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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft nicely captures several influential geologic processes that have shaped the landscape of Lycus Sulci.
PIA19870:
Ridge and Talus in Lycus Sulci
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows a terrain of relatively smooth region that transitions into sharp ridges called yardangs on Apollonaris Patera.
PIA19869:
Yardang-Sculpted Deposits from Apollonaris Patera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Tithonium Chasma is a part of Valles Marineris, the largest canyon in the Solar System. If Valles Marineris was located on Earth it would span across almost the entire United States. This observation is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA19868:
Light-Toned Layers in Tithonium Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Among the many discoveries by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter since the mission was launched on Aug. 12, 2005, are seasonal flows on some steep slopes. These flows have a set of characteristics consistent with shallow seeps of salty water.
PIA19805:
For Anniversary of Orbiter's Launch: Seasonal Flows in Mars' Valles Marineris
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This enhanced-color image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows gullies in the northern wall of an unnamed crater in Utopia Planitia. The banked, sinuous shape of the gully channels suggest that water was involved in their formation.
PIA19862:
Gullies on the Wall of an Unnamed Crater in Utopia Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a portion of a long valley system in northern Arabia Terra.
PIA19861:
A Fresh Shallow Valley Transitions to an Inverted Channel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This scene captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter includes chaotic deposits with a wide range of colors. The deposits are distinctive with both unique colors and small-scale textures such as fracture patterns.
PIA19860:
Diverse Deposits in Melas Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is part of a proposed landing site in Aram Dorsum for the ExoMars Rover, planned for launch in 2018. Upper layers of light toned sediments have been eroded, leaving a lower surface which appears dark.
PIA19859:
A Possible Landing Site for the ExoMars Rover in Aram Dorsum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This series of images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter successively zooms into 'spider' features, or channels carved in the surface in radial patterns, in the south polar region of Mars.
PIA19823:
Volunteers Help Decide Where to Point Mars Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Most larger chasmata contain kilometer-thick light-toned layered deposits composed of sulfates. However, some of the chasmata, like Ius Chasma shown in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, lack these deposits or have much thinner deposits.
PIA19855:
Sedimentary Deposits within Ius Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbite observed this image of an isolated mountain in the Southern highlands reveals a large exposure of 'purplish' bedrock.
PIA19854:
Purple Mountain's Majesty
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the central peak in Porter Crater. Southward on the slopes below the peak is a large dune field.
PIA19853:
Potential Active Processes in Porter Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Seasonal frost commonly forms at middle and high latitudes on Mars, much like winter snow on Earth. However, on Mars most frost is carbon dioxide (dry ice) rather than water ice. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19852:
Frosty Gullies on the Northern Plains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Oxia Planum is an ancient (Noachian epoch) terrain situated to the east of Chryse Planitia at about 18 degrees north. This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiteris of a proposed ExoMars Landing Site.
PIA19851:
Clay-Rich Terrain in Oxia Planum: A Proposed ExoMars Landing Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the southwestern floor of a 50-kilometer diameter unnamed crater, about 100 kilometers northeast of Hellas Basin.
PIA19850:
A Channel System and Patterned Ground near Hellas Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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A pedestal crater is when the ejecta from an impact settles around the new crater and is more erosion-resistant than the surrounding terrain as seen in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19849:
Pedestal Crater Development
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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A delta is a pile of sediment dumped by a river where it enters a standing body of water. Evidence for deltas that formed billions of years ago on Mars has been mounting in recent years. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19848:
Searching for Clinoforms in a Possible Delta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbite shows a candidate 2018 European Space Agency ExoMars landing site in Hypanis Vallis.
PIA19846:
Cloudy Skies over Hypanis Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The focus of this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is on the western end of a fan-shaped landform, located at the end point of a sinuous valley.
PIA19845:
A Fan-Shaped Landform and Nearby Light-Toned Material
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The objective of this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is to examine a light-toned deposit in a region of what is called 'chaotic terrain.' Some shapes suggest erosion by a fluid moving north and south.
PIA19844:
A Light Toned Deposit in Aureum Chaos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Gully and defrosting activity have been visible here along the edge of a dune field, along with blocks of frost. Observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter of the same area help check for repeat activity.
PIA19843:
Active High-Latitude Dune-Gullies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Researchers have found deposits of impact glass preserved in Martian craters, including Alga Crater, shown here. The detection is based on data from the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19673:
Spectral Signals Indicating Impact Glass on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter locates what appears to be a graben (a fault-bounded valley) on a large scale, and locally became a vent region for lava flows.
PIA11778:
Gigas Sulci
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This impact crater, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, appears relatively recent as it has a sharp rim and well-preserved ejecta.
PIA11777:
A Fresh Crater near Sirenum Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a lacy network of many fine channels associated with jets in the subliming carbon dioxide of the springtime.
PIA11776:
A Mysterious Bright Streak on the South Polar Layered Deposits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter targets some unknown fill or mantling material within valleys on a crater floor and within a central pit.
PIA11775:
Fill or Mantling Material in a Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a landscape that is pervasively eroded, right up to the tops of the ridges, with channels extending down into depositional fans much like alluvial fans in the Mojave Desert.
PIA18563:
Alluvial Fans in Mojave Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers layered sedimentary rocks on the floor of an impact crater north of Eberswalde Crater. There may have been a lake in this crater billions of years ago.
PIA18562:
Sedimentary Rock Layers on a Crater Floor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Seasonal flows called recurring slope lineae (RSL) grow down warm slopes in the summer, fade when they become inactive, then re-form the following year when the slopes warm up again from the Sun. This observation is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
PIA18561:
Seasonal Flows in Asimov Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Although Mars' soloar cap survives each warm summer season, it is constantly changing its shape due to sublimation of carbon dioxide from steep slopes and deposition onto flat areas as seen in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18560:
Honey, I Shrunk the Mesas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image was acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to complete a stereo pair over sinuous ridges in Argyre Planitia, but dust clouds kicked up, obscuring most of the surface.
PIA19459:
Darn Dust!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Ravines (or very large gullies) are actively forming on Mars during the coldest times of year, when carbon dioxide frost aids mass wasting as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19458:
Warm-Season Flows in Cold-Season Ravines
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The long straight ridges seen in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are called yardangs and they form on Mars (and Earth) when the wind strips away the inter-ridge material.
PIA19457:
On the Beauty of Yardangs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a dusty area of Mars. The dark streaks on the slopes are locations where the dust has slumped downhill revealing a less dusty surface underneath.
PIA19456:
Slope Streaks on a Dusty Planet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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In this image from NASA's Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, we can see quite a spectacular layering pattern inside an impact crater called Spallanzani.
PIA19367:
Layering in Spallanzani Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Alluvial fans are piles of debris dumped by rivers when they emerge from the mountains and enter a mostly dry valley as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19366:
Sinuous Ridge on the Orson Welles Bajada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This highly tectonized terrain (meaning it possesses many faults), as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, has its low-lying areas filled with some form of younger material.
PIA19365:
Embayment in Tectonized Fluvial Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows some striking dark downslope flows in Aram Chaos.
PIA19364:
Slope Monitoring in Aram Chaos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is the target of the Ares 3 landing site from 'The Martian' by Andy Weir.
PIA19363:
Ares 3 Landing Site: The Martian Revisited
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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A view from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on April 8, 2015, catches sight of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover passing through a valley called 'Artist's Drive' on the lower slope of Mount Sharp.
PIA19392:
Mars Orbiter Sees Curiosity Rover in 'Artist's Drive'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Recurring slope lineae are active flows on warm Martian slopes that might be caused by seeping water. One of the most active sites known is in the central peaks of Hale Crater as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19359:
Seasonal Flows in the Central Mountains of Hale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The target of this observation as seen by ASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is a circular depression in a dark-toned unit associated with a field of cones to the northeast.
PIA19358:
Layers and Dark Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Coprates Chasma is located in the huge canyon system, Vallis Marineris. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter finds indications of high thermal inertia.
PIA19357:
What on Mars is a High Thermal-Inertia Surface?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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There are some interesting erosional signs in this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which will make for a good comparison with other intracrater fans and fluvial sedimentary landforms.
PIA19356:
Sinuous Ridge Materials in Reuyl Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This frame from a sequence of images shows a blast zone where the sky crane from NASA's Curiosity rover mission hit the ground after setting the rover down in August 2012. The images are from HiRISE on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19159:
Changes in Scars From 2012 Mars Landing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-25 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an interesting crater floor with what appear to be inverted channels, rounded lobe-like landforms, and light-toned layered deposits along the southern portion of the crater wall.
PIA19353:
Possible Fluvial Features in Golden Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-25 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Osuga Valles lies around 170 kilometers to the south of Eos Chasma, which is at the eastern end of the vast Valles Marineris canyon system as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19352:
The Lowest Point of Osuga Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-25 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows samples of bedrock lithologies which give us a measure of the post-flood erosion and modification history for the floor of Kasei Valles.
PIA19351:
At the Head of a Kasei Valles Cataract
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-25 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image is of a portion of the Southern plains region within Hellas, the largest impact basin on Mars, with a diameter of about 2300 kilometers (1400 miles), as observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19350:
Pitted Landforms in Southern Hellas Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-24 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Eleven years and two months after its landing on Mars, the total driving distance of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity surpassed the length of a marathon race: 26.219 miles (42.195 kilometers).
PIA19157:
Opportunity Rover Surpasses Marathon Distance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers Raga Crater, the location of well-studied recurring slope lineae (RSL). RSL are dark flows that disappear and re-form every Mars year at certain locations.
PIA19309:
Recurring Slope Lineae in Raga Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Gullies are commonly found in the southern mid-latitudes of Mars. In this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter they start near top of a long ridge, and descend into an impact crater that lies at the bottom of the ridge.
PIA19308:
Gullies and Layers in a Crater Near Mariner Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the nature of large fissures in a smooth apron around a mound in the Phlegra region.
PIA19307:
Cracks in a Debris Apron
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a region of Acidalia Planitia which is covered by dense fields of boulders up to several meters high.
PIA19306:
Ares 3 and The Martian
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows sand avalanches in Meroe Patera.
PIA19305:
Sand Avalanches in Meroe Patera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter of craters near Nilokeras Scopulus shows two pits partially filled with lumpy material, probably trapped dust that blew in from the atmosphere.
PIA19304:
Craters Near Nilokeras Scopulus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image shows a possible landing site for the 2020 Mission: Jezero Crater, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19303:
A Possible Landing Site for the 2020 Mission: Jezero Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows dark dunes in the western Medusae Fossae. This image shows no large dunes, but many of the dark sand patches cover slopes up to discrete layers.
PIA19302:
Dunes in Western Medusae Fossae Formation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This relatively fresh, shallowly incised valley was once filled with water and/or ice and flowed to the west toward a large, local depression in northern Arabia Terra as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19301:
A Fresh, Shallow Valley in Northern Arabia Terra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The trenches or 'fossae' are found in Athabasca Valles as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19300:
Cerberus Fossae: In the Relay Zone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a lava channel, which lies just to the east of the largest volcano in the solar system: Olympus Mons.
PIA19299:
Lava Flow Near the Base of Olympus Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Bigbee is a 21 kilometer-diameter impact crater located on the northern rim of Holden crater in southern Margaritifer Terra, a region on Mars that is well known for its long record of water-rich activity as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19296:
Fan-Shaped Deposits in Bigbee Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The gullies observed in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are within the valley wall of an ancient channel-Nirgal Vallis-a testament to flowing water in Mars' ancient past.
PIA19295:
Boulders in Gully Alcoves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The gullies observed in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are within the valley wall of an ancient channel-Nirgal Vallis-a testament to flowing water in Mars' ancient past.
PIA19294:
Gullies and Bedrock in Nirgal Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Taken in late southern spring and when Mars is near perihelion (closest distance to the Sun), this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the effects of dry ice sublimation on a longitudinal dune in the far Southern hemisphere.
PIA19293:
A Large, Longitudinal Dune
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover can be seen at the 'Pahrump Hills' area of Gale Crater in this view from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19114:
Curiosity Rover at 'Pahrump Hills'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The dark fans in this image are made up of small particles from the surface deposited on top of the seasonal layer of ice; carbon dioxide ice still covers much of the surface at this high latitude site observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19292:
Icy Wonderland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Several terrain types converge in this scene observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter from Arsinoes Chaos, in the far eastern portions of Valles Marineris.
PIA19291:
Yardangs in Arsinoes Chaos, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows two small craters (called 'tangential craters'), just touching on their rims, in the much larger Ptolmaeus Crater, which is located in the Martian Southern hemisphere.
PIA19290:
Tangential Craters within Ptolemaeus Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-28 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The pits visible in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter aren't impact craters. The material they are embedded into is ejecta (stuff thrown out of an impact crater when it forms) from a large crater called Hale not seen in this image.
PIA19289:
Pits in Hale Crater Ejecta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-28 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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In this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter made for a study of ancient craters, we see the craters filled with smooth material that has subsequently degraded into scallops. These formations might be possibly due to ground ice sublimation.
PIA19288:
Filled Crater and Scallops
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-28 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The terrain in this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter looks like an ancient uplifted crustal block. The area is riddled with faults (big cracks that allow rocks to slide) and ridges that look like uncovered magma dikes.
PIA19287:
Higher Terrain between Sinai and Solis Plana
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-28 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows several seemingly active gullies and their associated fans near the Argyre region.
PIA19286:
Gullies Old and New Near the Argyre Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter observes the southeast rim of Hale Crater, about 150 kilometers (90 miles) in diameter and located in the mid-southern latitudes just north of the massive Argyre basin.
PIA19176:
Southeast Rim of Hale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter observes a group of small gullies along a rock layer on the south wall of Liu Hsin Crater. At the foot of the gullies 'fans' of granular sediment have been deposited downhill from the gully formation.
PIA19175:
Gullies in Liu Hsin Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation, taken in June 2014, covers a small 1-kilometer sized simple crater located in the Southern hemisphere in late Martian winter as Mars is heading into spring.
PIA19139:
Crater Slopes: The Power of a Repeat Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a triple impact crater in Elysium Planitia near Tartarus Montes, which probably formed when a binary-or even triple-asteroid struck the surface.
PIA19138:
Triple-Crater in Elysium Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This annotated image taken on Dec. 15, 2014 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a bright feature interpreted as the United Kingdom's Beagle 2 Lander, which was never heard from after its expected Dec. 25, 2003, landing.
PIA19108:
Beagle 2 Lander Observed by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
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A configuration interpreted as the United Kingdom's Beagle 2 Lander, with solar panels at least partially deployed, is indicated in this composite of two images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19107:
Beagle 2 Lander on Mars, With Panels Deployed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This annotated image, taken in 2014, shows where features seen in an observation by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have been interpreted as hardware from the Dec. 25, 2003, arrival at Mars of the United Kingdom's Beagle 2 Lander.
PIA19106:
Components of Beagle 2 Flight System on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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There are many knob formations is the southeastern Acidalia region of Mars. All show a hilltop crest except one which has a summit crater that resembles a cone volcano in this image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19131:
Cratered Summit of a Knob
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This channelized area is near the source region of the huge outflow channel, Ares Vallis. It was at the distal end or 'long-ways down-river-area' where the Pathfinder/Sojourner mission landed on 4 July 1997.
PIA19130:
A Plateau in Ares Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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In this observation, does the morphology of these possible sedimentary fans match those found in Mojave Crater (not picture here)?
PIA19129:
Sedimentary Fans North of Mojave Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Visible in this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is a section of Cerberus Fossae, which are comprised of a series of rifts present located in Elysium Planitia just north the Martian equator.
PIA19128:
The Eastern Portion of Cerberus Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a new impact crater in Elysium Planitia.
PIA19127:
A Recent Impact in Elysium Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is approximately 6 by 6 kilometers and is located east of Noctis Labyrinthus, in a portion the large canyon system Valles Marineris.
PIA19126:
Strange Flow: Landslide, Impact Melt or Lava?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is of an approximately 5 kilometer (approx. 3.1 mile) diameter crater that is one of the rare examples of a fresh 'lunar-like' crater on Mars.
PIA19125:
A Polar Smile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is of an approximately 5 kilometer (approx. 3.1 mile) diameter crater that is one of the rare examples of a fresh 'lunar-like' crater on Mars.
PIA19124:
A Fresh, Lunar-Like Crater on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Elorza Crater is a complex crater located north of Coprates Chasma. This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter centers on the southwestern portion of the central uplift, characterized by numerous bedrock exposures and coherent impact melt flows.
PIA19123:
Possible Opaline Silica in the Central Uplift of Elorza Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows frosted gullies on a south-facing slope within a crater. At this time of year only south-facing slopes retain the frost, while the north-facing slopes have melted.
PIA19122:
Frosty Slopes in Late Spring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, approximately 1.5 x 3 kilometers, shows a sample of eroded Martian terrain in Arabia Terra.
PIA19121:
Eroding Terrain in Arabia Terra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Polar layered deposits slopes are quite extensive and partially surround the South polar residual cap as seen in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19120:
Polar Layered Deposit Slopes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Details of hilly terrain within a large Martian canyon are shown on a geological map based on observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and produced by the U.S. Geological Survey.
PIA19084:
Geological Mapping of Hills in Martian Canyon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This frame from an animation simulates a flyover of a portion of a Martian canyon detailed in a geological map produced by the U.S. Geological Survey and based on observations by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19085:
Simulated Flyover of Mars Canyon Map (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This closeup from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers a region in the Eridania Basin that shows interesting inverted ridges.
PIA19119:
Inverted Ridges in the Eridania Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Juventae Chasma is a giant box canyon, yet a relatively small segment of the enormous Valles Marineris system, seen here by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19118:
Recurring Slope Lineae in Juventae Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The frosted gullies in this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are located along an irregularly shaped pit which lies within an impact crater in Sisyphi Planum ocated northwards of the Southern polar layered deposits.
PIA19117:
Frosted Gullies in a Central Pit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Morava Valles, a small outflow channel in the Margaritifer Sinus region of Mars.
PIA19116:
Seeing Beneath the Surface in Morava Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the location where it landed in August 2012 to the 'Pahrump Hills' outcrop at the base of Mount Sharp.
PIA19067:
Curiosity Mars Rover's Route from Landing to Base of Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows exposures of deposits along the plateau just to the south of Coprates Chasma.
PIA18933:
Clays along the Coprates Chasma Plateau
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