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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-05 Mars 1500x1125x3
Artist Rendering of the Pathfinder Spacecraft Nearing Mars
PIA04307:
Artist Rendering of the Pathfinder Spacecraft Nearing Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-16 Mars 2910x4093x3
Sand-laden jets shoot into the polar sky in this view by noted space artist Ron Miller. It shows the Martian south polar ice cap as southern spring begins
PIA08660:
Sand-Laden Jets (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-20 Mars 726x400x3
This diagram illustrates the positions of Mars, Earth and the sun during a period that occurs approximately every 26 months, when Mars passes almost directly behind the sun from Earth's perspective.
PIA16811:
Geometry of Mars Solar Conjunction
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-09 Mars 1000x1000x3
Comet Siding Spring will have a close approach to Mars on Oct. 19, 2014. This artist's concept shows people in the Southern Hemisphere where to look for Mars in the night sky. Mars and the comet may be visible with binoculars.
PIA18612:
View of Comet Siding Spring from Southern Hemisphere (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-04 Mars 720x412x3
This graphic depicts the relative shapes and distances from Mars for five active orbiter missions plus the planet's two natural satellites. It illustrates the potential for intersections of the spacecraft orbits.
PIA19396:
Diverse Orbits Around Mars (Graphic)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-09 Mars 2560x1600x3
This artist's concept shows NASA's Mars orbiters lining up behind the Red Planet for their 'duck and cover' maneuver to shield them from comet dust that may result from the close flyby of comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) on Oct. 19, 2014.
PIA18611:
Mars Orbiters 'Duck and Cover' for Comet Siding Spring Flyby (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-03-01 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This nighttime infrared image, taken by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, captures a massively disrupted region on Mars called Hydaspis Chaos, which is located near the equator at two degrees north, 29 degrees west.
PIA03485:
Hydaspis Chaos in Nighttime Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-25 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a barbed wire-like feature on the surface of Mars.
PIA07391:
THEMIS Images as Art #45
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-29 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows dark slope streaks in an unnamed crater in Terra Sabaea. These features are believed to be formed by material moving downslope, removing the dust cover and revealing darker material.
PIA18694:
Dark Slope Streaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-27 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image is a single frame from a computer animation, which begins with a view of Mars created with images from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft in which color is used to emphasize the Martian topographic, andesite, and basalt compositional differences.
PIA03219:
Still From Odyssey Clip 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-27 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Thermal Emission Spectrometer
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This image is a single frame from a computer animation, which begins with a global view of the planet Mars created from images by NASA's Mars Odyssey. Color is used to emphasize the Martian topographic, andesite, and basalt compositional differences.
PIA03220:
Still From Odyssey Clip 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-27 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Thermal Emission Spectrometer
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This image is a single frame from a computer animation, which begins with a global view of the planet Mars compiled with images from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA03221:
Still From Odyssey Clip 3
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-09 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This thermal infrared image was acquired by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft on October 30, 2001, as the spacecraft orbited Mars on its ninth revolution around the planet.
PIA03459:
First THEMIS Image of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-03-01 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
Mars Radiation Experiment
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This global map of Mars, based on data from NASA's Mars Odyssey, shows estimates for amounts of high-energy-particle cosmic radiation reaching the surface, a serious health concern for any future human exploration of the planet.
PIA03479:
Estimated Radiation on Mars, Hits per Cell Nucleus
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Mars Radiation Experiment
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This global map of Mars, based on data from NASA's Mars Odyssey, shows the estimated radiation dosages from cosmic rays reaching the surface, a serious health concern for any future human exploration of the planet.
PIA03480:
Estimated Radiation Dosage on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-03-05 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This visible-light image, taken by the thermal emission imaging system's camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, shows the highly fractured, faulted and deformed Acheron Fossae region of Mars.
PIA03481:
Acheron Fossae in Visible Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-03-01 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This is the first high-resolution color infrared image taken of Mars. The image was constructed using three of the ten infrared filters on the thermal emission imaging system of NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA03484:
Color Infrared, Terra Sirenum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-25 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a sinuous valley network channel with sharp bends cutting across the cratered highlands of the southern hemisphere of Mars.
PIA03756:
Nirgal Vallis (Released 27 March 2002)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This scene shows gullies superposed on the inner walls of four large craters. Most of these gullies, imaged by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, appear to emanate from one or two specific layers along the inner crater's entire circumference.
PIA03757:
Gullied Craters 41S
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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These layered deposits are located on the floor of a large canyon called Ganges Chasma which is a part of the Valles Marineris in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA03758:
Layered Deposits on the floor of Ganges Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a spectacular landslide along a portion of the southern wall of Ganges Chasma within Valles Marineris. Landslides have very characteristic morphologies on Earth, which they also display on Mars.
PIA03759:
Ganges Chasma Landslide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image, captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft, shows that this portion of the rim of Henry Crater has numerous dark streaks located on the slopes of the inner crater wall.
PIA03760:
Rim of Henry Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This lunar-like scene, imaged by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, occurs along the southeastern rim of the Isidis Planitia basin, an ancient impact crater some 1200 km across.
PIA03761:
Isidis Rim
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image, taken by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, shows a cratered highland region called Arabia Terra. The center right side of the image shows a branch of the valley network Naktong Vallis cutting into the eastern rim of an unnamed crater.
PIA03762:
Naktong Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Olympus Mons, imaged here by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, stands 26 km above the surrounding plains, which is three times taller than Mt. Everest, and is the tallest volcano in the solar system.
PIA03763:
Olympus Mons Lava Flows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the cratered highlands of Terra Sirenum in Mars' southern hemisphere. Near the center of the image running from left to right one can see long parallel to semi-parallel troughs called graben.
PIA03764:
Gorgonum Chaos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft captures two channels (Nirgal Vallis is the smaller sinuous channel on the left and Uzboi Vallis is the larger channel located in the lower right) and Luki Crater located in the upper right.
PIA03765:
Uzboi Vallis, Nirgal Vallis, and Luki Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey shows a Martian geologic deposit known as the Medusae Fossae Formation (the raised plateau in the upper two-thirds of the image), a soft, easily eroded deposit that extends for nearly 1,000 km along the equator of Mars.
PIA03766:
Medusae Fossae Formation
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This scene from NASA's Mars Odyssey shows the contrasting morphologies of the relatively rough highland terrain (in the lower portion of the image) and the relatively smooth materials (at top) of the southern rim of the Isidis Planitia basin.
PIA03767:
Southern rim of Isidis Planitia basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The so-called 'Face on Mars' can be seen slightly above center and to the right in this NASA Mars Odyssey image. This 3-km long knob was first imaged by NASA's Viking spacecraft in the 1970's and to some resembled a face carved into the rocks of Mars.
PIA03768:
The So-Called "Face on Mars"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The eastern floor of Holden Crater, which is located in region of the southern hemisphere called Noachis Terra and is 154 km in diameter, is seen in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA03769:
Eastern Floor of Holden Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Remarkable variations in the erosion of the Medusae Fossae Formation are shown in this scene from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft. In this region, the surface has been eroded by the wind into a series of linear ridges called yardangs.
PIA03770:
Medusae Fossae Formation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This NASA Mars Odyssey image shows the intersection of Holden Crater with Uzboi Valles. This region of Mars contains a number of features that could be related to liquid water on the surface in the Martian past.
PIA03771:
Holden Crater/Uzboi Valles
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Bosporus Planum, seen in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, is located in a region of smooth plains that appear to have formed from lava flows.
PIA03772:
Bosporus Planum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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White Rock' is the unofficial name for this unusual landform which was first observed during NASA's Mariner 9 mission in the early 1970's and is now shown here in an image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA03773:
White Rock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This NASA Mars Odyssey image shows a portion of a volcano called Alba Patera. This region has many unique valley features that at first glance look much like the patterns formed by rivers and tributaries on Earth, but are actually quite discontinuous.
PIA03774:
Alba Patera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Splotchy water ice clouds obscure the surface in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, however, most of Mars was in a relatively clear period when this image was acquired.
PIA03775:
A Cloudy Day on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The Cerberus feature, imaged here by NASA's Mars Odyssey, is a dark region at the southeastern edge of the huge Elysium Mons volcanic complex that was visible to early astronomers because it was a distinctive dark spot on a large bright region of Mars.
PIA03776:
Cerberus
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This NASA Mars Odyssey image shows a region in northern Arabia Terra where knobby or 'scabby' plains units that mantle and modify a pre-existing cratered surface dominate the unusual landscape.
PIA03782:
Knobby Terrain in Northern Arabia Terra
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey shows Noctis Labyrinthus, a large valley system at the western end of the Valles Marineris canyon system notable for a pattern of intersecting valleys, which give it a maze-like appearance when viewed from above.
PIA03783:
Noctis Labyrinthus
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This NASA Mars Odyssey image covers a tract of plateau territory called Ophir Planum. The most obvious features in this scene are the fractures (ranging from 1 to 5 km wide) running from the upper left to lower right.
PIA03784:
Crustal Fractures of Ophir Planum
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This region of Terra Meridiani, imaged by NASA's Mars Odyssey, shows an old, heavily degraded channel that appears to terminate abruptly at the rim of a 10 km diameter crater, suggesting that the impact crater was created after the channel was formed.
PIA03785:
Cratered terrain in Terra Meridiani
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft is from the region of Syrtis Major, which is dominated by a low-relief shield volcano and believed to be an area of vigorous aeolian activity with strong winds in the east-west direction.
PIA03786:
Syrtis Major
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This image by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a region of northern Tempe Terra. Patchy water-ice clouds cover portions of the low-lying canyon at the top (north) of this image.
PIA03787:
Clouds in the Northern Tempe Terra
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The eastern rim of this unnamed crater in Southern Arabia Terra, imaged by NASA's Mars Odyssey, is very degraded, indicating that it's an ancient crater that's been subjected to erosion and bombardment from impactors such as asteroids and comets.
PIA03788:
Degraded Crater Rim
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Cerberus, seen in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, is a dark region on Mars that has shrunk down from a continuous length of about 1000 km to roughly three discontinuous spots a few 100 kms in length in less than 20 years.
PIA03789:
Cerberus Wind Streaks
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At the top right of this NASA Mars Odyssey image, the rim of the caldera of Pavonis Mons, one of four exceptionally large volcanoes in the Tharsis region, is barely visible with steep cliffs formed by the collapse of a portion of the volcano's summit.
PIA03790:
Pavonis Mons
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Kasei Valles is one of the largest outflow channels on Mars. This NASA Mars Odyssey image is of the northern branch of Kasei Valles and shows the channel floor and northern channel wall.
PIA03792:
Kasei Valles
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This NASA Mars Odyssey image is of the ridged plains of Lunae Planum in the northern hemisphere of Mars. Wrinkle ridges, a very common landform on Mars, Mercury, Venus, and the Moon, are found mostly along the eastern side of the image.
PIA03793:
Wrinkle Ridges and Young Fresh Crater
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The rugged, arcuate rim of the 90 km crater Reuyl dominates this NASA Mars Odyssey image. Reuyl crater is at the southern edge of a region known to be blanketed in thick dust based on its high albedo (brightness) and low thermal inertia values.
PIA03794:
Reuyl Crater Dust Avalanches
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Splotchy water ice clouds obscure the northern lowland plains in the region where NASA's Viking 2 spacecraft landed in this image by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA03795:
Water Ice Clouds over the Northern Plains
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This image by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows Utopia Planitia, a large plain in the northern hemisphere of Mars. It is believed that this basin is the result of a large impact.
PIA03796:
Utopia Planitia
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This NASA Mars Odyssey image shows a close-up view of the ridged plains in Hesperia Planum, a classic locality for Martian surfaces that formed in the 'middle ages' of the planet's history.
PIA03797:
Hesperia Planum
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Although the largest volcanoes on Mars (and in the solar system) are located in the geologically young Tharsis region, there are many Martian volcanoes that display equally interesting features, such as Hadriaca Patera in this NASA Mars Odyssey image.
PIA03798:
Hadriaca Patera
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This NASA Mars Odyssey image shows a portion of the summit region of Arsia Mons, one of the four giant volcanoes in the Tharsis region of Mars. This volcano stands more than 20 km above the surrounding plains, and is about 450 km in diameter at its base.
PIA03799:
Arsia Mons
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NASA Mars Odyssey observations are used in this global view of Mars in intermediate-energy, or epithermal, neutrons. Soil enriched by hydrogen is indicated by the deep blue colors on the map, which show a low intensity of epithermal neutrons.
PIA03800:
Global Map of Epithermal Neutrons
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Gamma Ray Spectrometer Suite
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Observations by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft show a global view of Mars in low energy, or thermal, neutrons. Thermal neutrons are sensitive to the presence of hydrogen and the presence of carbon dioxide, in this case 'dry ice' frost.
PIA03801:
Global Map of Thermal Neutrons
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Gamma Ray Spectrometer Suite
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Observations by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft show views of the polar regions of Mars in thermal neutrons (top) and epithermal neutrons (bottom). In these maps, deep blue indicates a low amount of neutrons and red indicates a high amount.
PIA03802:
Polar Maps of Thermal and Epithermal Neutrons
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Gamma Ray Spectrometer Suite
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This diagram shows a possible configuration of ice-rich and dry soil in the upper meter (3 feet) of Mars. The ice-rich soil was detected by the gamma ray spectrometer suite of instruments aboard NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA03803:
Cross-Section of Icy Soil
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Color differences in this daytime infrared image taken by the camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft represent differences in the mineral composition of the rocks, sediments and dust on the surface.
PIA03805:
Surface Composition Differences in Martian Canyon
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Infrared imaging from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows signs of layering exposed at the surface in a region of Mars called Terra Meridiani.
PIA03806:
Mars Surface Layers in Infrared
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Observations by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft show a global view of Mars in high-energy, or fast, neutrons.
PIA03807:
HEND Maps of Fast Neutrons
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This global view of Mars in intermediate-energy, or epithermal, neutrons was created from observations by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA03808:
HEND Maps of Epithermal Neutrons
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the northern interior wall of Coprates Chasma, one of the major canyons that form Valles Marineris.
PIA03809:
Coprates Chasma
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This image of Tharsis Rise from NASA's Mars Odyssey shows a series of linear features called graben, which are associated with crustal extension resulting in up and down blocks of crust that run perpendicular to the direction of the extension.
PIA03810:
Tharsis Rise Graben
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Many places on Mars, such as in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft of a crater superposed on the floor of a larger crater, display scabby, eroded landscapes that commonly are referred to as etched terrain.
PIA03811:
Northern Arabia Etched Terrain
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This image taken by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a portion of Maunder Crater with a number of interesting features including a series of barchan dunes that are traveling from right to left and gullies.
PIA03812:
Maunder Crater
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This NASA Mars Odyssey image shows the transition zone between maze-like troughs of Noctis Labyrinthus and the main Valles Marineris canyon system. This huge system of troughs near the equator of Mars was most likely created by tectonic forces.
PIA03813:
Noctis Labyrinthus/Valles Marineris transition
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The finely layered deposit in Becquerel crater, seen in the center of this NASA Mars Odyssey image, is slowly being eroded away by the action of windblown sand.
PIA03814:
Becquerel Crater Deposit
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey captures Mangala Fossa. Mangala Fossa is a graben, which in geologic terminology translates into a long parallel to semi-parallel fracture or trough.
PIA03815:
Mangala Fossa
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Color differences in this daytime infrared image taken by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft represent differences in the mineral composition of the rocks, sediments and dust on the surface.
PIA03816:
Surface Composition Differences in Martian Canyon
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows signs of layering exposed at the surface in a region of Mars called Terra Meridiani. The brightness levels show daytime surface temperatures.
PIA03817:
Mars Surface Layers in Infrared
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Juventae Chasma is an enormous box canyon which opens to the north and forms the outflow channel Maja Vallis. This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft captures a portion of the western floor of Juventae Chasma and shows a wide variety of landforms.
PIA03818:
Floor of Juventae Chasma
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This image to the east of Tharsis Tholus from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows one of many vast fields of lava flows produced by the great Tharsis volcanoes.
PIA03819:
Lava Flows in Eastern Tharsis
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Hebrus Valles is located in the Elysium Planitia region of the northern lowlands of Mars. This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows three sinuous tributaries of the channel system which carved up the surrounding plains.
PIA03820:
Hebrus Valles
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The movement pathways of molten rock, or lava, is demonstrated in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft of a portion of Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in our solar system.
PIA03821:
Southeastern Scarp of Olympus Mons
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A portion of an ancient channel called the Huo Hsing Vallis is seen in the center of this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey. As with all channel forms on Mars, it was carved by some moving fluid but that fluid can not automatically be assumed to be water.
PIA03822:
Huo Hsing Vallis
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a location close to Mars' equator, near the southern edge of a low, broad volcanic feature called Syrtis Major.
PIA03823:
Syrtis Major
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The ancient sinuous river channel shown in this image by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft was likely carved by water early in Mars history. Auqakuh Valles cuts through a remarkable series of rock layers that were deposited and then subsequently eroded.
PIA03824:
Auqakuh Valles
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Streamlined islands, like the one shown in this NASA Mars Odyssey image, are one piece of geologic evidence that large quantities of water once flowed across the surface of Mars in the distant past.
PIA03825:
Streamlined Islands in Ares Valles
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The fractured surface shown in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft belongs to a portion of a region called Gorgonum Chaos located in the southern hemisphere of Mars.
PIA03826:
Gullies of Gorgonus Chaos
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One of the many branches of the Mangala Vallis channel system is seen in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft. The water that likely carved the channels emerged from a huge graben or fracture almost 1000 km to the south.
PIA03827:
Northwestern Branch of Mangala Vallis
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This NASA Mars Odyssey image shows a remarkable array of dunes on the floor of a large impact crater named Baldet. Many of the dunes in this region are isolated features with large, sand-free 'interdune' surfaces between the individual dunes.
PIA03828:
Floor of Baldet Crater
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This image taken by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a classic example of a Martian impact crater with a central peak. Central peaks are common in large, fresh craters on both Mars and the Moon.
PIA03829:
Impact Crater with Peak
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey shows a portion of Aureum Chaos located just south of the Martian equator. This fractured landscape contains canyons and mesas with two large impact craters in the upper left.
PIA03830:
Canyons and Mesas of Aureum Chaos
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Among the many varied landscapes on Mars the term chaos is applied to those places that have a jumbled, blocky appearance, like in this image from NASA Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA03831:
Ariadnes Colles Chaos
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of Galle Crater. It was taken far enough south and late enough into the southern hemisphere fall to observe water ice clouds partially obscuring the surface.
PIA03832:
Galle Crater
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The eastern rim of this unnamed crater in Claritas Fossae is very degraded, as seen in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey, indicating that it's very ancient and has been subjected to erosion and bombardment from impactors such as asteroids and comets.
PIA03833:
Claritas Fossae
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, which displays clearly the contrast between bedrock, sand, and dust surfaces, covers a portion of Coprates Chasma, part of the Valles Marineris system of canyons that stretch for thousands of kilometers.
PIA03834:
Coprates Chasma
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This image by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft is within a region called Lunae Planum, west of NASA's Viking 1 landing site, that marks the transition between the Tharsis rise, a giant volcanic complex, and the northern lowland plains.
PIA03835:
Lunae Planum
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Tantalus Fossae, seen in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, is a set of long valleys on the eastern side of Alba Patera. These valleys are referred to as grabens and are formed by extension of the crust and faulting.
PIA03836:
Tantalus Fossae
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This positive relief feature in the ancient highlands of Mars, imaged by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, appears to be a heavily eroded volcanic center. The top of the feature appears to be under attack by the erosive forces of the Martian wind.
PIA03837:
Small Volcano in Terra Cimmeria
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These NASA Mars Odyssey images show layered deposits located on the floor of Ganges Chasma, part of the Valles Marineris canyon system, in both infrared (left) and visible (right) wavelengths.
PIA03861:
Odyssey/Ganges
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These Mars Odyssey images show the 'White Rock' feature on Mars in both infrared (left) and visible (right) wavelengths. 'White Rock' is the unofficial name for this landform that was first observed during NASA's Mariner 9 mission in the early 1970's.
PIA03862:
Odyssey/White Rock
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These images from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft show the Becquerel crater in different lights -- visible, daytime infrared and nighttime infrared.
PIA03863:
Odyssey/ Becquerel
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The grabens (fractures) that dominate this scene from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located northwest of a large shield volcano called Elysium Mons. Layered rock is evident along the lips of the graben as are ripples on the floors of these features.
PIA04001:
Elysium Fossae
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This visible-light image, taken by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, indicates that gullies on Martian crater walls may be carved by liquid water melting from remnant snow packs.
PIA04408:
Gullies on Martian Crater (THEMIS)
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This gamma ray spectrometer map from NASA's Mars Odyssey of the mid-latitude region of Mars is based on gamma-rays from the element iron, one of the most abundant elements on Mars and Earth. It is responsible for the red color on the surface of Mars.
PIA04253:
Map of Martian Iron at Mid-Latitudes
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NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft produced this gamma ray spectrometer map, which is centered on the north pole of Mars and based on gamma-rays from the element hydrogen. In this region, hydrogen is mainly in the form of water ice.
PIA04254:
Map of Martian Polar Hydrogen
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The element potassium, shown on this NASA Mars Odyssey gamma ray spectrometer map of the mid-latitude region of Mars, is a naturally radioactive element and is a minor constituent of rocks on the surface of both Mars and Earth.
PIA04255:
Map of Martian Potassium at Mid-Latitudes
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