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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-27 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The volcanic flows in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of Daedalia Planum. The flows originated at Arsia Mons.
PIA16284:
Daedalia Planum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-26 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The network of channels in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of Arda Valles.
PIA16283:
Arda Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-25 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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This view of Curiosity's left-front and left-center wheels and of marks made by wheels on the ground in the 'Yellowknife Bay' area comes from one of six cameras used on Mars for the first time more than six months after the rover landed.
PIA16812:
View From Camera Not Used During Curiosity's First Six Months on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-25 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a channel entering a crater in the region called Libya Montes.
PIA16282:
Channel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-22 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a landslide deposit in Ganges Chasma.
PIA16281:
Ganges Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a portion of Coprates Catena, a shallow system of connecting depressions south of Coprates Chasma.
PIA16280:
Coprates Catena
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-20 Mars 726x400x3
This diagram illustrates the positions of Mars, Earth and the sun during a period that occurs approximately every 26 months, when Mars passes almost directly behind the sun from Earth's perspective.
PIA16811:
Geometry of Mars Solar Conjunction
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-20 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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An arc of dunes covers part of the floor of this unnamed crater in Aonia Terra, as shown in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA16279:
Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-19 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the complex region where Ladon Valles enters a topographic low in Margaritifer Terra.
PIA16278:
Ladon Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons
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The Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN) instrument on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity took measurement on a rock outcrop (Spot 39) and on loose soil (Spot 40) within the 'Yellowknife Bay' area of Mars' Gale Crater.
PIA16810:
Variation in Subsurface Water In 'Yellowknife Bay'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons
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This set of graphs shows variation in the amount and the depth of water detected beneath NASA's Mars rover Curiosity by use of the rover's Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN) instrument at different points the rover has driven.
PIA16809:
Variation in Water Content in Martian Subsurface Along Curiosity's Traverse
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons
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The Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN) instrument on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity detects even very small amounts of water in the ground beneath the rover, primarily water bound into the crystal structure of hydrated minerals.
PIA16808:
Two Types of Modeling of Subsurface Water
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons
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This chart graphs measurements made by the Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN) instrument on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity against the distance the rover has driven, in meters.
PIA16807:
Variations of DAN Measurements Along Curiosity Traverse
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This set of images illustrates how the science filters of the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity can be used to investigate aspects of the composition and mineralogy of materials on Mars.
PIA16806:
Comparing Mastcam and Laboratory Spectra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This set of images illustrates how the science filters of the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity can be used to investigate aspects of the composition and mineralogy of materials on Mars.
PIA16805:
Drill Hole Image and Spectra Acquired by Mastcam
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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The Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity showed researchers interesting internal color in this rock called 'Sutton_Inlier,' which was broken by the rover driving over it.
PIA16804:
Bluish Color in Broken Rock in 'Yellowknife Bay'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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The Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity showed researchers interesting color and patterns in this unnamed rock.
PIA16803:
Bluish-Black Rock with White 'Crystals' on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This image of terrain inside Mars' Gale Crater and the calibration target for Mastcam on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity illustrate how false color can be used to make differences more evident in the materials in the scene.
PIA16802:
Using False Color from Curiosity's Mast Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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NASA's rover Curiosity uses its calibration target for the Mastcam to approximate colors we would see on Mars, using the known colors of materials on the target.
PIA16801:
Using Curiosity's Mast Camera to View Scene in 'Natural' Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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These three versions of the same image taken by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity illustrate different choices that scientists can make in presenting the colors recorded by the camera.
PIA16800:
'Raw,' 'Natural' and 'White-Balanced' Views of Martian Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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The color cameras on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, including the pair that make up the rover's Mastcam instrument, use the same type of Bayer pattern RGB filter as found in typical commercial color cameras.
PIA16799:
Filters for Color Imaging and for Science
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This set of images illustrates the twin cameras of the Mastcam instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover (upper left), the Mastcam calibration target (lower center), and the locations of the cameras and target on the rover.
PIA16798:
Mast Camera and Its Calibration Target on Curiosity Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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NASA's rover Curiosity took this close-up view of 'Tintina' showing interesting linear textures in the bright white material on the rock.
PIA16797:
Close-up View of Broken Mars Rock 'Tintina'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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On this image of the broken rock called 'Tintina,' color coding maps the amount of mineral hydration indicated by a ratio of near-infrared reflectance intensities measured by the Mastcam on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity.
PIA16796:
Hydration Map, Based on Mastcam Spectra, for broken rock 'Tintina'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This raw image of 'Tintina,' a broken rock fragment in a rover wheel track, was taken by Curiosity's Mast Camera (Mastcam).
PIA16795:
Rock "Tintina" Exposes "Yellowknife Bay" Vein Material
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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On this image of the rock target 'Knorr,' color coding maps the amount of mineral hydration indicated by a ratio of near-infrared reflectance intensities measured by the Mastcam on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity.
PIA16794:
Hydration Map, Based on Mastcam Spectra, for 'Knorr' Rock Target
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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At different locations on the surface of the same rock, scientists can use the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity to measure the amount of reflected light at a series of different wavelengths.
PIA16793:
Indication of Hydration in Veins and Nodules of 'Knorr' in 'Yellowknife Bay'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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Light-toned nodules and veins of a patch of sedimentary rock called 'Knorr' are visible in this image from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity.
PIA16792:
Veins and Nodules at 'Knorr' Target in 'Yellowknife Bay' of Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (MSL)
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This graphic presents results from APXS onboard NASA's rover Curiosity, with the comparisons simplified across diverse elements by dividing the amount of each element measured in the rocks by the amount of the same element in a local soil.
PIA16791:
Elemental Compositions of 'Yellowknife Bay' Rocks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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The gray area in center of this image is where the Dust Removal Tool on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity brushed a rock target called 'Wernecke.' The brushing revealed dark nodules and white veins crisscrossing the light gray rock.
PIA16790:
Target 'Wernecke' After Brushing by Curiosity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows Winslow Crater, a fairly young crater. The darker rayed ejecta is still visible surrounding the crater.
PIA16277:
Winslow Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-15 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This mosaic of images from the Mastcam onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows Mount Sharp in raw color. Raw color shows the scene's colors as they would look in a typical smart-phone camera photo, before any adjustment.
PIA16769:
Mount Sharp Panorama in Raw Colors
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-15 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This mosaic of images from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows Mount Sharp in a white-balanced color adjustment that makes the sky look overly blue but shows the terrain as if under Earth-like lighting.
PIA16768:
Mount Sharp Panorama in White-Balanced Colors
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-15 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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A small fan-shaped delta is located where a channel meets the floor of this unnamed crater in Terra Cimmeria, as shown in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA16276:
Crater Delta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-14 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a small portion of the lava flows of Solis Planum.
PIA16275:
Solis Planum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-13 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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A network of large and small channels dissect this highland region in Terra Cimmeria, as shown in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA16274:
Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-12 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
SAM
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NASA's Curiosity rover has detected the simple carbon-containing compounds chloro- and dichloromethane from the powdered rock sample extracted from the 'John Klein' rock on Mars.
PIA16836:
Chlorinated Forms of Methane at "John Klein" Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-12 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
SAM
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An analysis of a drilled rock sample from NASA's Curiosity rover shows the presence of water, carbon dioxide, oxygen, sulfur dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide released on heating.
PIA16835:
Major Gases Released from Drilled Samples of the "John Klein" Rock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-12 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
Panoramic Camera
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This set of images shows the results from the rock abrasion tool from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity (left) and the drill from NASA's Curiosity rover (right).
PIA16834:
Studying Habitability in Ancient Martian Environments
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-12 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
Panoramic Camera
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This set of images compares rocks seen by NASA's Opportunity rover and Curiosity rover at two different parts of Mars.
PIA16833:
Two Different Aqueous Environments
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-12 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
THEMIS
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This false-color map shows the area within Gale Crater on Mars, where NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Aug. 5, 2012 PDT (Aug. 6, 2012 EDT) and the location where Curiosity collected its first drilled sample at the 'John Klein' rock.
PIA16832:
Location of John Klein Drill Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-12 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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These images, made from data obtained by Curiosity's CheMin, show the patterns obtained from a drift of windblown dust and sand called 'Rocknest' and from a powdered rock sample drilled from the 'John Klein' bedrock.
PIA16830:
Minerals at 'Rocknest' and 'John Klein'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-12 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Many small channels dissect the rim of Martz Crater, as shown in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA16273:
Martz Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-11 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Wind has played a large role in sculpting the complex features in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft. This image is located north of Gusev Crater.
PIA16272:
Wind Erosion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-08 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The finely ridged material in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are huge landslide deposits called Coprates Labes. These landslide deposits are located on the floor of Coprates Chasma.
PIA16271:
Coprates Labes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Shallow Subsurface Radar (SHARAD)
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This illustration schematically shows where the Shallow Radar instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter detected flood channels that had been buried by lava flows in the Elysium Planitia region of Mars.
PIA16767:
Visualization of Buried Marte Vallis Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-07 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The small channel in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is located on the floor of Newton Crater.
PIA16270:
Channel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-06 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The parallel sides and low interior seen in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are faults and down-dropped material between the faults. This tectonic feature is called a graben. The graben in this image is located in Daedalia Planum.
PIA16268:
Graben
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-05 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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A network of small channels is visible in image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA16267:
Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-04 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Several gullies of different sizes in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located on the southern rim of this unnamed crater in Terra Cimmeria.
PIA16266:
Gullies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-01 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Several landslide deposits are visible in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft of an unnamed crater in Terra Cimmeria.
PIA16265:
Landslides
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows windstreaks on the volcanic plains of Daedalia Planum.
PIA16264:
Windstreaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-27 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The depressions and offset ridge in this image captured by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft are evidence of faulting in this region of Sinai Dorsa.
PIA16263:
Faults
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-26 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the dune field on the floor of Hussey Crater.
PIA16262:
Hussey Crater Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-25 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
CHIMRA
Mastcam
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has delivered sample portions of rock powder collected from the interior of a rock on Mars into laboratory instruments inside the rover.
PIA16766:
Check-up Image After Delivering Martian Rock Powder
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-25 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the eastern flank of Arsia Mons midway between the summit of the volcano and the surrounding plains.
PIA16261:
Arsia Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-22 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This VIS image shows dunes in a topographic low within Aonia Terra.
PIA16260:
Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the part of the floor of Melas Chasma. Melas Chasma in the central chasma of Valles Marineris.
PIA16259:
Melas Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
CHIMRA
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NASA's Curiosity rover shows the first sample of powdered rock extracted by the rover's drill. The image was taken after the sample was transferred from the drill to the rover's scoop.
PIA16729:
First Curiosity Drilling Sample in the Scoop
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
CHIMRA
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This frame from an animation of NASA's Curiosity rover shows the complicated suite of operations involved in conducting the rover's first rock sample drilling on Mars and transferring the sample to the rover's scoop for inspection.
PIA16730:
Drilling into Mars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This frame from a video clip shows moments during a demonstration of drilling into a rock at NASA's JPL, Pasadena, Calif., with a test double of the Mars rover Curiosity. The drill combines hammering and rotation motions of the bit.
PIA16733:
Video Clip of a Rover Rock-Drilling Demonstration at JPL Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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The development of the Mars rover Curiosity's capabilities for drilling into a rock on Mars required years of development work. Seen here are some of the rocks used in bit development testing and lifespan testing at JPL in 2007.
PIA16732:
Preparation on Earth for Drilling on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-20 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Phoenix
MAHLI
Panoramic Camera
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This set of images from Mars shows the handiwork of different tools on three NASA missions to the surface of Mars.
PIA16731:
Different Tools for Different Purposes on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
CHIMRA
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These schematic drawings show a top view and a cutaway view of a section of the drill on NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars.
PIA16727:
Views of Curiosity's Drill
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
CHIMRA
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This figure shows the location of CHIMRA on the turret of NASA's Curiosity rover, together with a cutaway view of the device. CHIMRA processes samples from the rover's scoop or drill and delivers them to science instruments.
PIA16691:
Preparing Samples on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
CHIMRA
Mastcam
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This image shows the location of the 150-micrometer sieve screen on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, a device used to remove larger particles from samples before delivery to science instruments.
PIA16688:
Sifting Martian Samples
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-20 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 details of rock texture and color in an area where the rover's Dust Removal Tool (DRT) brushed away dust that was on the rock.
PIA16687:
Zapped, Martian Rock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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From a position in the shallow 'Yellowknife Bay' depression, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used its right Mast Camera (Mastcam) to take the telephoto images combined into this panorama of geological diversity.
PIA16685:
Setting the Scene for Curiosity's First Drilling
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-20 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a landslide deposit which flowed towards the floor of Ganges Chasma.
PIA16258:
Ganges Chasma
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a field of dunes on the floor of an unnamed crater in Terra Cimmeria.
PIA16257:
Crater Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-18 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The parallel ridges in this image captured by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of Arsia Sulci - a region west of Arsia Mons. How these features were formed is unknown.
PIA16256:
Arsia Sulci
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-15 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows more of the extensive lava flows in Daedalia Planum.
PIA16255:
Daedalia Planum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-14 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The volcanic flows in this image captured by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of Daedalia Planum, an extensive flow field originating from Arsia Mons.
PIA16254:
Daedalia Planum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-13 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
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A day after NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drilled the first sample-collection hole into a rock on Mars, the rover's Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument shot laser pulses into the fresh rock powder that the drilling generated.
PIA16765:
Laser Hits on Martian Drill Tailings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-13 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The arcuate fractures and depressions in this image captured by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of Avernus Cavi.
PIA16253:
Avernus Fractures
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-12 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Small gullies captured in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey are located on the north and south sides of this hill. The hill is part of the mountainous region that borders the northeastern side of Argyre Planitia.
PIA16252:
Gullies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-11 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the southern margin of Pavonis Mons.
PIA16251:
Pavonis Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Hazcam (MSL)
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This frame from a set of three images from NASA's Curiosity rover shows the rover's drill in action on Feb. 8, 2013, or Sol 182, Curiosity's 182nd Martian day of operations.
PIA16728:
Ready, Set, Drill Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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At the center of this image from NASA's Curiosity rover is the hole in a rock called 'John Klein' where the rover conducted its first sample drilling on Mars.
PIA16726:
Curiosity's First Sample Drilling
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used its Mast Camera (Mastcam) to take the images combined into this mosaic of the drill area, called 'John Klein,' where the rover ultimately performed its first sample drilling.
PIA16686:
Investigating Curiosity's Drill Area
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-08 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the dune field on the floor of Brashear Crater.
PIA16250:
Brashear Crater Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-07 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This rectangular version of a self-portrait of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines dozens of exposures taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 177th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Feb. 3, 2013).
PIA16764:
Curiosity Rover's Self Portrait at 'John Klein' Drilling Site, Cropped
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-07 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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The rover is positioned at a patch of flat outcrop called 'John Klein,' which was selected as the site for the first rock-drilling activities by NASA's Curiosity. This self-portrait was acquired to document the drilling site.
PIA16763:
Curiosity Rover's Self Portrait at 'John Klein' Drilling Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-07 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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A blink pair of images taken before and after NASA's Curiosity performed a 'mini drill' test on a Martian rock shows changes resulting from that activity.
PIA16762:
Before-and-After Blink of Curiosity 'Mini Drill' into Mars Rock Animation Icon
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MAHLI
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After an activity called the 'mini drill test' by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, the rover's MAHLI camera recorded this view of the results. The test generated a ring of powdered rock for inspection in advance of the rover's first full drilling.
PIA16761:
Close-Up After Preparatory Test of Drilling on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-07 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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In an activity called the 'mini drill test,' NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used its drill to generate this ring of powdered rock for inspection in advance of the rover's first full drilling.
PIA16760:
Preparatory Test of Drilling on Mars Generates Rock Powder
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-07 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows several small landslide deposits in Noctis Labyrinthus.
PIA16249:
Landslide Deposits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-06 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The channel feature in this image captured by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft is part of Tyrrhena Fossae, a large depression that dissects Tyrrhena Mons.
PIA16248:
Tyrrhena Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-05 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The dunes in this image captured by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located on the margin of Meroe Patera.
PIA16247:
Meroe Patera Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-04 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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The bit in the rotary-percussion drill of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity left its mark in a target patch of rock called 'John Klein' during a test on Feb. 2, 2013, in preparation for the first drilling of a rock by the rover.
PIA16717:
Preparatory Test for First Rock Drilling by Mars Rover Curiosity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-04 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
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This head-on view shows the tip of the drill bit on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity. The view merges two exposures taken by the remote micro-imager in the rover's ChemCam instrument at different focus settings.
PIA16719:
Drill Bit Tip on Mars Rover Curiosity, Head-on View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-04 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
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The shape of the tip of the bit in the drill of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is apparent in this view recorded by the remote micro-imager in the rover's ChemCam instrument on Mars. Jan. 29, 2012; the bit is about 0.6 inch (1.6 centimeters) wide.
PIA16718:
Drill Bit Tip on Mars Rover Curiosity, Side View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-04 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the western margin of Juventae Chasma and the dunes that occur at the base of the chasma cliff.
PIA16246:
Juventae Chasma Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-01 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This unnamed channel is located in Terra Cimmeria as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA16782:
Channel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-31 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a small portion of the lava flows that make up Daedalia Planum.
PIA16781:
Daedalia Planum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-30 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The small dark dunes in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located on the floor of Holden Crater.
PIA16780:
Holden Crater Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-29 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The lava flows and collapse features in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located near Ascraeus Mons.
PIA16779:
Ascraeus Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-28 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Hazcam (MSL)
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The percussion drill in the turret of tools at the end of the robotic arm of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has been positioned in contact with the rock surface in this image from the rover's front Hazard-Avoidance Camera (Hazcam).
PIA16716:
Curiosity's Drill in Place for Load Testing Before Drilling
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This unnamed channel is located east of Baetis Chaos as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA16773:
Channel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-25 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The small parallel ridges in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft were created by the erosive power of wind blown particles.
PIA16751:
Wind Erosion
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