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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-15 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The small crater observed at the middle-right edge of this NASA Mars Odyssey image is very different from other similar looking impact craters located southeast of the Pavonis Mons volcano.
PIA04004:
Small volcanic crater near Pavonis Mons (Released 14 November 2002
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-22 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Extensional forces in the volcanic province of Tharsis, shown in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, have produced a fractured terrain that resembles wrinkled skin.
PIA04005:
Ulysses Fossae in Tharsis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-22 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The irregularly shaped rim of the bowl-shaped impact crater in this NASA Mars Odyssey image is most likely due to erosion and the subsequent infilling of sediment.
PIA04006:
Impact Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-23 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The larger craters in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft showing a region north of Elysium Mons are buried and distorted almost beyond recognition.
PIA04007:
Degraded Craters in Phlegra Montes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-23 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the rugged cratered highland region of Libya Montes, which forms part of the rim of an ancient impact basin called Isidis.
PIA04008:
Libya Montes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-23 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This NASA Mars Odyssey image shows Dao Vallis, a large outflow channel that starts on the southeast flank of a large volcano called Hadriaca Patera and runs for 1,000 kilometers (about 620 miles) southwest into the Hellas impact basin.
PIA04009:
Dao Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-26 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This wind-swept region of Amazonis Planitia, imaged here by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, has been so uniformly dissected into yardangs that only two craters provide any indication that other processes have ever been active on the surface.
PIA04010:
Amazonis Planitia yardangs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-26 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft displays sand dunes within Proctor Crater. These dunes are composed of basaltic sand that has collected in the bottom of the crater.
PIA04011:
Proctor Crater Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-26 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey is located in Meroe Patera, which is a small region within Syrtis Major Planitia. Syrtis Major is a low-relief shield volcano whose lava flows make up a plateau more than 1,000 km (about 620 miles) across.
PIA04012:
Meroe Patera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-26 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The ancient, catastrophic floods on Mars, whose origins remain a mystery, produced a channeled and scoured landscape like this one, which is called Tiu Valles and was imaged by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA04013:
Tiu Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-04 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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A fretted channel dominates this region of Ismeniae Fossae, imaged by NASA's Mars Odyssey. The topography of this region appears muted, most likely due to the presence of ground ice.
PIA04014:
Ismeniae Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-04 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The scoured grooves in the catastrophic outflow channels shown in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft formed hundreds of million of years ago and have the appearance of wood grain. They now host dune-like ripples of windblown material.
PIA04015:
Kasei Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-04 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the region where NASA's Mars Polar Lander was set to land on December 3, 1999. Unfortunately, communications with the spacecraft were lost and never regained.
PIA04016:
Rest In Peace Mars Polar Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-04 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Like many of the craters in the Oxia Palus region of Mars, Trouvelot Crater, shown in this NASA Mars Odyssey image, hosts an eroded, light-toned, sedimentary deposit on its floor.
PIA04017:
Trouvelot Crater Deposit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-04 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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With a location roughly equidistant between two of the largest volcanic constructs on the planet, the fate of the approximately 50 km (31 mile) impact crater in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey was sealed. It has been buried to the rim by lava flows.
PIA04018:
Buried Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-04 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The jumble of eroded ridges and mesas seen in this NASA Mars Odyssey image occurs within Ares Vallis, one of the largest catastrophic outflow channels on the planet. Floods raged through this channel, pouring out into the Chryse Basin to the north.
PIA04019:
Ares Vallis Polygons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-04 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The Tharsis Montes region on Mars is a major center of volcanic and tectonic activity. The channel in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey is west of the relatively small volcano called Biblis Patera although it shows no obvious relationship to it.
PIA04020:
Tharsis Grooved Channel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-13 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The layering of material observed at the bottom of this impact crater imaged by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft suggests multiple depositional and erosional episodes in a changing environment.
PIA04021:
Impact Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-13 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Except for the loss of its ring of ejecta, the crater at the leading edge of this streamlined island in Kasei Vallis, imaged here by NASA's Mars Odyssey, shows no hint of the catastrophic floods that passed by it.
PIA04022:
Kasei Vallis Streamlined Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-13 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This portion of NASA Mars Odyssey image covers NASA's Viking 2 landing site (shown with the X). The second landing on Mars took place September 3, 1976 in Utopia Planitia.
PIA04023:
Viking Lander 2 Anniversary
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-13 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Perched on the northern rim of the enormous Hellas Basin, Terby Crater, imaged by NASA Mars Odyssey, is host to an impressive range of landforms. As is common for many Martian craters, Terby has been filled with layered material, presumably sediments.
PIA04024:
Terby Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-13 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The ejecta blanket of the crater in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft does not resemble the blocky, discontinuous ejecta associated with most fresh craters on Mars.
PIA04025:
Fluidized crater ejecta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-13 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey covers a portion of Ares Valles, an outflow channel carved into the surface of Mars by ancient catastrophic floods.
PIA04026:
Ares Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-13 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This pair of craters seen by NASA's Mars Odyssey just north of the Hellas Basin demonstrate the rugged topography that can result when an impact occurs on the rim of an existing crater.
PIA04027:
Crater Upon Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-17 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft was acquired of Candor Chasma within Valles Marineris and shows the effects of erosion on a sequence of dramatically layered rocks.
PIA04028:
Candor Chasma on Mars, in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-13 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows Rampart crater in Utopia Planitia, west of NASA's Viking 2 landing site.
PIA04029:
Rampart Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-16 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This NASA Mars Odyssey image shows the dissected interior of a crater in the Cydonia region of Mars. The flat-topped buttes and mesas in the northern portion of the image were once a continuous layer of material that filled the crater.
PIA04030:
Crater in Cydonia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-16 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The channels and impact crater rim shown in this NASA Mars Odyssey image provide insight to the forces that have sculpted the surface within the extensive Reull Vallis network.
PIA04031:
Reull Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-16 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Palos Crater, seen in this NASA Mars Odyssey image, has been suggested as a future landing site for Mars missions because it may contain lake deposits. This crater has a channel called Tinto Vallis, which enters from the south.
PIA04032:
Palos Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-16 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This scene from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft of the dust covered plains of eastern Arabia Terra portrays a range of geological time. Three craters at the center of the image capture some of this range.
PIA04033:
Geological Time on Display in Arabia Terra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-16 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Located north of Olympus Mons and west of Alba Patera, Acheron Fossae, seen in this NASA Mars Odyssey image, provides a record of early tectonic activity in the Tharsis region.
PIA04034:
Western Portion of Acheron Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-16 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Hills abound in this portion of Mars imaged by NASA's Mars Odyssey that shows the Vastitas Borealis region of the high northern plains. These hills are part of Scandia Colles.
PIA04035:
Bumpy Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-16 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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In this region of the Olympus Mons aureole, located to the southwest of the volcano, the surface has been eroded by the wind into linear landforms called yardangs, which can be seen in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA04036:
Yardangs near Olympus Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-16 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The force of moving water from a flood carved these teardrop-shaped islands within Granicus Valles, imaged here by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft. The orientation of the islands can be used as an indicator of the direction the water flowed.
PIA04037:
Granicus Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-16 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Arcadia Planitia, shown in this NASA Mars Odyssey image, occupies a region just north of Amazonis Planitia, one of the brightest and dustiest regions on Mars.
PIA04038:
Arcadia Planitia Dark Splotch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-16 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey of lava flows around the large scarp of Olympus Mons reveals textures characteristic of the variable surface roughness associated with different lava flows in this region.
PIA04039:
Lava Flows around Olympus Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-18 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a location within Semeykin Crater, which is in the Martian northern hemisphere.
PIA04040:
Semeykin Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-18 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Much of the northern lowlands of Mars are thought to be relatively young volcanic flows with varying amounts of windblown dust cover. The lack of impact craters in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft indicate the young age of the surface.
PIA04041:
Acidalia Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-18 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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An isolated mesa east of the Phlegra Montes in northeastern Elysium Planitia has a cracked surface that, combined with its overall shape, gives the appearance of a giant loaf of bread in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA04042:
"Bread Loaf" Mesa East of Phlegra Montes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-18 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft covers part of Tithonium Chasma, which is part of the Valles Marineris system of canyons that stretch for thousands of kilometers.
PIA04043:
Tithonium Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-18 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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With a diameter of roughly 2,000 km (1,243 miles) and a depth of over 7 km (more than 4 miles), the Hellas Basin, shown in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, is the largest impact feature on Mars.
PIA04044:
Floor of Hellas Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-18 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft of the northern plains of Mars shows a surface texture of hundreds of small mounds and numerous small impact craters.
PIA04045:
Late Afternoon Sun
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey is of a region of Mars called Tempe Terra, which is located between the topographically high Tharsis Region and Acidalia Planitia, a large low albedo region of in the Martian northern hemisphere.
PIA04046:
Tempe Terra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-18 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey shows a region called Terra Sirenum in Mars' southern hemisphere named for the Sea of the Sirens from Greek Mythology. This is not a sea, however, but a relatively dusty, high albedo region of Mars.
PIA04047:
Terra Sirenum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-18 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey shows the cratered highlands of Terra Cimmeria. The image contains several long troughs of Sirenum Fossae running primarily from left to right. These features are parallel to semi-parallel fractures called graben.
PIA04048:
Terra Cimmeria Highlands
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This scene from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows several interesting geologic features associated with impact craters on Mars.
PIA04049:
Impact Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-19 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Hills abound in this portion of Mars imaged by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft and located in the Vastitas Borealis region of the high northern plains. These hills are part of Scandia Colles.
PIA04054:
Bumpy Terrain
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This NASA Mars Odyssey image was taken during winter in the southern hemisphere, meaning that the usually cloudy Hellas Basin is relatively free from clouds.
PIA04055:
Winter in Hellas Basin
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey covers a region in western Arabia Terra, which contains two interesting craters. The eastern floor of the largest crater seen in most of this image is bumpy and ridged in places and relatively smooth in regions.
PIA04056:
Western Arabia Terra
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The Cydonia region on Mars, seen in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, straddles the boundary between the bright, dusty, cratered highlands to the southeast and the dark, relatively dust-free, lowland plains to the west.
PIA04057:
Cydonia Landscape
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Located in Arabia Terra, the crater shown in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft is known as Henry Crater. Like many other craters on Mars, the interior of Henry Crater is filled with a layered deposit.
PIA04058:
Henry Crater
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This NASA Mars Odyssey image of rounded hills and ridges in Arcadia Planitia shows a very intriguing geomorphic feature that may be attributed to the presence of an icy-rock mixture of material.
PIA04059:
Arcadia Planitia
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the eastern portion of a region on Mars called Hesperia Planum. Immediately visible in the image is the dark barchan type dunes that are being blown against the southeast wall of the crater.
PIA04060:
Hesperia Planum
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This NASA Mars Odyssey image shows parts of the dissected and eroded remnants of an impact crater rim and volcanic material located north of Apollinaris Patera near the southern highlands - northern lowlands dichotomy on Mars.
PIA04061:
Appollinaris Patera
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey shows deposits in a crater located in Arabia Terra. Arabia is generally dust covered and dark streaks or dust avalanches are present in the crater walls.
PIA04062:
Arabia Terra
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Like drippings from a candle, these lava flows on the flank of Olympus Mons volcano, seen in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, demonstrate how it became the largest volcano in the solar system.
PIA04063:
Olympus Mons Flows
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey is located near the equator and the prime meridian of Mars in a region called Terra Meridiani. This is a unique area of Mars that displays layers of material that appear to be in the process of being stripped away.
PIA04064:
Terra Meridiani
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This NASA Mars Odyssey image captures a portion of several lava flows in Daedalia Planum southwest of the Arsia Mons shield volcano. Textures characteristic of the variable surface roughness associated with different lava flows in this region are easily s
PIA04065:
Lava Flows of Daedalia Planum
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Reull Vallis, located in Mars' cratered southern hemisphere, flows for over 1,000 km (about 620 miles) toward the Hellas basin. This NASA Mars Odyssey image shows a portion of the channel with its enigmatic lineated floor deposits.
PIA04066:
Reull Vallis
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows fractures within the volcanic plains south of Elysium Mons.
PIA04067:
Cerberus Rupes
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Coprates Chasma comprises the central portion of the Valles Marineris canyon system complex. This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft of the southern wall of Coprates Chasma contains a landslide deposit with dunes over portions of slide.
PIA04068:
Coprates Chasma Landslide
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey shows part of the summit caldera of Pavonis Mons, the middle of three Tharsis volcanos that form a line southeast of Olympus Mons and northwest of Vallis Marineris.
PIA04069:
Pavonis Mons Summit Caldera
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The style of erosion along the highlands-lowlands boundary of southern Elysium Planitia has produced a strange pattern of troughs that look like the skin of a reptile, as seen in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA04070:
Scaly-skinned Mars
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A large streamlined island in Kasei Vallis, as seen in this NASA Mars Odyssey image, shows evidence of scour on its surface, probably from floods that preceded the formation of the island.
PIA04071:
Kasei Vallisland
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Ripple bedforms fill large fractures near the southern rim of Holden Crater in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA04072:
Holden Crater
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Dark streaks emanating from within impact crater walls show evidence for mass movement of materials in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA04073:
Impact crater
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These pit-chain features in this NASA Mars Odyssey image of south Noctis Labryinthus are oriented parallel to grabens in the area, suggesting that tensional stresses may have been responsible for their formation.
PIA04074:
Pit-chain in Noctis Labyrinthus
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In this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, bizarre textures cover the surface of eastern Utopia Planitia, where there is a high probability that ground ice has played a role in the formation of this unusual landscape.
PIA04075:
Textures in Utopia Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-20 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Impact craters in Hecates Tholus, as seen in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, appear to be filled with sediment derived from erosion of the surrounding terrain.
PIA04076:
Hecates Tholus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-20 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Streamlined channels near Lucus Planum can be seen in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft. These features were formed by catastrophic floods in the Martian past.
PIA04077:
Channels near Lucus Planum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-24 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This pair of infrared images from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the so-called 'face on Mars' landform viewed during both the day and night.
PIA04100:
The So-called "Face on Mars" at Night
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-09 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Islands of older high-standing terrain rise above a sea of relatively young, platy lava flows between two of the largest volcanoes in the solar system in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA04078:
A Sea of Lava
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-09 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows fractures within the volcanic plains south of Elysium Mons.
PIA04079:
Cerberus Rupes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-09 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This area of Mars imaged by NASA's Mars Odyssey shows a wonderful example of relative geologic dating. Ancient lava flows and escarpments are mantled by younger impact ejecta, which was cut by a younger graben and resurfaced by smaller impact craters.
PIA04080:
Resurfaced Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-09 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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A variegated mottled texture located NW of the volcano Elysium Monsis is readily apparent in the terrain imaged here by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft. The Hrad Vallis channel system can be seen sauntering across the bumpy landscape of Utopia Planitia.
PIA04081:
Complex and Perplexing Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-09 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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In this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey, a mantling layer of sediment slumps off the edge of a mesa in Candor Chasma producing a ragged pattern of erosion that hints at the presence of a volatile component mixed in with the sediment.
PIA04082:
Candor Chasma Mesa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-09 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Erosion of the interior layered deposits of Melas Chasma, part of the huge Valles Marineris canyon system, has produced cliffs with examples of spur and gulley morphology and exposures of finely layered sediments, as seen in this NASA Mars Odyssey image.
PIA04083:
Melas Chasma Deposits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-11 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The sinuous channels and streamlined islands at the junction of Shalbatana and Simud Vallis, seen in this NASA Mars Odyssey image, present an erosional history of the catastrophic floods that scoured the Martian surface hundreds of millions of years ago.
PIA04084:
Shalbatana/Simud Vallis Junction
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-15 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The relatively flat floor and terrace walls of this impact crater imaged by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft suggest the crater was partly infilled with sediment and subsequently eroded to its present day form.
PIA04086:
Impact Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-15 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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At first glance, this NASA Mars Odyssey image showing impact craters and linear ridges and troughs is typical of the southern highlands. However, upon closer examination migrating sand dunes are observed within the troughs.
PIA04087:
Southern Sand Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-17 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The muted terrain of northern Acidalia Planitia, as seen in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, testifies to the fact that the region is heavily mantled with dust.
PIA04088:
Ridges swimming in a sea of dust
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-17 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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In this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, striations on the floor of this sinuous channel adjacent to Protonilus Mensae look like they result from the flow of lava or perhaps even glacial ice.
PIA04089:
Evidence of flow?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-22 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The layered deposits in this Valles Marineris canyon imaged by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft are heavily eroded by the wind into an impressive array of yardangs and swirling patterns of layers. The origin of the deposits remains a mystery.
PIA04090:
Layered Deposits in Western Candor Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-22 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The impact crater in this NASA Mars Odyssey image is a model illustration of the effects of erosion on Mars. The degraded crater rim and several landslides observed in crater walls are evidence of the mass wasting of materials.
PIA04091:
Erosion Effects
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-24 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows crater wall dust avalanches in southern Arabia Terra.
PIA04092:
Dust Avalanches
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-24 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The bizarre patterns on the floor of this crater in Nilosyrtis Mensae imaged by NASA's Mars Odyssey defy an easy explanation. It is possible that some form of periglacial process combined with the vaporization of ground ice to form these patterns.
PIA04093:
Concentric Crater Fill
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The ejecta of the impact crater shown in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft appears to have been modified after it was emplaced. This modification may be due to the presence of subsurface ground ice.
PIA04094:
Elysium Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows old, heavily cratered volcanic terrain in Terra Tyrrhena within the Martian southern highlands.
PIA04095:
Terra Tyrrhena
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In this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey, the late afternoon sun casts a shadow over a rim of Huygens Crater that's 700 meters (nearly 2,300 feet) high.
PIA04096:
Crater Rim
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-30 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The floors of these craters imaged by NASA's Mars Odyssey contain very interesting and enigmatic materials that may hold shallow subsurface ground ice with varying amounts of a sediment covering (mantle).
PIA04097:
Nilosyrtis Mensae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-03 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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A broad channel in the Deuteronilus Mensae region, shown in this NASA Mars Odyssey image, displays the strange landforms common to the northern mid-latitudes where ground ice likely plays a role in their formation.
PIA04098:
Mamers Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-03 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The large sand sheets and dunes observed in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey are located near the north pole of Mars. Changes in surface albedo across the image are likely due to variable thicknesses of dark sand that covers lighter surfaces.
PIA04099:
Chasma Boreal Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-07 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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In this NASA Mars Odyssey image of eastern Arabia Terra, remnants of a once vast layered terrain are evident as isolated buttes, mesas, and deeply-filled craters.
PIA04400:
Remnants of Lost Geology
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-07 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The dust devil streaks observed in this NASA Mars Odyssey image of the Martian northern plains trend over hills, mounds and valleys, giving hints to the dynamic nature in which these streaks are formed.
PIA04401:
Dust Devil Streaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-10 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Eroded, or 'etched' terrain dominates the field of view of this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, acquired over eastern Terra Meridiani. At the bottom of many craters and in other areas, dunes are present.
PIA04402:
Etched Terrain in Terra Meridiani
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-10 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows an impact crater with a rampart ejecta blanket in Arabia Terra.
PIA04403:
Arabia Terra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-12 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Accumulations of thick dust give way down slopes, crater walls, and other steep terrain in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey, leaving the dark streaks that are common in the dusty region of Arabia Terra.
PIA04404:
Arabia Terra Streaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-12 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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In this NASA Mars Odyssey image of western Acidalia, two craters of similar size dramatically display the effects of geologic activity. The younger one on the left has been left relatively well preserved.
PIA04405:
A Tale of Two Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-14 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Heavy water ice clouds almost completely obscure the surface in Vastitas Borealis, as seen in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA04406:
Ice Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-14 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This somewhat cloudy image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a stunning example of layered deposits in Terby crater, just north of the Hellas impact basin.
PIA04407:
Layered Deposits in Terby Crater
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