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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-20 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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Do you see what I see in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft? The dark dune deposit resembles a howling animal.
PIA17109:
THEMIS Art #99
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-19 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This image from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows Curiosity at the 'Rocknest' site where the rover scooped up samples of windblown dust and sand.
PIA16919:
Billion-Pixel View From Curiosity at Rock Nest, Raw Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-19 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
Navcam (MSL)
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This image from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows Curiosity at the 'Rocknest' site where the rover scooped up samples of windblown dust and sand.
PIA16918:
Billion-Pixel View From Curiosity at Rock Nest, White-Balanced
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-19 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the eastern part of Hydrae Chasma.
PIA17108:
Hydrae Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-18 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Located further north than yesterday's image, ridges are still prevalent in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft. Layers of material cover this region.
PIA17107:
Polar Layers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-17 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
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This image from an animation shows how repeated laser shots from the ChemCam instrument on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity cause a pit to form at the target point in Martian soil.
PIA17262:
Pitting in Martian Soil During Repeated Laser Shots From Mars Rover Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-17 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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These ridges near the south polar cap are called Angustus Labyrinthus, as shown in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17106:
Polar Ridges
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-14 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The large fracture in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is located on the margin of Aurorae Chaos.
PIA17105:
Fracture
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-13 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a section of Samara Valles north of yesterday's image.
PIA17104:
Samara Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Climate Sounder (MCS)
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This graphic depicts the Mars Climate Sounder instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter measuring the temperature of a cross section of the Martian atmosphere as the orbiter passes above the south polar region.
PIA17263:
Scanning Martian Atmospheric Temperatures (Graphic)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-12 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a small section of Samara Valles.
PIA17103:
Samara Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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These three images taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are called 'linear gullies' and were taken at different times of the year to observe changes.
PIA17261:
Some Gullies on Mars Could Be Tracks of Sliding Dry Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Several types of downhill flow features have been observed on Mars. Shown here is an example of a type called 'linear gullies' as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17260:
Linear Gullies Inside Russell Crater, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-11 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
HiRISE
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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As on the Earth, many processes can move material down a Martian slope. This graphic compares seven different types of features observed on Mars that appear to result from material flowing or sliding or rolling down slopes.
PIA17079:
Martian Features Formed When Material Moves Downslope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-11 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The depressions in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located in the material that fills Asimov Crater.
PIA17102:
Asimov Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-10 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a portion of Arda Valles.
PIA17101:
Arda Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its panoramic camera (Pancam) to acquire this view of 'Solander Point.' The southward-looking scene, presented in true color, shows Solander Point on the center horizon.
PIA17078:
Opportunity's view of 'Solander Point'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its navigation camera to acquire this view looking toward the southwest. The scene includes tilted rocks at the edge of a bench surrounding 'Cape York,' with Burns formation rocks exposed in 'Botany Bay.'
PIA17077:
Opportunity's View Leaving 'Cape York'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
HiRISE
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A stereo pair of images from taken from Mars orbit were used to generate a digital elevation model that is the basis for this simulated perspective view of
PIA17076:
Perspective View of 'Botany Bay' and Surroundings, With Vertical Exaggeration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This triangle plot shows the relative concentrations of some of the major chemical elements in the Martian rock
PIA17075:
Chemistry of Martian Rock "Esperance"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This image from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows a pale rock called 'Esperence,' which was inspected by the rover in May 2013.
PIA17074:
'Esperance' Target Examined by Opportunity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity drove onto the 'Cape York' segment of the rim of Endeavour Crater in August 2011 and departed Cape York in May 2013. The location of a rock target called 'Esperance' is indicated in the main map.
PIA17073:
Opportunity's Exploration of "Cape York"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This map of a portion of the western rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars shows the path of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity as the rover is driving from the 'Cape York' segment of the rim to its next destination, the 'Solander Point' segment.
PIA17072:
Southbound Opportunity, June 2013
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This map shows the route driven by NASA's Opportunity rover from the site of its landing, inside Eagle crater, to its location more than 112 months later, in late May 2013, departing the 'Cape York' section of the rim of Endeavour crater.
PIA17070:
Opportunity's Traverse Through 112 Months
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-07 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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These windstreaks are located on Syrtis Major Planum, as shown in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17100:
Windstreaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-06 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the beginning of Pavonis Chasma (top of frame) on the northern flank of Pavonis Mons.
PIA17098:
Pavonis Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-05 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This image from NASA's Curiosity was taken by the right (telephoto-lens) camera of the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on the rover during the 193rd Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Feb. 20, 2013) in the 'Glenelg' area.
PIA17071:
'Point Lake' Outcrop in Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-05 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
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The Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity was used to check the composition of gray tailings from the hole in rock target 'Cumberland' that the rover drilled on May 19, 2013.
PIA17069:
Drilled Hole and ChemCam Marks at 'Cumberland'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-05 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Hazcam (MSL)
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This frame from an animation from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows the rover drilling into rock target 'Cumberland.' The drilling was performed during the 279th Martian day, or sol, of the Curiosity's work on Mars (May 19, 2013).
PIA17068:
Curiosity Mars Rover Drilling Into Its Second Rock Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-05 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This image demonstrates how engineers place the drill carried by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity onto rock targets. They first set down the drill's two stabilizing prongs near the target, as shown by the dashed line.
PIA17067:
Checking Contact Points for Curiosity's Drill
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-05 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This image taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows the texture of the patch of flat-lying bedrock called 'Cumberland,' which was the mission's second target for use of the rover's sample-collecting drill.
PIA17066:
Concretions at 'Cumberland'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-05 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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This image produced from software used for planning drives of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity depicts the location and size of the rover when it was driven into position for drilling into rock target 'Cumberland.'
PIA17065:
Position of Curiosity for Drilling at 'Cumberland'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-05 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This map shows where NASA's Mars rover Curiosity landed in August 2012 at 'Bradbury Landing.' All of these features are inside Gale Crater. Curiosity's next major destination, the entry point to the base of Mount Sharp.
PIA17064:
From 'Glenelg' to Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-05 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The lava flows in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located on Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system.
PIA17097:
Olympus Mons Flows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-04 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Numerous channels dissect both sides of this high spot south of Solis Planum in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17096:
Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-03 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the eastern part of Coprates Chasma.
PIA17095:
Coprates Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-31 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The channels in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft show draining from Coracis Fossae toward Bosporos Planum.
PIA17094:
Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-30 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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NASA's Curiosity rover found evidence for an ancient, flowing stream on Mars at a few sites, including a rock which the science team has named 'Hottah' after Hottah Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories. 3-D glasses are needed.
PIA17063:
Evidence About a Martian Streambed (Stereo)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-30 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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NASA's Curiosity rover found evidence for an ancient, flowing stream on Mars at a few sites, including a rock which the science team has named 'Hottah' after Hottah Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories.
PIA17062:
Remnants of Ancient Streambed on Mars (White-Balanced View)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-30 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
RAD
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This graphic compares the radiation dose equivalent for several types of experiences, including a calculation for a trip from Earth to Mars based on measurements made by the RAD instrument shielded inside NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft.
PIA17061:
Comparison of Some Radiation Exposures to Mars-Trip Level
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-30 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
RAD
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This graph based on data from the RAD instrument onboard NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft shows the flux of energetic particles (vertical axis) as a function of the estimated energy deposited in water (horizontal axis).
PIA17060:
Calculating Radiation Dose for Biological Tissue
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-30 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
RAD
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This graphic shows the level of natural radiation detected by the Radiation Assessment Detector shielded inside NASA's Mars Science Laboratory on the trip from Earth to Mars from December 2011 to July 2012.
PIA16939:
Radiation Measurements During Trip From Earth to Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-30 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This illustration depicts the two main types of radiation that NASA's Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) onboard Curiosity monitors, and how the magnetic field around Earth affects the radiation in space near Earth.
PIA16938:
Sources of Ionizing Radiation in Interplanetary Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-30 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a small field of dunes and associated dust devil tracks located on the floor of this unnamed crater on the rim of Roddenberry Crater.
PIA17093:
Dunes and Dust Devils
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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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 2013-05-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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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)
HiRISE
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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 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows an unnamed channel located in Terra Sabaea, near Hellas Planitia.
PIA17092:
Channel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows wind erosion that has formed yardangs. These parallel sets of ridges and valley are formed by sandblasing poorly consolidated surface materials.
PIA17091:
Yardangs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-27 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Numerous channels dissect the rim on Bakhuysen Crater from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17225:
Bakhuysen Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-24 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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A large landslide deposit fills the bottom part of this image of Coprates Chasma captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17224:
Coprates Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-23 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The different layers of material in this occur in Aram Chaos as seen in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17223:
Aram Chaos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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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 2013-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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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)
HiRISE
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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)
HiRISE
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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 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Like yesterday's image, this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows lava flows from Arsia Mons.
PIA17090:
More Arsia Mons Flows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-21 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This self-portrait of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines dozens of exposures to show gray-powder and two holes where Curiosity used its drill on the rock target 'John Klein.'
PIA16937:
Updated Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'John Klein'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows some of the extensive lava flows that originate at Arsia Mons.
PIA16989:
Arsia Mons Flows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drilled into this rock target,
PIA16936:
'Cumberland' Target Drilled by Curiosity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This image from the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows the rock target
PIA16935:
Before-and-After Blink of 'Cumberland' Drilling Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-20 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the southeastern rim of Gale Crater. The large ridge at the bottom of image is the top of the rim. Image shows a channel dissecting the rim; two dune fields occur along the path of the channel too.
PIA16987:
Images of Gale #33
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-17 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
HiRISE
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This map of a portion of the western rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars shows the area where NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity worked for 20 months.
PIA16931:
Opportunity Heads Toward Next Destination, 'Solander Point'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-17 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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The pale rock in the upper center of this image, about the size of a human forearm, includes a target called 'Esperance,' which was inspected by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
PIA16930:
Rock Target 'Esperance' Altered by Wet History (False Color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-17 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Microscopic Imager
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This mosaic shot by the microscopic imager on the robotic arm of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows a rock target called 'Esperance' after some of the rock's surface had been removed by Opportunity's rock abrasion tool.
PIA16929:
Close-Up of 'Esperance' After Abrasion by Opportunity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-17 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Moving further east, this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the southern extent of Mt. Sharp as well as the crater floor and rim. In this image there are small dunes near Mt. Sharp as well as dunes near the crater rim.
PIA16986:
Images of Gale #32
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-16 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Hazcam
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This image was taken by Opportunity's front hazard-avoidance camera after the Sol 3309 drive, looking back at the tracks produced while the rover was driving in reverse, as it often does.
PIA16933:
View Back at Record-Setting Drive by Opportunity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-16 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Hazcam (MSL)
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used its front left Hazard-Avoidance Camera for this image of the rover's arm over the drilling target
PIA16932:
Curiosity at 'Cumberland'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-16 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft provides another look at one of the larger channels dissecting the rim of Gale Crater that may be the source of the dune material.
PIA16985:
Images of Gale #31
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
CTX
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This set of images from cameras on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter documents the appearance of a new cluster of impact craters on Mars. The orbiter has imaged at least 248 fresh craters, or crater clusters, on Mars.
PIA16928:
Fresh Cluster of Impact Craters on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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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 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)
HiRISE
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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)
HiRISE
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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 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Following the dunes eastward, we find several channels dissecting the crater rim in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft. These channels may be the source of material for the sand dunes.
PIA16984:
Images of Gale #30
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-14 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft is just slightly south of yesterday's, and shows how close the dunes are to the crater rim.
PIA16983:
Images of Gale #29
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-13 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Moving eastward across the southern part of Gale Crater, this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the easternmost arc of the channel deposit at the far left edge. Towards the bottom of the frame are sand dunes.
PIA16982:
Images of Gale #28
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-10 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Hazcam
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These two images, taken five Martian days (sols) apart by the front hazard-avoidance camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, document the Martian sky above the rover's Endeavour Crater location becoming dustier.
PIA16814:
Sky Gets Dustier Between Opportunity's Sols 3296 and 3301
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the southwest rim of Gale Crater, including a small, younger crater.
PIA16981:
Images of Gale #27
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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'Cumberland' has been selected as the second target for drilling by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity. The rover has the capability to collect powdered material from inside the target rock and analyze that powder with laboratory instruments.
PIA16927:
'Cumberland' Target for Drilling by Curiosity Mars Rover
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HiRISE
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This map shows the location of 'Cumberland,' the second rock-drilling target for NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, in relation to the rover's first drilling target, 'John Klein,' within the southwestern lobe of a shallow depression called 'Yellowknife Bay.'
PIA16926:
'Cumberland' Selected as Curiosity's Second Drilling Target
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-09 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Backtracking a bit, this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the large channel in the upper left of the frame. Just below the brighter material of Mt. Sharp is the start of the arced edge of material we saw in yesterday's image (top right).
PIA16979:
Images of Gale #26
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-08 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Moving eastward across the southern part of Gale Crater, this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows more dark material deposited from the large channel through the SW rim of crater; material has a sharp edge where it overlays the crater floor.
PIA16978:
Images of Gale #25
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-07 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows dark material at the bottom of the image, likely deposited by the large channel. It shows how close that material is to Mt. Sharp and how different the two deposits appear in a visible wavelength image.
PIA16977:
Images of Gale #24
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-06 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the southwestern floor of Gale Crater. A fairly large channel that dissects the crater rim is visible entering from the bottom of the frame and continuing northward.
PIA16976:
Images of Gale #23
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-03 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the western rim of Gale Crater. Several channels dissect the rim of the crater.
PIA16975:
Images of Gale #22
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft of the western floor of Gale Crater shows the large region of sand and sand dunes present southwest of the landing site.
PIA16974:
Images of Gale #21
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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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 2013-05-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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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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HiRISE
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When boulders roll down a dusty Martian slope, they can leave long, dotted tracks behind on the slope surface as seen in this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17870:
Watch for Falling Rocks!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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In this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, lower wall rock spurs are found that spread dark materials onto a dune field, suggesting local wall materials are a nearby sediment source for dunes.
PIA17869:
Olivine-Bearing Dune Fields and Wall Rock in Coprates Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-01 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The different features of the sand and sand dune field are readily visible in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft of the western floor of Gale Crater.
PIA16973:
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-30 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Showing the area just slightly west of the previous image, the large region of sand and sand dunes are the dark area that dominates this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA16972:
Images of Gale #20
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-29 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the western margin of Mt. Sharp. The large channel from past images enters the frame in the center and then veers to the northwest. A large region of sand and sand dunes covers the crater floor.
PIA16971:
Images of Gale #19
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-26 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the major channel that started near the top of Mt. Sharp. Near the top of this image is a wide valley that reaches to the crater floor and the nearby dunes.
PIA16970:
Images of Gale #18
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-25 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft continues to follow the channel seen in the past two images. The rover landing site is at the top margin of this image.
PIA16969:
Images of Gale #17
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-24 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the westward continuation of the channel from yesterday's image. Note how the channel widens as it moves downslope (to the west).
PIA16968:
Images of Gale #16
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-23 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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The left and right eyes of the Navigation Camera (Navcam) in NASA's Curiosity Mars rover took the dozens of images combined into this 3-D scene of the rover and its surroundings.
PIA16925:
Mars Stereo View from "John Klein" to Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-23 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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In the center foreground, NASA's Curiosity rover's arm holds the tool turret above a target called
PIA16847:
Mars Stereo View from "John Klein" to Mount Sharp (Raw)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-23 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The highest elevations of Mt. Sharp are just outside this image (to the east). In the center of this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft is a channel, indicating that fluids played a part in eroding Mt. Sharp.
PIA16967:
Images of Gale #15
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