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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Seasonal flows on warm Martian slopes may be caused by the flow of salty water on Mars, active today when the surface is warm (above the freezing point of the solution). This observation is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17727:
Seasonal Flows in Palikir Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Polygons form by the intersecting ridges of sand dunes. The illumination is coming from the upper left, so the bluish ridges are high-standing.
PIA17726:
Polygonal Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Terby Crater, sitting on the northern rim of Hellas Basin, has been filled by sedimentary deposits, perhaps deposited by or in water, as observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17872:
Sedimentary Bedrock Diversity in Terby Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers many shallow irregular pits with raised rims, concentrated along ridges and other topographic features.
PIA17871:
Mystery Martian Morphology of the Month
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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When boulders roll down a dusty Martian slope, they can leave long, dotted tracks behind on the slope surface as seen in this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17870:
Watch for Falling Rocks!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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In this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, lower wall rock spurs are found that spread dark materials onto a dune field, suggesting local wall materials are a nearby sediment source for dunes.
PIA17869:
Olivine-Bearing Dune Fields and Wall Rock in Coprates Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This set of images shows what might be hardware from the Soviet Union's 1971 Mars 3 lander, seen in a pair of images from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA16920:
Could This Be the Mars Soviet 3 Lander?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Ridges and Grooves That Wave and Buckle on a Valley Floor
PIA17880:
Ridges and Grooves That Wave and Buckle on a Valley Floor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The dark features here look like raindrops, but are actually sand dunes in Copernicus Crater. This observation is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17879:
Raindrops of Sand in Copernicus Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a well-preserved impact crater. A closeup view highlights distinctive bright lines and spots on the steep slope on the north side.
PIA17878:
Bright Tracks from Bouncing and Rolling Boulders
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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'Megabreccia' is a term used to describe jumbled, fragmented blocks of rock larger than 1 meter (1.09 yard) across. This image was observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17877:
Megabreccia on the Floor of an Impact Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows wind-caused changes in the parachute of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft as the chute lay on the Martian ground during months after its use in safe landing of the Curiosity rover.
PIA16813:
MSL's Parachute Flapping in the Wind Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This illustration schematically shows where the Shallow Radar instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter detected flood channels that had been buried by lava flows in the Elysium Planitia region of Mars.
PIA16767:
Visualization of Buried Marte Vallis Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped this series of pictures of sand dunes in the north polar region of Mars. Each panel shows ice cracks releasing dark sand as spring progresses.
PIA16715:
Seasonal Changes on Far-Northern Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This view of layered rocks on the floor of McLaughlin Crater shows sedimentary rocks that contain spectroscopic evidence for minerals formed through interaction with water. A combination of clues suggests this crater once held a lake fed by groundwater.
PIA16710:
Layers with Carbonate Content Inside McLaughlin Crater on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This map traces where NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drove between landing at a site subsequently named 'Bradbury Landing,' where the rover entered a shallow depression called 'Yellowknife Bay' on Sol 125 (Dec.12).
PIA16554:
Curiosity Traverse Map, Sol 130
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This map traces where NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drove between landing at a site subsequently named 'Bradbury Landing,' and the position reached during the mission's 123rd Martian day, or sol, (Aug. 10, 2012).
PIA16459:
Curiosity Traverse Map, Sol 123
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
CTX
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These images from the NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show several impact scars on Mars made by pieces of the NASA Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft that the spacecraft shed just before entering the Martian atmosphere.
PIA16456:
Impact Scars from MSL Cruise Stage and Two Balance Weights
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This map shows where NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has driven since landing at a site subsequently named 'Bradbury Landing,' and traveling to an overlook position near beside 'Point Lake,' in drives totaling 1,703 feet (519 meters).
PIA16577:
Curiosity Rover's Traverse, August through November 2012
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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A regional dust storm visible in the southern hemisphere of Mars in this nearly global mosaic of observations made by the Mars Color Imager on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Nov. 25, 2012, has contracted from its size a week earlier.
PIA16454:
Regional Dust Storm Weakening, Nov. 25, 2012
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This nearly global mosaic of observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Nov. 18, 2012, shows a dust storm in Mars' southern hemisphere. Small white arrows outline the area where dust from the storm is apparent in the atmosphere.
PIA16450:
Martian Dust Storm, Nov. 18, 2012
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This 3-D image shows the upcoming science destination for NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, a region dubbed 'Glenelg,' where three different types of material seen from orbit come together.
PIA16210:
'Glenelg' in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This stereo anaglyph shows the parachute and back shell that helped guide NASA's Curiosity to the surface of Mars. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA16209:
Parachute and Back Shell in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This stereo anaglyph shows NASA's Mars rover Curiosity where it landed on Mars within Gale Crater, at a site now called Bradbury Landing. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA16208:
Curiosity at Bradbury Landing Site in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image shows the topography, with shading added, around the area where NASA's Curiosity rover landed. An alluvial fan, or fan-shaped deposit where debris spreads out downslope, has been highlighted in lighter colors for better viewing.
PIA16158:
Where Water Flowed Downslope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This map shows the path on Mars of NASA's Curiosity rover toward Glenelg, an area where three terrains of scientific interest converge. Arrows mark what appears to be an ancient Martian streambed.
PIA16157:
Curiosity's Roadside Discoveries
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-19 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This map shows the route driven by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity through the 43rd Martian day, or sol, of the rover's mission on Mars (Sept. 19, 2012). The route starts where the rover touched down, a site subsequently named Bradbury Landing.
PIA16153:
Curiosity Traverse Map Through Sol 43
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Climate Sounder (MCS)
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Observations by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have detected carbon-dioxide snow clouds on Mars and evidence of carbon-dioxide snow falling to the surface.
PIA16138:
Carbon-Dioxide Snowfall on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-31 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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Details such as the shadow of the mast on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity appear in an image taken Aug. 17, 2012, by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, from more directly overhead than previous HiRISE images of Curiosity.
PIA15696:
Orbiter View of Curiosity From Nearly Straight Overhead
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-14 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This color-enhanced view of NASA's Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars was taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as the satellite flew overhead. The descent stage blast pattern around the rover is clearly seen as relatively blue colors.
PIA16057:
Curiosity in Exaggerated Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-14 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This color-enhanced view, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as the satellite flew overhead, shows the terrain around the Curiosity's landing site within Gale Crater on Mars. The rover is seen as the circular object.
PIA16056:
A Whole New World for Curiosity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This global map of Mars was acquired on Aug. 5, 2012, by the Mars Color Imager instrument on NASA's MRO. One global map is generated each day to forecast weather conditions for the entry, descent and landing of NASA's Curiosity rover.
PIA16037:
Mars Weather Map, Aug. 5
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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The geological context for the landing site of NASA's Curiosity rover is visible in this image mosaic obtained by the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA16031:
Staking out Curiosity's Landing Site
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This image shows the quadrangle where NASA's Curiosity rover landed, within the expansive Gale Crater. The mission's science team has divided the landing region into several square quadrangles, or quads, of interest about 1-mile (1.3-kilometers) wide.
PIA16030:
Curiosity's Quad
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter obtained this color image with the Mars Descent Imager aboard NASA's Curiosity rover during its descent to the surface. Curiosity landed on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT).
PIA16019:
A Better Look of the Martian Surface Animation Icon
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Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This still image from an animation shows the effects of weights from the entry vehicle of NASA's Curiosity rover hitting the surface of Mars.
PIA16016:
Ballasts Hitting the Surface, Close-Up Animation Icon
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Ballasts Hitting the Surface, Close-Up (with arrows)
PIA16015:
Ballasts Hitting the Surface, Close-Up (with arrows) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from an animation is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) showing the landing effects of the descent stage, the rover lander, the back shell and parachute, and the heat shield, all found on the left side of the image.
PIA16014:
Before and After Curiosity's Touchdown Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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The four main pieces of hardware that arrived on Mars with NASA's Curiosity rover were spotted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) which captured this image about 24 hours after landing.
PIA16001:
Scene of a Martian Landing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This close-up view shows NASA's Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars. The image was captured by the NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter about 24 hours after the rover made its grand appearance on Mars.
PIA16000:
Curiosity Spotted!
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This close-up view captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows darkened radial jets caused by the impact of Curiosity's sky crane, which helped deliver the rover to the surface of Mars.
PIA15999:
Signs of the Sky Crane's Impact
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This close-up view shows the rover Curiosity's parachute and back shell strewn across the surface of Mars. The image was captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter about 24 hours after the parachute helped guide the rover to the surface.
PIA15998:
Evidence of a Job Well Done
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This close-up view shows Curiosity's heat shield, which helped the rover survive the harrowing journey through the Martian atmosphere, on the surface of Mars. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter about 24 hours after landing.
PIA15997:
Final Resting Spot for Curiosity's Heat Shield
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HiRISE
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Late last night, in the morning hours of Aug. 6, as NASA's Curiosity rover fell to the surface of Mars, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captured an image of the rover gliding on its parachute.
PIA15993:
Curiosity Sails to Mars as Heat Shield Falls Away
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NASA's Curiosity rover and its parachute were spotted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as Curiosity descended to the surface on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT). Curiosity and its parachute are in the small white box at center.
PIA15983:
Curiosity Flying Over Mars
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NASA's Curiosity rover and its parachute were spotted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as Curiosity descended to the surface on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT). Curiosity and its parachute are in the center of the white box.
PIA15980:
Curiosity Spotted on Parachute by Orbiter
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NASA's Curiosity rover and its parachute were spotted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as Curiosity descended to the surface. The HiRISE camera captured this image of Curiosity while the orbiter was listening to transmissions from the rover.
PIA15979:
Curiosity Spotted on Parachute by Orbiter
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NASA's Curiosity rover and its parachute were spotted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as Curiosity descended to the surface. The HiRISE camera captured this image of Curiosity while the orbiter was listening to transmissions from the rover.
PIA15978:
Curiosity Spotted on Parachute by Orbiter
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This global map of Mars was acquired on Aug. 4, 2012, by the Mars Color Imager instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to forecast weather conditions for the entry, descent and landing of NASA's Curiosity rover.
PIA15968:
Mars Weather Map, Aug. 4, 2012
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This frame from an animation shows NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter flying over NASA's Curiosity (shown in pink) as the rover lands on the Red Planet.
PIA15964:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Flying Over Mars Animation Icon
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This global map of Mars was acquired on Aug. 2, 2012, by the Mars Color Imager instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. One global map is generated each day to forecast weather conditions for the entry, descent and landing of NASA's Curiosity.
PIA15962:
Mars Weather Map, Aug. 2, 2012
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This global map of Mars was acquired on Oct. 28, 2008, by the Mars Color Imager instrument on NASA's MRO. One global map is generated each day to forecast weather conditions for the entry, descent and landing of NASA's Curiosity rover.
PIA15963:
Mars Weather Map, 2008
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This close-up image of a dust storm on Mars was acquired by the Mars Color Imager instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Nov. 7, 2007. This image is centered on Utopia Planitia.
PIA15959:
Martian Dust Storm
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This image, one of two from a two-image animation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows movement of ripples covering a sand dune on Mars.
PIA15680:
Ripple Movement on Sand Dune in Nili Patera, Mars Animation Icon
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This image, from an animation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a dark, rippled sand dune overlying bright-toned rock.
PIA15295:
Advancing Dune in Nili Patera, Mars Animation Icon
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A Martian dust devil was captured winding its way along the Amazonis Planitia region of Northern Mars on March 14, 2012 NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA15545:
Mars' Whirling Dust Devil Animation Icon
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers a region of Mars near Nili Fossae that contains some of the best exposures of ancient bedrock on Mars.
PIA14434:
A Wild Assortment of Jumbled Rocks
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These dark sand dunes in the North polar region, basking in the sunshine of late spring, have shed most of their seasonal layer of winter ice in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14433:
Summer is on Its Way
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a wonderful case of aeolian sandstone that preserves its original sand dune bedform shapes and lies unconformably over a previously-eroded surface of layered sedimentary rock.
PIA14432:
Cratered Dune Forms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-28 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows some of the weirdest and least-understood landscapes on Mars are on the floor of the deep Hellas impact basin.
PIA14431:
Lava Lamp Terrain on the Floor of Hellas Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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A towering dust devil casts a serpentine shadow over the Martian surface in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The scene is a late-spring afternoon in the Amazonis Planitia region of northern Mars.
PIA15116:
The Serpent Dust Devil of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image, taken Jan. 26, 2012, shows NASA's no-longer-active Phoenix Mars Lander spacecraft after its second Martian arctic winter.
PIA15110:
Phoenix Lander After Second Martian Winter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Phoenix
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This image, taken Jan. 26, 2012, shows the back shell of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander spacecraft after its second Martian arctic winter.
PIA15039:
Phoenix Back Shell After Second Martian Winter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-08 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Near the lower left corner of this view is the three-petal lander platform that NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit drove off in January 2004. The lander is still bright, but with a reddish color, probably due to accumulation of Martian dust.
PIA15038:
Spirit Lander and Bonneville Crater in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-25 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This enhanced-color image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows sand dunes trapped in an impact crater in Noachis Terra, Mars.
PIA15283:
Dunes in Noachis Terra Region of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-05 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity will spend its fifth Martian winter working at a location informally named 'Greeley Haven.' This image indicates the location of Greeley Haven on Cape York.
PIA15276:
Locator Map for 'Greeley Haven' on Endeavour Rim
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This graphic combines a perspective view from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter of the 'Botany Bay' and 'Cape York' areas of the rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars, and an inset with mapping-spectrometer data.
PIA15112:
'Botany Bay' and 'Cape York' with Vertical Exaggeration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This view from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows portions of the western rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars from a perspective looking toward the northwest.
PIA15111:
West Rim of Endeavour with Vertical Exaggeration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter depicts a scene from early spring in the northern hemisphere of Mars. These dunes are covered with a layer of seasonal carbon dioxide ice (dry ice).
PIA14861:
Edge of North Polar Erg
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
CRISM
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Sulfates are found overlying clay minerals in sediments within Columbus Crater, a depression that likely hosted a lake in the past in this image based on information from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA15099:
Sulfates and Clays in Columbus Crater, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Thick stacks of clay minerals indicate chemical alteration of thick stacks of rock by interaction with liquid water on ancient Mars as seen in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA15098:
Chemical Alteration by Water, Mawrth Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
CRISM
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On ancient Mars, water carved channels and transported sediments to form fans and deltas within lake basins. Spectral data acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, indicate chemical alteration by water.
PIA15097:
Chemical Alteration by Water, Jezero Crater Delta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Recent small craters discovered by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter expose buried ice in the middle latitudes of Mars. This ice is a record of past climate change.
PIA15096:
Fresh Crater Revealing Buried Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Rhythmic patterns of sedimentary layering in Danielson Crater on Mars result from periodic changes in climate related to changes in tilt of the planet in this image was taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA15092:
Rhythmic Layering in Danielson Crater on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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A dune in the northern polar region of Mars shows significant changes between June 25, 2008 and May 21, 2010 in one of two images taken on by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14880:
Movement in Martian Dune Field Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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A rippled dune front in Herschel Crater on Mars moved an average of about one meter (about one yard) between March 3, 2007 and December 1, 2010, as seen in one of two images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14879:
Rippling Dune Front in Herschel Crater on Mars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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A rippled dune front in Herschel Crater on Mars moved an average of about two meters (about two yards) between March 3, 2007 and December 1, 2010, as seen in one of two images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14878:
Rippling Dune Front in Herschel Crater on Mars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The eastern margin of a rippled dune in Herschel Crater on Mars moved an average distance of three meters (about three yards) between March 3, 2007 and December 1, 2010, in one of two images taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14877:
Shifting Sand in Herschel Crater Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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A rippled patch of sand in Becquerel Crater on Mars moved about two meters (about two yards) between November 24, 2006 and September 5, 2010, in one of two images taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14876:
Blowing in the Martian Wind Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-02 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Investigation of exposed clay minerals at thousands of Martian sites by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests a long period of wet, warm conditions, mostly underground.
PIA14764:
Clay Minerals in Craters and Escarpments on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The colorful rocks exposed in the central peak visible in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter probably reflect variations in mineral content that were caused by water activity early in Mars' history.
PIA14890:
Colorful Central Peak in an Unnamed Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-01 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image taken from orbit shows the path driven by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity in the weeks around the rover's arrival at the rim of Endeavour crater.
PIA14537:
Opportunity's First Neighborhood on Rim of Endeavour
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This map shows route driven by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity from the site of its landing, inside Eagle crater at the upper left, to its location more than 91 months later, on the Cape York section of the rim of Endeavour crater.
PIA14536:
Opportunity Traverses Through 2,700 Martian Days
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image, taken by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is of a gully on a south-facing slope in middle southern latitudes of Mars.
PIA14503:
Changes in a Gully in a Mars Crater (Two-Image Comparison)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image shows warm-season flows on a north-facing slope in middle southern latitudes of Mars. It was taken by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on June 24, 2011. The season was summer in Mars' southern hemisphere.
PIA14502:
Site of Warm Season Flows in Mars Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image contrasts gullies and recurring warm-season slope flows appearing in the same crater, in the middle southern latitudes of Mars. It was taken Nov. 27, 2007, by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14501:
Gullies and Newly Identified Flow Features in Same Mars Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image, combining orbital imagery with 3-D modeling, shows flows that appear in spring and summer on a slope inside Mars' Newton crater. The source observation was made May 30, 2011, by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14479:
Oblique View of Warm Season Flows in Newton Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image comes from observations of a well-preserved crater on Terra Cimmeria by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14478:
Warm-Season Flows in Well-Preserved Crater in Terra Sirenum (Six-Image Sequence)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image comes from observations of steep crater slopes on Terra Cimmeria by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14477:
Warm-Season Flows on Steep Slope in Slope in Terra Cimmeria (Eight-Image Sequence)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image comes from observations of Horowitz crater by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The features that extend down the slope during warm seasons are called recurring slope lineae.
PIA14476:
Warm-Season Flows on Slope in Horowitz Crater (Nine-Image Sequence)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image comes from observations of Newton crater by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter where features appear and incrementally grow during warm seasons and fade in cold seasons.
PIA14474:
Dark Flows in Newton Crater Extending During Summer (Six-Image Sequence)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image comes from observations of Newton crater by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The features that extend down the slope during warm seasons are called recurring slope lineae.
PIA14473:
Warm-Season Flows on Slope in Newton Crater (Five-Image Sequence)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image comes from observations of Newton crater by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter; warm-season features might be evidence of salty liquid water active on Mars today.
PIA14472:
Warm-Season Flows on Slope in Newton Crater (Six-Image Sequence)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The suggested area in this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is characterized by a group of cones, shield-like features, and round mounds. They are a few hundred meters to kilometers in diameter but their heights are unknown.
PIA14462:
Small Mounds in Chryse Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image of the Claritas Fossae region, characterized by systems of
PIA14461:
Faults in Claritas Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This anaglyph from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows erosional features formed by seasonal frost near the south pole of Mars. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA14460:
Erosion Features near the South Pole of Mars (Anaglyph)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows erosional features formed by seasonal frost near the south pole of Mars. During the winter, high latitudes on Mars build up deposits of carbon dioxide frost that can be several feet thick.
PIA14459:
Erosion Features near the South Pole of Mars
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The yellow line on this map shows where NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity has driven from the place where it landed in January 2004, inside Eagle crater, upper left end of track, to a point about 2.2 miles away from reaching the rim of Endeavour crater.
PIA14135:
Eagle to Endeavour: Opportunity's Path, Sol 2609
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This image shows the portion of the rim of Endeavour crater given the informal name 'Spirit Point.' This is the location where the team operating NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity plans to drive the rover to its arrival at the Endeavour rim.
PIA14134:
Opportunity's First Goal at Endeavour Crater: 'Spirit Point'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took these images of an area near Mars' south pole where coalescing or elongated pits are interpreted as signs of an underlying deposit of frozen carbon dioxide, or 'dry ice.'
PIA13987:
Pitting from Sublimation of Underlying Dry-Ice Layer
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