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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-30 Mars Viking
Camera 1
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Afternoon on Chryse Planitia - Viking Lander 1 Camera 2 Mosaic
PIA03166:
Afternoon on Chryse Planitia - Viking Lander 1 Camera 2 Mosaic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-24 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This image combines photographs taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) at three different distances from the first Martian rock that NASA's Curiosity rover touched with its arm.
PIA16221:
Mars Hand Lens Imager Nested Close-Ups of Rock 'Jake Matijevic'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
CRISM
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Four Types of Deposits From Wet Conditions on Early Mars
PIA11732:
Four Types of Deposits From Wet Conditions on Early Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-05-11 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Hazcam
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Spirit Takes the Helm
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Spirit Takes the Helm Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-08 Mars Viking
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Elysium
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Elysium
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-29 Mars Phoenix
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Fish Eye View of Horizon and Lander
PIA10734:
Fish Eye View of Horizon and Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-02 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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Depth-to-Ice Map of an Arctic Site on Mars
PIA09335:
Depth-to-Ice Map of an Arctic Site on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Periodic Layering in Becquerel Crater, Mars
PIA11443:
Periodic Layering in Becquerel Crater, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-26 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit took these images that have been combined into this stereo, 180-degree view of the rover's surroundings on March 23, 2009. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA11962:
New Record Five-Wheel Drive, Spirit's Sol 1856 (Stereo)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-16 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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Frosted Southern Plains in Early Spring
PIA02811:
Frosted Southern Plains in Early Spring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-28 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows several seemingly active gullies and their associated fans near the Argyre region.
PIA19286:
Gullies Old and New Near the Argyre Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The dark fans in this image are made up of small particles from the surface deposited on top of the seasonal layer of ice; carbon dioxide ice still covers much of the surface at this high latitude site observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19292:
Icy Wonderland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Several terrain types converge in this scene observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter from Arsinoes Chaos, in the far eastern portions of Valles Marineris.
PIA19291:
Yardangs in Arsinoes Chaos, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-28 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The terrain in this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter looks like an ancient uplifted crustal block. The area is riddled with faults (big cracks that allow rocks to slide) and ridges that look like uncovered magma dikes.
PIA19287:
Higher Terrain between Sinai and Solis Plana
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-28 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The pits visible in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter aren't impact craters. The material they are embedded into is ejecta (stuff thrown out of an impact crater when it forms) from a large crater called Hale not seen in this image.
PIA19289:
Pits in Hale Crater Ejecta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Taken in late southern spring and when Mars is near perihelion (closest distance to the Sun), this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the effects of dry ice sublimation on a longitudinal dune in the far Southern hemisphere.
PIA19293:
A Large, Longitudinal Dune
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The gullies observed in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are within the valley wall of an ancient channel-Nirgal Vallis-a testament to flowing water in Mars' ancient past.
PIA19294:
Gullies and Bedrock in Nirgal Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The gullies observed in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are within the valley wall of an ancient channel-Nirgal Vallis-a testament to flowing water in Mars' ancient past.
PIA19295:
Boulders in Gully Alcoves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Bigbee is a 21 kilometer-diameter impact crater located on the northern rim of Holden crater in southern Margaritifer Terra, a region on Mars that is well known for its long record of water-rich activity as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19296:
Fan-Shaped Deposits in Bigbee Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a lava channel, which lies just to the east of the largest volcano in the solar system: Olympus Mons.
PIA19299:
Lava Flow Near the Base of Olympus Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The trenches or 'fossae' are found in Athabasca Valles as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19300:
Cerberus Fossae: In the Relay Zone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This relatively fresh, shallowly incised valley was once filled with water and/or ice and flowed to the west toward a large, local depression in northern Arabia Terra as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19301:
A Fresh, Shallow Valley in Northern Arabia Terra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows dark dunes in the western Medusae Fossae. This image shows no large dunes, but many of the dark sand patches cover slopes up to discrete layers.
PIA19302:
Dunes in Western Medusae Fossae Formation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image shows a possible landing site for the 2020 Mission: Jezero Crater, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19303:
A Possible Landing Site for the 2020 Mission: Jezero Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows sand avalanches in Meroe Patera.
PIA19305:
Sand Avalanches in Meroe Patera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a region of Acidalia Planitia which is covered by dense fields of boulders up to several meters high.
PIA19306:
Ares 3 and The Martian
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the nature of large fissures in a smooth apron around a mound in the Phlegra region.
PIA19307:
Cracks in a Debris Apron
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Gullies are commonly found in the southern mid-latitudes of Mars. In this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter they start near top of a long ridge, and descend into an impact crater that lies at the bottom of the ridge.
PIA19308:
Gullies and Layers in a Crater Near Mariner Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers Raga Crater, the location of well-studied recurring slope lineae (RSL). RSL are dark flows that disappear and re-form every Mars year at certain locations.
PIA19309:
Recurring Slope Lineae in Raga Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-25 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows samples of bedrock lithologies which give us a measure of the post-flood erosion and modification history for the floor of Kasei Valles.
PIA19351:
At the Head of a Kasei Valles Cataract
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-25 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Osuga Valles lies around 170 kilometers to the south of Eos Chasma, which is at the eastern end of the vast Valles Marineris canyon system as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19352:
The Lowest Point of Osuga Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-25 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an interesting crater floor with what appear to be inverted channels, rounded lobe-like landforms, and light-toned layered deposits along the southern portion of the crater wall.
PIA19353:
Possible Fluvial Features in Golden Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers a location that has been imaged several times to look for changes in gullies.
PIA18538:
Activity in Martian Gully
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Richardson Crater is home to this sea of sand dunes. It was fall in the Southern hemisphere when NASA's MRO acquired this image of the dunes frosted with the first bit of carbon dioxide ice condensed from the atmosphere.
PIA17548:
Fall Frosting
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This cluster of small impact craters was spotted by the Context Camera on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in the region northwest of Gale Crater, the landing site of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover, Curiosity.
PIA17549:
Possible Impacts from MSL Hardware
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This beautiful image shows terrific layers and exposed bedrock along a cliff in west Candor Chasma, which is part of the extensive Valles Marineris canyon system as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17570:
Bedding Details in Layered Rock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an excellent example of what is called 'fretted terrain,' termed so because of the eroded appearance of the surface.
PIA17571:
Fretted Terrains and Ground Deformation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-02 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows what is called a 'scalloped terrain,' that appears here to merge in a linear depression.
PIA17572:
Aligned Scallops
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The North Polar region of Mars is capped with layers of water ice and dust, called the 'polar layered deposits.' This permanent polar cap is covered in the winter with a layer of seasonal carbon dioxide ice as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17623:
Spring Slide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This is only one of four impact craters on Mars known that possesses intact layers exposed in the central uplift in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17624:
Beautiful Layers in the Central Uplift of Mazamba Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This particular area, called Mangala Valles and located near the Tharsis region, may be an example of the action of liquid water in the ancient Martian past. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17625:
Enigmatic Channels on the Floor of Mangala Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This non-circular pit seen in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is due to a low angle impact from an asteroid or comet. The raised plateau west of the crater was where most of the impact debris landed.
PIA17626:
Martian Thunderbird
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This colorful scene is situated in the Noctis Labyrinthus, perched high on the Tharsis rise in the upper reaches of the Valles Marineris canyon system as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17628:
Two Generations of Windblown Sediments
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows one of these icy lobate features wrapping around a small hill. Many lobate features are now known to be almost pure ice, like glaciers on the Earth.
PIA17629:
Martian Glaciers and Brain Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a crater within the larger Schiaparelli Crater.
PIA17630:
Layers, Bedrock Ridges, and Dark Sand in Schiaparelli Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Small impact craters usually have simple bowl shapes; however, when the target material has different layers of different strength, then more complicated crater shapes can emerge as shown in image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17631:
Terraced Craters and Layered Targets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Tharsis Tholus, one of the smaller shield volcanoes on Mars' massive 'Tharsis Rise.'
PIA17670:
Dust Covered Channels on Tharsis Tholus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This area seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is known as the Deuteronilus contact of the Isidis Basin; it has been interpreted as a possible ancient shoreline. There are also suggestions that this contact is of volcanic origin.
PIA17671:
Hints of an Ancient Shoreline in Southern Isidis Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an impact crater with a diameter of approximately 2 kilometers located in the Coloe Fossae region of Mars.
PIA17672:
Breached Rim of a Circular Depression
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Many types of craters exist on Mars. Most are generated by impacts of asteroids and comets. However, in this image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the craters may be due to steam explosions.
PIA17673:
Cratered Cones in Tartarus Montes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers an outcrop of possible cyclic bedding within a crater in Arabia Terra.
PIA17635:
Possible Cyclic Bedding within a Crater in Arabia Terra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spans from wall to wall across the center area of an impact crater. From what we see, a lot has happened to modify the appearance of the crater since it was formed.
PIA17634:
Ice Deposition and Loss in an Impact Crater in Utopia Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The white portions of this observation are part of the South Polar residual ice cap, with the sunlight is coming from roughly the bottom of this non-map projected image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17636:
Polygonal Surface Patterns at the South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Sunlight was just starting to reach the high Northern latitudes in late winter when NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE camera captured this image of part of the steep scarps around portions of the North Polar layered deposits.
PIA17637:
Diffuse Winter Lighting of the Chasma Boreale Scarp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows curious bright deposits in Syria Planum, a high elevation region near the summit of the Tharsis rise.
PIA17638:
Bright Dunes in Syria Planum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a small crater in within the much larger Pollack Crater containing light-toned material.
PIA17639:
Small Crater within Pollack Crater Containing Light-Toned Material
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image shows lava crumpled against the upstream side of an impact crater as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17640:
Lava Against an Impact Crater in Elysium Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was planned to search for gully activity in the Northern Hemisphere.
PIA17641:
Frosted Impact Crater in Late Northern Winter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was intended to search for surface changes after three Mars years in a dust-covered region west of the Alba Mons volcano.
PIA17642:
Looking for Changes in Dust Drifts West of Alba Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This basin in Ceti Mensa, as seen by by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, exposes concentric rings in the sedimentary layers. Dark sand ripples and textures in the bedrock suggesting wind scouring are also apparent.
PIA17643:
Basin in the West Candor Chasma Layered Deposits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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As rivers age they can meander and occasionally these meanders get so pronounced that the river cuts off these curving loops at their narrow end leaving them as isolated as oxbow lakes. Image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17644:
Oxbows and Cutoffs in Idaeus Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-28 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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In this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, we can see a small notch in a crater rim with a well-formed channel. Lava appears to have flowed through this notch and filled in this crater.
PIA17645:
Breaching a Crater Rim in Tartarus Montes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-28 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is of one many that highlights new discoveries; one of these is that many sand dunes and ripples are moving, some at rates of several meters per year.
PIA17646:
Migrating and Static Sand Ripples on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a beautiful example of gullies in a massif in Nereidum Montes, located in Argyre Planitia, one of the largest impact basins on Mars.
PIA17647:
Gullied Massif in the Nereidum Montes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The formation of 'recurring slope lineae' is a fascinating process on Mars. These RSLs show up in the spring and fade in the winter as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17648:
Slope Lineae along Coprates Chasma Ridge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a couple of landforms that may result from the loss of large amounts of ice from subsurface deposits: polygonal patterns of troughs and large scallop-shaped depressions.
PIA17633:
Utopia Planitia's Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Straight and meandering thin ridges are periodically found on Mars. Such ridges can form in a variety of ways, as seen in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17690:
Linear Ridges
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows one of the first close HiRISE views of the enigmatic Valles Marineris interior layered deposits.
PIA17691:
Sandstone Cliffs and Hematite Lag Deposits of Ophir Mensa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is of an ancient, approximately 3 billion year-old landslide shows two distinct surface albedos, which are proportions of reflected light.
PIA17702:
Hydrated Sulfate Landslides in Ophir Chasma
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In this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, we see an intersection of several fractures on the floor of Echus Chasma. One 'sector' appears to have been filled by a more recent viscous lava flow.
PIA17704:
Martian Intersection
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Imaged by MRO's NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Camera, this observation shows one of two odd, rounded mesas with a knobby, pitted texture.
PIA17703:
A Textured Mesa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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These craters on Tharsis are first visible as new dark spots observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Context Camera (CTX), which can view much larger areas, and then imaged by HiRISE for a close-up look.
PIA17698:
An Icy Crater on Mars
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Excellent exposures of light-toned layered deposits occur along the northern edge of Hellas Basin as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17699:
Colorful Sediments near Hellas Basin
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These craters on Tharsis are first visible as new dark spots observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Context Camera (CTX), which can view much larger areas, and then imaged by HiRISE for a close-up look.
PIA17722:
Knob in the South Polar Layered Deposits of Mars
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a small portion of Mawrth Vallis, one of the many outflow channels feeding north into the Chryse Basin. This ancient valley once hosted flowing water.
PIA17723:
Mawrth Vallis Geodiversity
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Landslides in Valles Marineris are truly enormous, sometimes stretching from one wall to the base of another. This landslide, known as Ius Labes, would occupy the surface area of the state of Delaware, U.S., seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17724:
Northwest Ius Chasma Landslide and Dune Field
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows light-toned layered deposits at the contact between the Ladon Valles channel and Ladon Basin.
PIA17725:
Sediments in Ladon Basin
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Polygons form by the intersecting ridges of sand dunes. The illumination is coming from the upper left, so the bluish ridges are high-standing.
PIA17726:
Polygonal Dunes
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Seasonal flows on warm Martian slopes may be caused by the flow of salty water on Mars, active today when the surface is warm (above the freezing point of the solution). This observation is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17727:
Seasonal Flows in Palikir Crater
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a sand dune field in the Nili Fossae region of Mars. The dark lines swirling over the surface of the dunes are the tracks of dust devils.
PIA17728:
Dust Devil Tracks and Slope Streaks on Martian Sand Dunes
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With NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE camera and its powerful resolution, other mission teams can request images of potential future landing sites on Mars.
PIA17729:
A Possible Landing Site for NASA's InSight Mission
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a transect of Coprates Chasma wall stratigraphy, which includes (moving down sequence): the southern plateau, wall spurs, fans of eroded material, gullies, sand dunes, and canyon floor.
PIA17730:
Eastern Valles Marineris Bedrock Stratigraphy and Falling Dunes
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Scientist hypothesize that a lake of liquid water once filled Gale crater, and the layers in the mound formed as sediment settled down through the water to the bottom of the lake in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17731:
How Did the Mound in Gale Crater Form?
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In the area between Crommelin and Firsoff craters, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter saw heavily cratered terrain with deposits that record Martian geologic history and stratigraphy.
PIA17732:
Ridges and a Valley with Flow Fronts
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A south-facing escarpment in the Northwest Hellas region that was targeted for the phyllosilicates shows instances of bluish rock in this enhanced color image taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17733:
Ice in a Chlorite-Bearing Escarpment in Northwest Hellas
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the central hills in Hale Crater with thousands of seasonal flows on steep slopes below bedrock outcrops.
PIA17734:
Active Slope Flows on the Central Hills of Hale Crater
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This well-preserved impact crater in Tyrrhena Terra, northeast of Hellas Planitia, is approximately 6 kilometers in diameter as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17735:
Crater with Debris Aprons in Tyrrhena Terra
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows enigmatic, shallowly incised valleys, found in some mid- to low-latitude regions on Mars.
PIA17736:
Valleys in Tyrrhena Terra
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers many shallow irregular pits with raised rims, concentrated along ridges and other topographic features.
PIA17871:
Mystery Martian Morphology of the Month
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Terby Crater, sitting on the northern rim of Hellas Basin, has been filled by sedimentary deposits, perhaps deposited by or in water, as observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17872:
Sedimentary Bedrock Diversity in Terby Crater
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This image shows some bright layered deposits exposed within a linear trough along the floor of the Ladon Basin as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17980:
Bright Sediments on the Floor of Ladon Basin
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a dune field in a large crater near Mawrth Vallis; some of the dunes appear to be in 'V' formation.
PIA17981:
Dunes Flying in Formation
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One of the great strengths of the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is that its high resolution can help resolve interesting questions. Here, is the platy flow material younger than the yardang-forming material?
PIA17982:
Which Came First, the Yardang or the Platy Flow?
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter saw the saddle between two valleys named Dingo Gap-in Gale Crater-where the rover Curiosity just traversed. The gap is spanned by a single dune visible both from the ground and from orbit.
PIA17983:
Viewing Dingo Gap
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows sand dunes in late Northern spring on Mars, mixed with rock outcrops on the floor of a large crater.
PIA17984:
Squiggly Sand Dunes
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The objective of this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is to determine the nature of a group of what appears to be channels that trend in a west-east direction.
PIA17985:
Channels in Phlegra Montes
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In an area like Russell Crater, very ancient impact crater, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter can follow changes in the terrain by comparing images taken at different times. Frost (carbon dioxide ice) is seen in this image.
PIA17986:
Fall Frost Accumulation on Russell Crater Dunes
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Mars' northern-most sand dunes beginning to emerge from their winter cover of seasonal carbon dioxide (dry) ice. Dark, bare south-facing slopes are soaking up the warmth of the sun.
PIA18109:
Sand Dunes in Spring
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures light-toned ridges found in a large fracture located east of Holden Crater forming a curious box-like pattern.
PIA18112:
Many Small Interesting Ridges in Erythraea Fossa
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This dramatic image observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows dark rippled bodies of sand, sometimes in the form of dunes, streaming through Ganges Chasma. The floor of the canyon is covered by hills and mesas.
PIA18113:
Dunes Streaming through Hills
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