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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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)
HiRISE
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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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HiRISE
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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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HiRISE
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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)
HiRISE
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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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HiRISE
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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)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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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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HiRISE
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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The Athabasca region contains some of the youngest lava flows on Mars. This looks like a circular island surrounded by a 'sea' of smooth-looking lava flows. This image was observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18932:
An Enigmatic Feature in Athabasca Lava Flows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Arabia Terra is one of the more dusty regions on Mars, where ever-falling red dust covers the surface allowing only minor variations in color and tone as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18931:
Dunes and Wind Streaks in Arabia Terra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Transverse aeolian ridges (TARs) are commonly found throughout the Martian tropics, including rocky regions such as Syrtis Major that are largely devoid of dust as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18930:
Braided TARs in Syrtis Major
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HiRISE
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A significant event has occurred in Inca City. The layer of seasonal ice has started to develop long cracks as evidenced by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18896:
Spring in Inca City V
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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At certain times in spring, fans take on a gray or blue appearance. This is the time in Inca City when this phenomenon happens, as seen in this image acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18895:
Spring in Inca City IV
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HiRISE
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This image, acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows there are a few more fans on the ridge as spring activity progresses in Inca City.
PIA18894:
Spring in Inca City III
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HiRISE
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The season is officially spring on Mars in Inca City. This image was acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Large blotches of dust cover the araneiforms.
PIA18893:
Spring in Inca City II
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HiRISE
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This was the first image to be acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter after the sun rose on Inca City, marking the end to polar night. A few fans are visible emerging from the araneiforms.
PIA18892:
Spring in Inca City I
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This frame from an animated artist's rendering begins with NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft above Mars. The movie then transitions to a sequence of HiRISE images of the comet taken as it flew past Mars.
PIA19045:
Mars Orbiter Observes Comet Siding Spring (Animation) Animation Icon
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HiRISE
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This frame from a movie sequence of images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring before and after its close pass by Mars in October 2014. False color enhances subtle variations in brightness in the comet's coma.
PIA19044:
Mars-Flyby Comet in False Color Animation Icon
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CRISM
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The Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter obtained this spectrum for comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring during the comet's close approach to Mars.
PIA18865:
Mars-Orbiting Spectrometer Shows Dusty Comet's Spectrum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Five images of comet Siding Spring taken within a 35-minute period as it passed near Mars on Oct. 19, 2014, provide information about the size of the comet's nucleus. The images were acquired by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18863:
Mars Orbiter Sizes Up Passing Comet
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HiRISE
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This graph shows changes in apparent brightness of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it approached and receded from Mars, as seen by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The pattern suggests the comet rotates once every eight hours.
PIA18862:
Brightness Rhythm of Mars Flyby Comet Is Clue to Rotation Rate
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Shallow Subsurface Radar (SHARAD)
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A comparison of two radargrams from the SHARAD instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows effects on the Martian ionosphere from the close passage of a comet.
PIA18861:
Radar Indication of Effect of Comet Flyby on Martian Ionosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE, with its high resolution and eight years in orbit about Mars, has shown that many dunes and ripples on the planet are active.
PIA18890:
Hardened Dunes in Arcadia Planitia
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a small channel cutting into young volcanic lavas in a region where massive catastrophic flooding took place in the relatively recent past in the Athabasca Valles region.
PIA18889:
Sand Sources Near Athabasca Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter acquired this image to aid in the search for the missing lander, Mars 2. If the debris field is found, it could serve as a future landing location to study the effects of crash landing on the Martian surface.
PIA18888:
Search for the Mars 2 Debris Field
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an impact crater that was cut by lava in the Elysium Planitia region of Mars. It looks relatively flat, with a shallow floor, rough surface texture, and possible cooling cracks.
PIA18887:
Which Way is Up?
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CRISM
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These two infrared images of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring were taken by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Oct. 19, 2014.
PIA15291:
Images From Mars-Orbiting Spectrometer Show Comet's Coma
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HiRISE
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These images were taken of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Oct. 19, 2014, during the comet's close flyby of Mars and the spacecraft.
PIA18618:
First Resolved Image of a Long-Period Comet's Nucleus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Most surface ice on Mars is temporary. The polar layered deposits are thick stacks of permanent water ice at each pole, and the South Polar residual cap may be a permanent (although dynamic) layer of carbon dioxide ice as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissanc
PIA18832:
Perennial Frost in a Crater on the Northern Plains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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In the northern section of this from image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, we see flat terrain that is probably an ancient lava field. These dust avalanches are common in dust-covered regions on Mars.
PIA18831:
A Collection of Landforms in Eastern Elysium Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Melas Chasma is the widest segment of the Valles Marineris canyon, and is an area where NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has detected the presence of sulfates.
PIA18830:
Mounds of Layered Material on the West Edge of Melas Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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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' at the base of the Valles Marineris canyon system.
PIA18829:
A Light Toned Deposit in Arsinoes Chaos
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HiRISE
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows both dome and barchan dunes in a small sand dune field on the floor of Newton Crater, an approximately 300 kilometer (130 mile) wide crater in the Southern hemisphere of Mars.
PIA18820:
Dome and Barchan Dunes in Newton Crater
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HiRISE
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows bright and dark slope streaks in craters in the Arabia Terra region.
PIA18819:
Bright Slope Streaks in Arabia Terra
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HiRISE
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Nili Patera is a region on Mars in which dunes and ripples are moving rapidly. HiRISE continues to monitor this area every couple of months to see changes over seasonal and annual time scales as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18818:
Continual Dune and Ripple Migration in Nili Patera
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HiRISE
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Oxia Planum is broad clay-bearing surface between Mawrth and Ares Vallis that has been proposed as a future landing site on Mars. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18817:
Possible Future Mars Landing Site in Oxia Planum
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Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the 'Bradbury Landing' location where it landed in August 2012 to the 'Pahrump Hills' outcrop where it drilled into the lowest part of Mount Sharp.
PIA18607:
Curiosity Mars Rover's Route from Landing to 'Pahrump Hills'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This image, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the transition between the 'Murray Formation,' in which layers are poorly expressed and difficult to trace from orbit, and the hematite ridge, which is made up of continuous layers.
PIA18785:
Geological Transition
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