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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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 2013-11-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-10 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.
PIA17722:
Knob in the South Polar Layered Deposits of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-26 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-26 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This Southern autumn image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter offers a view of frosty dunes. The sunlight is shining on the dunes from the upper right.
PIA18114:
Frost in Dune Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-26 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The crater in the center of this HiRISE image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is unusual because there is a wide, flat bench, or terrace, between the outer rim and the inner section, making it appear somewhat like a bullseye.
PIA18115:
Craters in an Icy Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-26 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This impact crater in the region of Mars called Libya Montes, observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows typical gullies with alcoves at the top, channels, and depositional fans at the bottom.
PIA18116:
Equatorial Gullies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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A surprise landslump in Melas Chasma was observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18224:
A Surprise Landslump in Melas Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a 3-kilometer-wide impact crater with gullies all along the steep inner slopes.
PIA18225:
Equatorial Gullies on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image covers a 26-kilometer-wide impact crater northeast of the Hellas impact basin as observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18226:
A Big Block of Red Bedrock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image shows black gold, that is: organic material, which could be a biomarker (sign of past life), the holy grail of Mars exploration. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18227:
Curiosity Ready to Drill for Gold at the Kimberley
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Yardangs are streamlined hills that are carved by wind erosion from bedrock. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter viewed these yardangs which can look like the hull of a boat.
PIA18241:
Yardangs Forming Near Gordii Dorsum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The objective of this observation by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was to examine the edge of impact ejecta from a crater to the north-west of this area (north is up, west is to the left).
PIA18242:
Sunken and Pitted Ejecta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Olympia Undae is a large field of sand dunes surrounding Mars' North Polar ice cap. High latitude covers them with water and carbon dioxide frost in the winter so they are illuminated. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter views these best in summer.
PIA18243:
Changing Dunes and Ripples in Olympia Undae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Nili Patera is one of the most active dune fields on Mars. Continuously monitored by the HiRise instrument onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a new image is acquired about every six weeks.
PIA18244:
The Active Dunes of Nili Patera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This HiRISE image of the Opportunity rover was acquired as a coordinated 'ride-along' observation with the CRISM instrument, also onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17916:
Opportunity Rover's Winter Work at Murray Ridge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Why are these dunes different colors? Sand on Mars is typically dark in tone, as it commonly derived from volcanic rocks like lava flows as shown by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17919:
Two-Color Dunes in Meridiani Terra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Recurring slope lineae (RSL) may be due to active seeps of water. These dark flows are abundant along the steep slopes of ancient bedrock in Coprates Chasma as seen in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18119:
Recurring Slope Lineae in Coprates Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Ancient lava flow in Cerberus Planitia is observed here by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18121:
Chevrons on a Flow Surface in Marte Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This is the latest image of NASA's Opportunity rover at Solander Point, where it spend a few week investigation Pinnacle rock (the 'jelly donut') that was flipper over by the rover wheel. This observation is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18122:
Opportunity Rover on Valentine's Day 2014
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an unusual landform on the floor of Oxus Patera. Oxus Patera is an ancient, eroded depression in northern Arabia Terra.
PIA17926:
Oxus Patera Collapse Feature
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows light-toned deposits along Coprates Chasma slopes.
PIA17927:
Light-Toned Deposits along Coprates Chasma Slopes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image shows numerous dark shapes and bright spots on a sand dune in the Northern polar regions of Mars. This observation is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17928:
Shapes and Spots on a Polar Sand Dune
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image shows numerous dark shapes and bright spots on a sand dune in the Northern polar regions of Mars. This observation is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17929:
Giant Gullies North of the Argyre Impact Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Sandwiched between a crater nearly 4 kilometer across and a much larger and older crater over 15-kilometers in diameter is this small impact crater with light-toned material exposed in its ejecta. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17904:
Craters within Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Many valleys occur all over Mars that reveal an extensive ancient history of liquid water erosion. This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a complex valley network near Idaeus Fossae.
PIA17905:
A Complex Valley Network Near Idaeus Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-19 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveals that gullies, or ravines, are landforms commonly found in the mid-latitudes on Mars, particularly in the Southern highlands.
PIA17906:
A New Gully Channel in Terra Sirenum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers a location that has been imaged several times to look for changes in gullies.
PIA18538:
Activity in Martian Gully
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image on 27 June 2014, when Curiosity had just crossed the edge of the 3-sigma landing.
PIA18581:
Curiosity Offside!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows features commonly found in dusty areas: impacts, slope streaks and bed-forms.
PIA18512:
Touring a Dusty Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-26 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image, acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, in southern winter over part of Asimov Crater, shows the crater appears to have been completely filled by a thick sequence of materials, perhaps including sediments and lava flows.
PIA17907:
Bedrock in a Trough in Asimov Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-26 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This fascinating observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows us a dark-toned mound with pits inside an impact crater.
PIA17908:
A Dark-Toned, Pitted Mound in a Crater in Northeast Arabia Terra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-26 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Nili Fossae, once considered a potential landing spot for the Mars Science Laboratory, has one of the largest, most diverse exposures of clay minerals as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17909:
A Large, Banded Angular Fragment in Nili Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-26 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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With its cracked, blistery appearance, this mound near the center of a very large, over 5-kilometer diameter mid-latitude crater poses an interesting question: how did this form? This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17910:
An Unusual Mound
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Eridania Basin, located at the head of Ma'adim Vallis, has mounting geomorphic and spectral evidence that it may have been the site of an ancient inland sea. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18623:
Ridges in Eridania Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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At Mars' North Pole is a dome of icy layers ranging up to 2 kilometers thick, roughly analogous to the Earth's ice caps in Greenland or Antarctica. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18624:
The Icy Surface of the North Polar Cap
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows some interesting fractured materials on the floor of an impact crater in Arabia Terra.
PIA18625:
Ancient Lake Sediments in a Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-02 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Pavonis Mons is a giant shield volcano similar to (although larger than) those on the Big Island of Hawaii. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18589:
A Giant Cave on a Giant Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-02 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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An impact crater in Isidis Planitia observed for a fifth time by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18620:
Feathery Ridges
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-02 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbitershows a prominently stratified transect through the rock of a mountain of material in the middle of Hebes Chasma.
PIA18621:
A Revealing Landslide in Hebes Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-02 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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An impact crater in Isidis Planitia observed for a fifth time by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18622:
An Impact Crater in Isidis Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Many of the depressions in Noctis Labyrinthus contain water-bearing minerals, suggesting that water was available and persistent in this region during the Late Hesperian to Amazonian epochs on Mars, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18632:
Water-Bearing Rocks in Noctis Labyrinthus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Monitoring by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE has shown that gully formation on Mars occurs in winter and early spring in times and places with frost on the ground.
PIA18634:
Frosty Gullies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Schiaparelli Crater is a 460 kilometer (286 mile) wide multi-ring structure. However, it is a very shallow crater, apparently filled by younger materials such as lava and/or fluvial and aeolian sediments as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18635:
Layers and Sand on the Floor of Schiaparelli Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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The north end of this long image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a lava surface in southern Elysium Planitia. Small cones are common on the extensive young flood lavas in this region.
PIA18646:
The Side of Chasma Boreale
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Hellas Crater in the ancient highlands contains some of the clearest evidence on Mars for glacial processes. This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a number of features consistent with glaciation.
PIA18647:
Glaciation at the Eastern Hellas Margin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows dozens of dark-toned dunes in and around several craters within the rugged terrain of Terra Cimmeria.
PIA18585:
Sand Dune Catch and Release
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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The North Polar layered deposits (NPLD) are a stack of layers of ice and dust at the North Pole of Mars. The layers are thought to have been deposited over millions of years. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18586:
Blockfall on the North Polar Layered Deposits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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The North Polar layered deposits (NPLD) are a stack of layers of ice and dust at the North Pole of Mars. The layers are thought to have been deposited over millions of years. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18587:
Waiting for Dust Devils
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter appears to show some type of mass movement of material down the wall of a mesa in Deuteronilus Mensae.
PIA18588:
Moving Mass Material on a Mesa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is of an area called Aram Dorsum (also known by its old name, Oxia Palus) that has been suggested for the 2018/2020 ExoMars Rover because it contains an ancient, exhumed alluvial system.
PIA18773:
A Possible Landing Site in Aram Dorsum for the ExoMars Rover
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HiRISE
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This crater captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has a strange appearance, as if the crater has feet with toes sticking out of two sides, likely caused by a highly oblique impact event.
PIA18774:
Weird Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This mantle observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is thought to be deposited as snow during periods when the angle of the tilt of Mars' rotational axis-called obliquity-is much higher, which last happened around 10 million years ago.
PIA18775:
Mantled Terrain in the Southern Mid-Latitudes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This recent image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, acquired to certify a landing site for NASA'a InSight mission, shows a distinctive crater with a very sharp rim and ejecta.
PIA18776:
A New Impact Crater Near NASA's InSight Landing Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Eridania is the name of topographically enclosed basin located in the Southern highlands of Mars that has been suggested to be the site of a large ancient lake or inland sea. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18804:
Chaos in Eridania Basin
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Vinogradov, an old, 224-kilometer diameter, heavily degraded impact crater in southern Margaritifer Terra.
PIA18805:
Mysterious Light-Toned Deposit in Vinogradov Crater
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HiRISE
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The tropics of Mars are commonly littered with small bright ripples that were somehow shaped by the wind. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter might provide a valuable clue to the formation of transverse aeolian ridges (TARs) elsewhere on Mars.
PIA18806:
Banded TARs in Iapygia
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HiRISE
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Right past the sharp, but warped rim of this ancient impact crater are deposits of winter frost, which show up as blue in enhanced color as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18648:
What Gullies Can Say
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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The deep chasm that formed on the polar cap edge is identified as an area of strong down-slope winds and has a clear connection to Mars' largest dune field, Olympia Undae as observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18771:
At the Edge of a Polar Cap
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-24 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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This view from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover spans 360 degrees, centered southward toward a planned science waypoint at
PIA18070:
Panorama With Sandstone Outcrop Near 'The Kimberley' Waypoint (Stereo)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-17 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image (cut out from a mosaic) shows the view from the landing site of NASA's Curiosity rover toward the lower reaches of Mount Sharp, where Curiosity is likely to begin its ascent through hundreds of feet (meters) of layered deposits.
PIA16068:
The Promised Land
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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 the images combined to make this stereo view on March 21, 2009. West is at the center, where a dust devil is visible in the distance. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA11960:
Dust Devil in Spirit's View Ahead on Sol 1854 (Stereo)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-27 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
MOLA
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Elevations Within the Floor of the Valles Marineris
PIA02039:
Elevations Within the Floor of the Valles Marineris
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HiRISE
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First HiRISE Image of Mars: Topographic Model from Photoclinometry
PIA08053:
First HiRISE Image of Mars: Topographic Model from Photoclinometry
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This mosaic of images from the Mast Camera onboard NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows a series of sedimentary deposits in the Glenelg area of Gale Crater, from a perspective in Yellowknife Bay looking toward west-northwest.
PIA17603:
Erosion by Scarp Retreat in Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-05 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit used its navigation camera to take the images that have been combined into this stereo, 180-degree view of the rover's surroundings on Feb. 17, 2009. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA11971:
Spirit's View Beside 'Home Plate' on Sol 1823 (Stereo)
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HiRISE
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Sand Dune Field in Richardson Crater
PIA09631:
Sand Dune Field in Richardson Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Two parallel tracks left by the wheels of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover cross rugged ground in this portion of an observation by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Dec. 11, 2013. The rover itself does not appear in this image.
PIA17754:
Curiosity Rover Tracks, Viewed from Orbit in December 2013
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-22 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This 360-degree panorama shows evidence of a successful first test drive for NASA's Curiosity rover; the rover made its first move, going forward about 15 feet (4.5 meters), rotating 120 degrees and then reversing about 8 feet (2.5 meters).
PIA16092:
Curiosity's First Track Marks on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-03 Mars Galileo
Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Solid-State Imaging
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This composite image, from NASA's Galileo and Mars Global Survey orbiters, of Earth and Mars was created to allow viewers to gain a better understanding of the relative sizes of the two planets.
PIA02570:
Earth Mars Comparison
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