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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 2010-04-29 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 2010-05-05 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 2010-10-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows blocks of bright, layered rock embedded in darker material that are thought to have been deposited by a giant flood that occurred when Uzboi Valles breached the rim of Holden Crater.
PIA13533:
Flood-Emplaced Blocks in Holden Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the southern latitude Hale Crater, a rather large, pristine elliptical crater possessing sharp features, impact melt bodies ponded throughout the structure and few overprinting impact craters.
PIA13536:
Light-Toned Gully Materials on Hale Crater Wall
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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 2010-10-25 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a Southern hemisphere crater with gullies, dunes, periglacial modification, bright rock deposits, and dust devil tracks.
PIA13538:
Southern Hemisphere Crater with Dune Field
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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 2010-10-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The gullies on a Martian sand dune in this trio of images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter deceptively resemble features on Earth that are carved by streams of water. The dunes lie inside Matara Crater.
PIA13544:
Gully Changes on Martian Sand Dune
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a number of unusual, quasi-circular structures that apparently formed within bright flows in Meridiani Planum.
PIA13608:
Concentric Structures in Meridiani Planum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observance from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a formation of large outflow channels on Mars' Aureum Chaos.
PIA13610:
Light-Toned Outcrop in Aureum Chaos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The crater shown in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has very few craters superposed on it, which attests to its youth. It also has very steep slopes and a sharp rim; more evidence of its young age.
PIA13611:
Fresh Crater with Gullies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the funnel-shaped terminus of Lethe Vallis, a winding channel in the Elysium Planitia region of Mars; the floor is covered in solidified lava and blanketed by a thin layer of light-toned dust.
PIA13612:
End of Lethe Vallis
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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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Two dark, rimless pits are located to the northwest of Ascraeus Mons in the Tharsis volcanic region of Mars in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. They are situated in the midst of a wispy, dark, boomerang-shaped deposit.
PIA13650:
Dark Rimless Pits in the Tharsis Region
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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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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 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 2010-12-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image of Santa Maria Crater was taken by HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter where NASA's rover Opportunity approached Santa Maria Crater in December 2010.
PIA13706:
Orbital Observations of Crater on Mars Rover's Route
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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 2010-12-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Nili Fossae region of Mars, one of the largest exposures of clay minerals, and a prime candidate landing site for Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity.
PIA13724:
Nili Fossae Trough, Candidate MSL Landing Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-04 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter acquired this image of the Opportunity rover on the southwest rim of 'Santa Maria' crater on New Year's Eve 2010. Opportunity is imaging the crater's interior to better reveal the geometry of rock layers.
PIA13754:
Mars Orbiter Sees Rover Opportunity at Crater Edge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an area of layered deposits in Candor Chasma. Sheets and dunes of dark-toned sand cover the light-toned, layered bedrock.
PIA13725:
Layered Bedrock in Candor Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the surface outside this large crater is relatively dark, while the interior wall of the crater exposes lighter, layered bedrock of diverse colors.
PIA13726:
Layers Exposed in Crater Near Mawrth Vallis
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter acquired this color image on March 9, 2011, of 'Santa Maria' crater, showing NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity perched on the southeast rim. The rover is the bluish speck on the crater rim (arrow).
PIA13803:
Opportunity is Still Smiling
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took these images of an area near Mars' south pole where coalescing or elongated pits are interpreted as signs of an underlying deposit of frozen carbon dioxide, or 'dry ice.'
PIA13987:
Pitting from Sublimation of Underlying Dry-Ice Layer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This anaglyph from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is of 'Victoria Crater.' 3D glasses are necessary to identify surface detail.
PIA01883:
Stereo View of Victoria Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-09 Phobos Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took two images of the larger of Mars' two moons, Phobos, within 10 minutes of each other on March 23, 2008. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA10371:
Phobos in Stereo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Ada Crater is a fresh (recently-formed) impact crater formed close to the southern edge of Meridiani Planum, far to the southeast of NASA's Opportunity rover. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA09557:
Stereo Anaglyphs of Ada Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This anaglyph from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, shows that Eberswalde Delta contains river meanders, which indicate that flowing water was present for an extended period of time. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA09558:
Stereo Anaglyphs of River Meanders in Eberswalde Delta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This anaglyph from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, shows Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the Solar System. Constructed of lava flows, many aspects of this titanic volcano remain puzzling. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA09569:
Anaglyph of the Basal Scarp of Olympus Mons Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This stereo view shows fractured mounds on the southern edge of Elysium Planitia on Mars. It combines two images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA11446:
Elysium Planitia, Mars - Fractured Mounds in Stereo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-08 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image shows the portion of the rim of Endeavour crater given the informal name 'Spirit Point.' This is the location where the team operating NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity plans to drive the rover to its arrival at the Endeavour rim.
PIA14134:
Opportunity's First Goal at Endeavour Crater: 'Spirit Point'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-09 Phobos Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took two images of the larger of Mars' two moons, Phobos, within 10 minutes of each other on March 23, 2008. This is the first.
PIA10368:
Phobos from 6,800 Kilometers (Color)
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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 2006-12-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This false-color subframe of an image from the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the north polar layered deposits at top and darker materials at bottom.
PIA09097:
Layers Exposed at Polar Canyon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Amazingly, this image has captured at least four Martian avalanches, or debris falls, in action. It was taken on February 19, 2008, by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA10245:
Caught in Action: Avalanches on North Polar Scarps
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows erosional features formed by seasonal frost near the south pole of Mars. During the winter, high latitudes on Mars build up deposits of carbon dioxide frost that can be several feet thick.
PIA14459:
Erosion Features near the South Pole of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image of the Claritas Fossae region, characterized by systems of
PIA14461:
Faults in Claritas Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image comes from observations of Newton crater by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter; warm-season features might be evidence of salty liquid water active on Mars today.
PIA14472:
Warm-Season Flows on Slope in Newton Crater (Six-Image Sequence)
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HiRISE
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This image comes from observations of Newton crater by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The features that extend down the slope during warm seasons are called recurring slope lineae.
PIA14473:
Warm-Season Flows on Slope in Newton Crater (Five-Image Sequence)
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HiRISE
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This image comes from observations of Newton crater by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter where features appear and incrementally grow during warm seasons and fade in cold seasons.
PIA14474:
Dark Flows in Newton Crater Extending During Summer (Six-Image Sequence)
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HiRISE
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This image comes from observations of Horowitz crater by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The features that extend down the slope during warm seasons are called recurring slope lineae.
PIA14476:
Warm-Season Flows on Slope in Horowitz Crater (Nine-Image Sequence)
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HiRISE
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This image comes from observations of steep crater slopes on Terra Cimmeria by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14477:
Warm-Season Flows on Steep Slope in Slope in Terra Cimmeria (Eight-Image Sequence)
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HiRISE
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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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HiRISE
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This image contrasts gullies and recurring warm-season slope flows appearing in the same crater, in the middle southern latitudes of Mars. It was taken Nov. 27, 2007, by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14501:
Gullies and Newly Identified Flow Features in Same Mars Crater
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HiRISE
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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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HiRISE
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This image, taken by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is of a gully on a south-facing slope in middle southern latitudes of Mars.
PIA14503:
Changes in a Gully in a Mars Crater (Two-Image Comparison)
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HiRISE
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This image comes from observations of a well-preserved crater on Terra Cimmeria by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14478:
Warm-Season Flows in Well-Preserved Crater in Terra Sirenum (Six-Image Sequence)
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HiRISE
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This image taken from orbit shows the path driven by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity in the weeks around the rover's arrival at the rim of Endeavour crater.
PIA14537:
Opportunity's First Neighborhood on Rim of Endeavour
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HiRISE
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows densely fractured light-toned rock in the vicinity of the Nili Fossae. The light-toned material is finely layered; these layers can be seen in cross-section along a scarp face at the bottom of the image.
PIA09570:
Exhumed Layers Near the Nili Fossae
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Phoenix
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This animation zooms in on the area on Mars where NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander will touchdown on May 25, 2008. The image was taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA10669:
Zooming in on Landing Site Animation Icon
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HiRISE
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is part of simulated flyover showing rhythmic layers of sedimentary rock inside Becquerel crater on Mars.
PIA11444:
Flyover Animation of Becquerel Crater on Mars Animation Icon
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HiRISE
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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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HiRISE
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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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HiRISE
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A rippled patch of sand in Becquerel Crater on Mars moved about two meters (about two yards) between November 24, 2006 and September 5, 2010, in one of two images taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14876:
Blowing in the Martian Wind Animation Icon
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HiRISE
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The eastern margin of a rippled dune in Herschel Crater on Mars moved an average distance of three meters (about three yards) between March 3, 2007 and December 1, 2010, in one of two images taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14877:
Shifting Sand in Herschel Crater Animation Icon
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HiRISE
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A rippled dune front in Herschel Crater on Mars moved an average of about two meters (about two yards) between March 3, 2007 and December 1, 2010, as seen in one of two images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14878:
Rippling Dune Front in Herschel Crater on Mars Animation Icon
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HiRISE
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A rippled dune front in Herschel Crater on Mars moved an average of about one meter (about one yard) between March 3, 2007 and December 1, 2010, as seen in one of two images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14879:
Rippling Dune Front in Herschel Crater on Mars Animation Icon
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HiRISE
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A dune in the northern polar region of Mars shows significant changes between June 25, 2008 and May 21, 2010 in one of two images taken on by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14880:
Movement in Martian Dune Field Animation Icon
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HiRISE
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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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HiRISE
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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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HiRISE
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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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HiRISE
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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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HiRISE
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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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HiRISE
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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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Near the lower left corner of this view is the three-petal lander platform that NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit drove off in January 2004. The lander is still bright, but with a reddish color, probably due to accumulation of Martian dust.
PIA15038:
Spirit Lander and Bonneville Crater in Color
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Phoenix
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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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Phoenix
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This image, taken Jan. 26, 2012, shows NASA's no-longer-active Phoenix Mars Lander spacecraft after its second Martian arctic winter.
PIA15110:
Phoenix Lander 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 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 shows some of the weirdest and least-understood landscapes on Mars are on the floor of the deep Hellas impact basin.
PIA14431:
Lava Lamp Terrain on the Floor of Hellas Basin
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These dark sand dunes in the North polar region, basking in the sunshine of late spring, have shed most of their seasonal layer of winter ice in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14433:
Summer is on Its Way
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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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A Martian dust devil was captured winding its way along the Amazonis Planitia region of Northern Mars on March 14, 2012 NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA15545:
Mars' Whirling Dust Devil Animation Icon
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HiRISE
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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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HiRISE
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This image, from an animation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a dark, rippled sand dune overlying bright-toned rock.
PIA15295:
Advancing Dune in Nili Patera, Mars Animation Icon
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