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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The North Polar layered deposits provide a record of recent climate changes on Mars as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. Color variations between layers are due to differences in composition of the dust.
PIA20541:
Colorful Polar Layered Deposits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image was targeted for NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft to look at a candidate new crater on a lobate apron. Such aprons are often ice-rich, but the crater shows no bright material that would indicate ice.
PIA20540:
Looking for Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Scientists think these polygonal fractures seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft contain chlorides, like sodium chloride or table salt, or maybe chloride of calcium or magnesium.
PIA20539:
Old Salt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Alluvial fans are gently-sloping wedges of sediments deposited by flowing water. Some of the best-preserved alluvial fans on Mars are in Saheki Crater, seen here by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20538:
Stratigraphy of Alluvial Fans in Saheki Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This map shows local variations in Mars' gravitational pull on orbiters, presenting unprecedented detail based on several years of data from tracking three of NASA's Mars orbiters.
PIA20327:
Local Variations in the Gravitational Pull of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This Mars map shows variations in thickness of the planet's crust, the relatively thin surface layer over the interior mantle of the planet. It shows unprecedented detail derived from new mapping of variations in Mars' gravitational pull on orbiters.
PIA20326:
Newly Detailed Map of Mars' Crustal Thickness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Newly detailed mapping of local variations in Mars' gravitational pull on orbiters (center), combined with topographical mapping of the planet's mountains and valleys (left) yields the best-yet mapping of Mars' crustal thickness (right).
PIA20277:
Using Gravity and Topography to Map Mars' Crustal Thickness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft was taken to look at seasonal frost in gullies during southern winter on Mars, with the Sun only about two degrees over the horizon (just before sunset).
PIA20480:
Night Vision
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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West of NASA's Curiosity landing site, this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft along the northwestern floor of Gale Crater is between Aeolis Mons (informally called 'Mt. Sharp') and the crater rim.
PIA20479:
The Northwest Floor of Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image, acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, shows the eastern edge of a very large deposit of wind-blown dust that occupies Ganges Chasma.
PIA20478:
The Dune Sea of Ganges Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter used its HiRISE camera to obtain this view of an area with unusual texture on the southern floor of Gale Crater. An enigmatic deposit appears to have flowed into the small crater from the south.
PIA20167:
For a Decade Orbiting Mars: One Recent View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image was acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft just after the northern winter solstice, when Southern hemisphere shadows are longest.
PIA20472:
Frosted Gully Slopes in Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows Hargraves Crater, located on the northwestern margin of Isidis Basin, a region that hosts many proposed future Mars landing sites.
PIA20471:
Colorful Hargraves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft was acquired near the Martian winter solstice, when the sun was low over the horizon at this location.
PIA20470:
Dramatic Shadows over a Fossil Glacier
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Mars' permanent North Polar cap is ringed by sand dunes. In the winter and spring the dunes are covered by a seasonal cap of dry ice as seen by NASA's by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20469:
Summer Sand Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows the northern rim of a crater in Deuteronilus. At the northern end, we see the crater rim and ridges inside and below that rim.
PIA20463:
A Possible Alluvial Fan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft captured these rounded, mysterious mounds occur along the floor of a depression in northern Arabia Terra.
PIA20462:
Rounded Mounds in Northern Arabia Terra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The wind has carved features, called yardangs, one of many in this scene, and deposited sand on the floor of shallow channels between them as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20461:
Wind at Work
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The Eridania Basin is thought to have once contained a large sea. This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows the Gorgonum Basin, which lies along the eastern edge of Eridania.
PIA20379:
Inverted Terrain in Eridania
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image, captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, shows the western side of an elongated pit depression in eastern Noctis Labyrinthus. Along the pit's upper wall is a light-toned layered deposit.
PIA20371:
Jarosite in Noctis Labyrinthus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image was taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, in one of the regions on Mars well-known for its viscous flow features (VFF), which are massive flowing deposits believed to be composed of a mixture of ice and dust.
PIA20370:
A Tale of Two Flows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft has been orbiting Mars for nine years. These barchan sand dunes have been imaged at least five times already, and each time, a bit more movement is revealed.
PIA20369:
The Changing Sands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, is of an area on the lower southeastern flank of the volcano Elysium Mons. A small, dark pristine-appearing pit is clearly visible among the numerous small impact craters.
PIA20368:
Pit Crater near Elysium Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-14 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft is of a morphologically fresh and simple impact crater in the Hellespontus region; it has a simple bowl shape and raised crater rim.
PIA20340:
A Young, Fresh Crater in Hellespontus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-14 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Schaeberle Crater is a large, heavily-infilled crater with many interesting features. This image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows a window into the crater fill deposit, showcasing eroding bedrock and aeolian landforms.
PIA20339:
Erosion and Deposition in Schaeberle Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-14 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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McLaughlin Crater (21.9 N, 337.6 E) is a large, approximately 95-kilometer diameter impact crater located north of Mawrth Vallis, in Arabia Terra, seen here by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20338:
Mars 2020 Candidate Landing Site in McLaughlin Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-14 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows a water-carved channel. The channel pattern, called dendritic because of its tree, like branching running down over the rim of an ancient impact basin across the basin floor.
PIA20337:
Ancient Rivers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The striking feature in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is a boulder-covered landslide along a canyon wall. Landslides occur when steep slopes fail, sending a mass of soil and rock to flow downhill, leaving a scarp atop the slope.
PIA20290:
Boulders on a Landslide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The arc of hills in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft is the rim of an old and infilled impact crater. The sediments that were deposited within the crater have since formed polygonal cracks.
PIA20289:
A Frost Enhanced Landscape
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows an interesting collection of kilometer-scale craters with flat and smooth floors. The craters themselves may be caused by debris from a distant larger impact.
PIA20288:
Icy Erosion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This map shows the route on lower Mount Sharp that NASA's Curiosity followed between April 19, 2015, and Nov. 5, 2015.
PIA20173:
Curiosity's Path During 2015 Studies of Silica-Rich Rocks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-17 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 its location in December 2015.
PIA20172:
Curiosity Rover's Traverse, First 1,185 Sols on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft in September, shows Curiosity as it was exploring the boundary between two rock units: the light-toned Murray Formation and the overlying and darker-toned Stimson unit.
PIA20211:
Curiosity Trek
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The sinuous ridges in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft display strong characteristics of ancient meandering riverbeds that are preserved as inverted topography.
PIA20210:
Inverted Streams in the Aeolis Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows bright and dark patterns with curving boundaries. This region of Echus Chasma has been flooded by lava flows that produced rough and smooth surfaces.
PIA20209:
Strange Patterns in Echus Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows Solis Planum, a huge mound south of Valles Marineris. Like Earth's water table, Mars has an ice table.
PIA20208:
The Coming and Going of Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft contains interesting examples of crosscutting, sinuous and straight ridges. Both ridges may be ancient river deposits.
PIA20160:
Inverted Meandering Rivers at a Possible Future Mars Landing Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft is of a landing site that the flattest, safest place on Mars: part of Meridiani Planum, close to where the Opportunity rover landed.
PIA20159:
A Landing Site for ExoMars 2016
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The central portion of this image is dominated by a sharp-rimmed crater that is roughly 5 kilometers in diameter. On its slopes, gullies show young (geologically recent) headward erosion, which is the lengthening of the gully in the upslope direction.
PIA20158:
A Youthful Crater in the Cydonia Colles Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This whole area, located in Solis Planum, is an interesting, tectonic terrain south of Noctis Labrynthus which generally slopes toward the south as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20157:
Down in the Paleochannels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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In this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, an ancient sinuous meandering river system is surrounded by features called 'yardangs.' The yardangs are the ridge-like landforms that align approximately north-south.
PIA20047:
Meanders in Ridge Form in the Zephyria Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The southern section of Cydonia Region is dominated by both a series of craters and the remnants of channels that may be from a past fluvial system as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20046:
Small Channels and a Rocky Patch in the Cydonia Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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On an early fall afternoon in Ganges Chasma (Valles Marineris), NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft managed to capture a cluster of eight dust devils.
PIA20045:
Marching Dust Devils
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Ophir Chasma forms the northern portion of Valles Marineris, and this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft features a small part of its wall and floor.
PIA20044:
Layers and Fractures in Ophir Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-14 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows numerous branching ridges with various degrees of sinuosity. These branching forms resemble tributaries funneling and draining into larger channel trunks towards the upper portion.
PIA20006:
Fine-Branched Ridges
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-14 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Sometimes a central pit forms inside some Martian craters, especially when there's substantial ground ice. Such is the case in this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20005:
Gullies in a Central Pit Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-14 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Kasei Valles is a valley system was likely carved by some combination of flowing water and lava. In some areas, erosion formed cliffs along the flow path resulting in water or lava falls as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20004:
Kasei Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-14 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The hills in the relatively-smooth region surrounding this image are flat topped erosional remnants or mesas with irregular or even polyhedral margins in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20003:
A Cone Shaped Hill
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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In the best-selling novel 'The Martian' and the movie based on it, stranded astronaut Mark Watney's adventures take him to the rim of Mawrth Crater. This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the nature of this terrain.
PIA19915:
Western Edge of Mars' Marth Crater, a Movie Location
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a location on Mars associated with the best-selling novel and Hollywood movie, 'The Martian.' It is the science-fiction tale's planned landing site for the Ares 4 mission.
PIA19914:
'The Martian' Story's Ares 4 Landing Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a location on Mars associated with the best-selling novel and Hollywood movie, 'The Martian.' This area is in the Acidalia Planitia region.
PIA19913:
The Ares 3 Landing Site: Where Science Fact Meets Fiction
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows modified barchan dunes with shapes that resemble 'raptor claws.' The unusual morphology of these dunes suggests a limited supply of windblown sand.
PIA19962:
Aeolian Features of Scandia Cavi
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows a channel system flowing to the southwest toward the huge Hellas impact basin.
PIA19961:
Dynamic Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows a channel system flowing to the southwest toward the huge Hellas impact basin.
PIA19960:
Nested Channels near Hellas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows the nature of the terrain at the rim of Marth Crater just as a dust storm arrives.
PIA19959:
Western Edge of Marth Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft provides information about erosion and movement of surface material, about wind and weather patterns, even about the soil grains and grain sizes.
PIA19958:
All Along the Fractures
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-28 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This frame from an animation simulates a fly-around look at one of the places on Mars where dark streaks advance down slopes during warm seasons, possibly involving liquid water. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19919:
Animation of Site of Seasonal Flows in Hale Crater, Mars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-28 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The dark, narrow streaks flowing downhill on Mars at sites such as this portion of Horowitz Crater are inferred to be formed by seasonal flow of water on modern-day Mars in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19918:
Recurring "Lineae" on Slopes at Horowitz Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-28 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Dark narrow streaks, called 'recurring slope lineae,' emanate from the walls of Garni Crater on Mars, in this view constructed from observations by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19917:
Dark, Recurring Streaks on Walls of Garni Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-28 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Dark, narrow streaks on Martian slopes such as these at Hale Crater are inferred to be formed by seasonal flow of water on contemporary Mars as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19916:
Recurring 'Lineae' on Slopes at Hale Crater, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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These strange features in Syria Planum have the same general form as transverse aeolian ridges (TARs) elsewhere on Mars; windblown deposits that are common in the Martian tropics, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA19942:
Bizarre TARs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The workings of the Martian winds are visible in this image of sand dunes trapped inside an unnamed crater in southern Terra Cimmeria captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA19941:
Which Came First?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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A variety of diverse morphological features are present in this image located in the southeastern area of the Nili Fossae region and just northeast of Syrtis Major as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA19940:
Possible Sulfates in the Northeast Syrtis Major Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This is a close-up from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft of the western Medusa Fossae formation where we can see dust-covered rocky, bedrock surfaces (beige) and a bluish-tinted sand sheet that transitions into several dunes.
PIA19939:
Western Medusa Fossae Formation: Dust and Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-02 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This view combines information from two instruments on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to map color-coded composition over the shape of the ground in a small portion of the Nili Fossae plains region of Mars' northern hemisphere.
PIA19817:
Rocks Here Sequester Some of Mars' Early Atmosphere
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Researchers estimating the amount of carbon held in the ground at the largest known carbonate-containing deposit on Mars utilized data including physical properties from THEMIS (left) and mineral information from CRISM (right).
PIA19816:
Multiple Instruments Used for Mars Carbon Estimate
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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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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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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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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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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 Orbiter is 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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