of the longest ancient valley systems on Mars; its surface is mantled with dust as evidenced by the system of dunes that line the valley floor.
PIA12993:
Dunes on Floor of Samara Valles, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-31 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a portion of the floor in Palos Crater on equatorial Mars. The floor appears bumpy with high-standing layered knobs; most of its terrain is weathering into meter-size (yard-size) polygonal blocks.
PIA12994:
Deposits on the Floor of Palos Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-31 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers some high-standing topography just outside the rim of an impact crater about 30 kilometers (19 miles) in diameter near a Martian hill named Zephyria Tholus.
PIA12995:
Dust-Mantled Topography near Zephyria Tholus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-31 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The terrain in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter lies in the Deuteronilus Mensae region along the highland-lowland dichotomy boundary in the northern hemisphere of Mars.
PIA12996:
Lobate Debris Apron in Deuteronilus Mensae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-31 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The Martian north polar layered deposits are an ice sheet much like the Greenland ice sheet on the Earth in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. This Martian ice sheet contains many layers that record variations in the Martian climate.
PIA12997:
Icy Layers and Climate Fluctuations near the Martian North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a series of parallel layers eroding into peculiar knobs and hills.
PIA13072:
Reading the Geologic Record
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a part of a central mound in an impact crater in Arabia Terra.
PIA13073:
Yardangs within a Large Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows gullies in a semi-circular trough in Noachis Terra. The gullies are observed to face all directions.
PIA13074:
Gullied Trough in Noachis Terra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter features three newly-formed slope streaks. These are features which occur on crater walls, hills, and other slopes on Mars.
PIA13075:
Newly-Formed Slope Streaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the edge of a dark dune field on the floor of Proctor Crater, a 150 kilometer diameter crater in the southern highlands of Mars.
PIA13076:
Proctor Crater Dune Field
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Ius Chasma is one of several canyons that make up Valles Marineris, the largest canyon system in the Solar System as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA13077:
Floor of Ius Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers a small portion of the northwest quadrant of Hellas Basin, or Hellas Planitia, on southern Mars; Hellas is one of the largest impact craters in the solar system.
PIA13097:
Intra-Crater Structure in NW Hellas Basin, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter from the Gordii Dorsum region of Mars shows a large area covered with polygonal ridges in an almost geometric pattern.
PIA13185:
Polygonal Ridge in Gordii Dorsum Region, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the west-facing side of an impact crater in the mid-latitudes of Mars' northern hemisphere. This crater has gullies along its walls that are composed of alcoves, channels and debris aprons.
PIA13186:
Northern Hemisphere Gullies on West-Facing Crater Slope, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Rover shows a degraded impact crater in the southern highlands. Part of the crater rim is visible at the top and bottom of the image, with the boulder-covered crater floor in the center.
PIA13264:
Bouldery Deposit on Crater Floor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the very steep side of a plateau, part of the northern limit of the Kasei Valles system, which is one of the largest outflow channel systems on Mars.
PIA13265:
(Almost) Silent Rolling Stones in Kasei Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows part of the floor of a large impact crater in the southern highlands, north of the giant Hellas impact basin.
PIA13266:
Light Outcrop on Crater Floor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows part of Gorgonum Chaos, a large cluster of chaotic terrain found in the southern hemisphere.
PIA13267:
Gullies on Gorgonum Chaos Mesas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is a view of the sand dune field in Richardson Crater covered with seasonal frost. The frost is a combination of frozen carbon dioxide and some water ice that covers the dunes in the winter and spring.
PIA13268:
Sand Dune Field in Richardson Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a variety of surface textures within the south polar residual cap of Mars. It was taken during the southern spring, when the surface was covered by seasonal carbon dioxide frost and is easily seen.
PIA13269:
South Polar Layered Deposits and Residual Cap
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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At the center of this view of an area of mid-latitude northern Mars, a fresh crater about 6 meters (20 feet) in diameter holds an exposure of bright material, blue in this false-color image observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA13315:
Exposed Ice in a Fresh Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an approximately 7-meter diameter fresh crater and dark ejecta blanket. These small impact craters continue to form on Mars, and are most easily recognized in areas covered by bright dust.
PIA13479:
New Impact Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbite is centered on a small cone on the side of one of Mars' giant shield volcanoes. The cone shows some layers of hard rock but most of it is made of relatively soft material.
PIA13480:
Possible Cinder Cone on the Southern Flank of Pavonis Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-14 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows dunes on the floor of Herschel Crater. Steep faces ('slipfaces') are oriented downwind, in the direction of motion of the dunes. A dune-free area downwind of the crater is seen at the image center.
PIA13481:
Dunes in Herschel Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows fractured mounds on the southern edge of Elysium Planitia. The fractures that crisscross their surfaces are probably composed of solidified lava.
PIA13482:
Fractured Mounds in Elysium Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Becquerel Crater, one of several impact craters in Arabia Terra that have light-toned layered deposits along the crater floor. The layers appear to be only a few meters thick.
PIA13483:
Lots of Layering in Becquerel Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-19 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers a portion of the Martian equatorial plains called Elysium Planitia. In this location, lava that was once flowing across the surface interacted with multiple obstructions.
PIA13484:
Flow Obstructions and Wakes Southeast of Elysium Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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In this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, there are at least two distinct geologic units, a light-toned bedrock and a surface veneer of dark-toned material that contains sand dunes.
PIA13537:
Strengths of Materials in Ganges Mensa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The Russell Crater dune field is covered seasonally by carbon dioxide frost; this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the dune field after the frost has sublimated. There are just a few patches left of the bright seasonal frost.
PIA13539:
Russell Crater Dunes, Defrosted
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-28 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observance from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers a pit in the lower West flank of Arsia Mons, one of the four giant volcanos of the Tharsis region. Many layers are exposed in the pit, probably marking individual lava flows.
PIA13540:
Layers in Arsia Mons Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the edge of a dark dune field on the floor of Proctor Crater in the Southern highlands of Mars. The dark dunes are composed of basaltic sand that has collected on the bottom of the crater.
PIA13613:
Proctor Crater Dune Field
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an arcuate ridge in Terra Meridiani.The ridge is most likely a former streambed, now exposed in inverted relief.
PIA13614:
Curvilinear Ridge in Terra Meridiani
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a graben (a trough formed when the ground drops between two parallel faults) and a lava flow in the Tharsis volcanic province of Mars. North is up.
PIA13651:
Graben Cutting Lava Flow in Tharsis
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is a proposed future Mars landing site in Acidalia Planitia targets densely occurring mounds thought to be mud volcanoes.
PIA13652:
Proposed Future Mars Landing Site: Acidalia Planitia Mud Volcanoes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is one of the rare examples of a fresh 'lunar-like' crater on Mars. The impact crater formed in the Tharsis region.
PIA13723:
A Fresh, Lunar-Like Crater on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The bright areas in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are covered by carbon dioxide frost, and the 'swiss cheese' terrain typical of the south polar residual cap covers much of the imaged area.
PIA13727:
Circular Feature in South Polar Residual Cap
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Three images of the same location, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter at different times on Mars, show seasonal activity causing sand avalanches and ripple changes on a Martian dune. Time sequence of the images progresses from top to bottom.
PIA13797:
Seasonal Changes in Northern Mars Dune Field
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows part of the floor of Rabe Crater, a large impact crater in the Southern highlands. Dark dunes cover part of crater's floor, and contrast with the surrounding bright-colored outcrops.
PIA13728:
Thumbprint Texture on Dark Dunes in Rabe Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows many channels on a scarp in the Hellas impact basin. On Earth we would call these gullies. Some larger channels on Mars that are sometimes called gullies are big enough to be called ravines on Earth.
PIA13802:
True Gullies on Mars
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This anaglyph from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows erosional features formed by seasonal frost near the south pole of Mars. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA14460:
Erosion Features near the South Pole of Mars (Anaglyph)
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The suggested area in this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is characterized by a group of cones, shield-like features, and round mounds. They are a few hundred meters to kilometers in diameter but their heights are unknown.
PIA14462:
Small Mounds in Chryse Planitia
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a wonderful case of aeolian sandstone that preserves its original sand dune bedform shapes and lies unconformably over a previously-eroded surface of layered sedimentary rock.
PIA14432:
Cratered Dune Forms
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers a region of Mars near Nili Fossae that contains some of the best exposures of ancient bedrock on Mars.
PIA14434:
A Wild Assortment of Jumbled Rocks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image, combining orbital imagery with 3-D modeling, shows flows that appear in spring and summer on a slope inside Mars' Newton crater. The source observation was made May 30, 2011, by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14479:
Oblique View of Warm Season Flows in Newton Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image shows warm-season flows on a north-facing slope in middle southern latitudes of Mars. It was taken by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on June 24, 2011. The season was summer in Mars' southern hemisphere.
PIA14502:
Site of Warm Season Flows in Mars Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The colorful rocks exposed in the central peak visible in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter probably reflect variations in mineral content that were caused by water activity early in Mars' history.
PIA14890:
Colorful Central Peak in an Unnamed Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Rhythmic patterns of sedimentary layering in Danielson Crater on Mars result from periodic changes in climate related to changes in tilt of the planet in this image was taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA15092:
Rhythmic Layering in Danielson Crater on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Recent small craters discovered by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter expose buried ice in the middle latitudes of Mars. This ice is a record of past climate change.
PIA15096:
Fresh Crater Revealing Buried Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Thick stacks of clay minerals indicate chemical alteration of thick stacks of rock by interaction with liquid water on ancient Mars as seen in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA15098:
Chemical Alteration by Water, Mawrth Vallis
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter depicts a scene from early spring in the northern hemisphere of Mars. These dunes are covered with a layer of seasonal carbon dioxide ice (dry ice).
PIA14861:
Edge of North Polar Erg
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This view from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows portions of the western rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars from a perspective looking toward the northwest.
PIA15111:
West Rim of Endeavour with Vertical Exaggeration
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This graphic combines a perspective view from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter of the 'Botany Bay' and 'Cape York' areas of the rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars, and an inset with mapping-spectrometer data.
PIA15112:
'Botany Bay' and 'Cape York' with Vertical Exaggeration
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity will spend its fifth Martian winter working at a location informally named 'Greeley Haven.' This image indicates the location of Greeley Haven on Cape York.
PIA15276:
Locator Map for 'Greeley Haven' on Endeavour Rim
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This enhanced-color image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows sand dunes trapped in an impact crater in Noachis Terra, Mars.
PIA15283:
Dunes in Noachis Terra Region of Mars
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This image, taken Jan. 26, 2012, shows the back shell of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander spacecraft after its second Martian arctic winter.
PIA15039:
Phoenix Back Shell After Second Martian Winter
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A towering dust devil casts a serpentine shadow over the Martian surface in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The scene is a late-spring afternoon in the Amazonis Planitia region of northern Mars.
PIA15116:
The Serpent Dust Devil of Mars
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This image, one of two from a two-image animation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows movement of ripples covering a sand dune on Mars.
PIA15680:
Ripple Movement on Sand Dune in Nili Patera, Mars Animation Icon
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NASA's Curiosity rover and its parachute were spotted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as Curiosity descended to the surface. The HiRISE camera captured this image of Curiosity while the orbiter was listening to transmissions from the rover.
PIA15978:
Curiosity Spotted on Parachute by Orbiter
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NASA's Curiosity rover and its parachute were spotted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as Curiosity descended to the surface on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT). Curiosity and its parachute are in the center of the white box.
PIA15980:
Curiosity Spotted on Parachute by Orbiter
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NASA's Curiosity rover and its parachute were spotted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as Curiosity descended to the surface on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT). Curiosity and its parachute are in the small white box at center.
PIA15983:
Curiosity Flying Over Mars
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NASA's Curiosity rover and its parachute were spotted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as Curiosity descended to the surface. The HiRISE camera captured this image of Curiosity while the orbiter was listening to transmissions from the rover.
PIA15979:
Curiosity Spotted on Parachute by Orbiter
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Late last night, in the morning hours of Aug. 6, as NASA's Curiosity rover fell to the surface of Mars, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captured an image of the rover gliding on its parachute.
PIA15993:
Curiosity Sails to Mars as Heat Shield Falls Away
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This close-up view shows Curiosity's heat shield, which helped the rover survive the harrowing journey through the Martian atmosphere, on the surface of Mars. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter about 24 hours after landing.
PIA15997:
Final Resting Spot for Curiosity's Heat Shield
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This close-up view shows the rover Curiosity's parachute and back shell strewn across the surface of Mars. The image was captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter about 24 hours after the parachute helped guide the rover to the surface.
PIA15998:
Evidence of a Job Well Done
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This close-up view captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows darkened radial jets caused by the impact of Curiosity's sky crane, which helped deliver the rover to the surface of Mars.
PIA15999:
Signs of the Sky Crane's Impact
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This close-up view shows NASA's Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars. The image was captured by the NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter about 24 hours after the rover made its grand appearance on Mars.
PIA16000:
Curiosity Spotted!
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The four main pieces of hardware that arrived on Mars with NASA's Curiosity rover were spotted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) which captured this image about 24 hours after landing.
PIA16001:
Scene of a Martian Landing
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This image shows the quadrangle where NASA's Curiosity rover landed, within the expansive Gale Crater. The mission's science team has divided the landing region into several square quadrangles, or quads, of interest about 1-mile (1.3-kilometers) wide.
PIA16030:
Curiosity's Quad
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The geological context for the landing site of NASA's Curiosity rover is visible in this image mosaic obtained by the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA16031:
Staking out Curiosity's Landing Site
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This color-enhanced view, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as the satellite flew overhead, shows the terrain around the Curiosity's landing site within Gale Crater on Mars. The rover is seen as the circular object.
PIA16056:
A Whole New World for Curiosity
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This color-enhanced view of NASA's Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars was taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as the satellite flew overhead. The descent stage blast pattern around the rover is clearly seen as relatively blue colors.
PIA16057:
Curiosity in Exaggerated Color
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