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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-20 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image of the south polar cap captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows many different surface textures as well as layering.
PIA18955:
South Polar Textures
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-19 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a small section of Reull Vallis.
PIA18954:
Reull Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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This northeast-facing view from the lower edge of the pale 'Pahrump Hills' outcrop at the base of Mount Sharp includes wind-sculpted ripples of sand and dust in the middle ground. It was taken by Curiosity's Navcam on Nov. 13, 2014.
PIA18883:
Ripples Beside 'Pahrump Hills' Outcrop at Base of Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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A wheel track cuts through a windblown ripple of dusty sand in this Nov. 7, 2014, image from the Mastcam on NASA's Curiosity rover. The view spans about four feet across.
PIA18882:
Ripple's Interior Exposed by Rover Wheel Track
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This patch of Martian bedrock, about 2 feet (70 centimeters) across, is finely layered rock with some pea-size inclusions. It lies near the lowest point of the 'Pahrump Hills' outcrop, which forms part of the basal layer of Mount Sharp.
PIA18881:
Fine-Grained, Finely Layered Rock at Base of Martian Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This small ridge, about 3 feet long, appears to resist wind erosion more than the flatter plates around it. Such differences are among the traits NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is examining at selected rock targets at the base of Mount Sharp.
PIA18880:
Erosion Resistance at 'Pink Cliffs' at Base of Martian Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-18 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Microscopic Imager
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This close-up view of a target rock called 'Last Chance' was acquired by NASA's Mars rover Opportunity on March 3, 2004 of Opportunity's work on Mars. The embedded spherules evident in this image were nicknamed 'blueberries.
PIA18885:
Clues to Wet History in Texture of a Martian Rock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-18 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The linear graben in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are all part of Claritas Fossae.
PIA18953:
Claritas Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-17 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Numerous channels dissect the rim of Lohse Crater, as shown in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA18952:
Lohse Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-14 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The numerous small depressions seen in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft of the south polar cap are informally called swiss cheese.
PIA18949:
South Polar Textures
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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A significant event has occurred in Inca City. The layer of seasonal ice has started to develop long cracks as evidenced by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18896:
Spring in Inca City V
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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At certain times in spring, fans take on a gray or blue appearance. This is the time in Inca City when this phenomenon happens, as seen in this image acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18895:
Spring in Inca City IV
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image, acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows there are a few more fans on the ridge as spring activity progresses in Inca City.
PIA18894:
Spring in Inca City III
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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The season is officially spring on Mars in Inca City. This image was acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Large blotches of dust cover the araneiforms.
PIA18893:
Spring in Inca City II
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This was the first image to be acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter after the sun rose on Inca City, marking the end to polar night. A few fans are visible emerging from the araneiforms.
PIA18892:
Spring in Inca City I
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-13 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The large complex channel in the center of this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is called Mangala Valles.
PIA18948:
Mangala Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-12 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows another portion of Angustus Labyrinthus near the location of yesterday's image.
PIA18947:
Angustus Labyrinthus 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-11 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The intersecting ridges in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of Angustus Labyrinthus, informally called Inca City.
PIA18942:
Angustus Laybrinthus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-10 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
MAVEN
Navigation Camera
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The first demonstration of NASA's MAVEN Mars orbiter's capability to relay data from a Mars surface mission, on Nov. 6, 2014, included this image, taken Oct. 23, 2014, by Curiosity's Navigation Camera, showing part of 'Pahrump Hills' outcrop.
PIA18866:
Image Relayed by MAVEN Mars Orbiter from Curiosity Mars Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-10 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The hills and depressions in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of Cavi Angusti.
PIA18941:
Cavi Angusti
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This frame from an animated artist's rendering begins with NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft above Mars. The movie then transitions to a sequence of HiRISE images of the comet taken as it flew past Mars.
PIA19045:
Mars Orbiter Observes Comet Siding Spring (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This frame from a movie sequence of images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring before and after its close pass by Mars in October 2014. False color enhances subtle variations in brightness in the comet's coma.
PIA19044:
Mars-Flyby Comet in False Color Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
CRISM
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The Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter obtained this spectrum for comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring during the comet's close approach to Mars.
PIA18865:
Mars-Orbiting Spectrometer Shows Dusty Comet's Spectrum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars MAVEN
Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS)
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This graphic depicts what Mars' atmosphere would have looked like to a viewer with ultraviolet-seeing eyes after a meteor shower on Oct. 19, 2014.
PIA18864:
Emission from Ionized Magnesium in Mars' Atmosphere After Comet Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Five images of comet Siding Spring taken within a 35-minute period as it passed near Mars on Oct. 19, 2014, provide information about the size of the comet's nucleus. The images were acquired by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18863:
Mars Orbiter Sizes Up Passing Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This graph shows changes in apparent brightness of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it approached and receded from Mars, as seen by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The pattern suggests the comet rotates once every eight hours.
PIA18862:
Brightness Rhythm of Mars Flyby Comet Is Clue to Rotation Rate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Shallow Subsurface Radar (SHARAD)
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A comparison of two radargrams from the SHARAD instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows effects on the Martian ionosphere from the close passage of a comet.
PIA18861:
Radar Indication of Effect of Comet Flyby on Martian Ionosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Express (MEX)
Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding (MARSIS)
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These plots portray data from radar sounding of Mars' mid-latitude ionosphere at three times on Oct. 19 and 20, 2014. The data are from the MARSIS instrument on the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter.
PIA18860:
Change in Mars' Mid-Latitude Ionosphere After Comet Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Express (MEX)
Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding (MARSIS)
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These spectrograms from the MARSIS instrument on the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter show the intensity of radar echo in Mars' far-northern ionosphere at three times on Oct. 19 and 20, 2014.
PIA18859:
Radar-Detected Change in Martian Near-Polar Ionosphere After Comet's Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars MAVEN
Neutral Gas and Ion Mass Spectrometer
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These eight graphs present data from the Neutral Gas and Ion Mass Spectrometer on NASA's MAVEN orbiter identifying ions of different metals added to the Martian atmosphere shortly after comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring sped close to Mars.
PIA18858:
Ions of Eight Metals from Comet Dust Detected in Mars Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars MAVEN
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The places where the red line on this graph extends higher than the blue line show detection of metals added to the Martian atmosphere from dust particles released by a passing comet on Oct. 19, 2014. The graphed data are from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft.
PIA18857:
Comet Meteor Shower Put Magnesium and Iron into Martian Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars MAVEN
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This artist's concept depicts the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) on NASA's MAVEN spacecraft scanning the upper atmosphere of Mars. IUVS uses limb scans to map the chemical makeup and vertical structure across Mars' upper atmosphere.
PIA18856:
Artist's Concept of MAVEN's Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph at Work
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The lava flows in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of Solis Planum.
PIA18940:
Solis Planum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-06 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows both part of the volcanic flows of Daedalia Planum (top half) and the tectonic features of Memnonia Fossae (bottom half).
PIA18937:
Volcanics and Tectonics
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-06 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This image from an animiation of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring were taken by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover as the comet passed near the red planet on Oct. 19, 2014.
PIA19043:
Mars Curiosity Rover Views Comet Siding Spring Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-05 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft crosses both Tithonium and Ius Chasma.
PIA18936:
Tithonium and Ius Chasmata
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-04 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This view shows the path and some key places in a survey of the 'Pahrump Hills' outcrop by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover in autumn of 2014. The outcrop is at the base of Mount Sharp within Gale Crater.
PIA19039:
Mars Rover Curiosity's Walkabout at 'Pahrump Hills'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-04 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
CheMin
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This side-by-side comparison shows the X-ray diffraction patterns of two different samples collected from rocks on Mars by NASA's Curiosity rover. The images present data obtained by Curiosity's Chemistry and Mineralogy instrument (CheMin).
PIA19038:
Signature of Hematite in 'Confidence Hills' Martian Rock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-04 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This image from NASA's Curiosity rover shows a sample of powdered rock extracted by the rover's drill from the 'Confidence Hills' target -- the first rock drilled after Curiosity reached the base of Mount Sharp in September 2014.
PIA19037:
'Confidence Hills' Drill Powder in Scoop
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-04 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This image shows the first holes drilled by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity at Mount Sharp. The loose material near the drill holes is drill tailings and an accumulation of dust that slid down the rock during drilling.
PIA19036:
'Confidence Hills' -- The First Mount Sharp Drilling Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-04 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows layering in the south polar cap.
PIA18770:
South Polar Layers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-03 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a portion of the northern cliff face and complex floor deposits of Ophir Chasma.
PIA18769:
Ophir Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-31 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The linear depressions (termed graben) in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of Memnonia Fossae.
PIA18768:
Memnonia Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-30 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The linear depression in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is a graben. The graben in this area of Mars are called Sirenum Fossae.
PIA18767:
Sirenum Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE, with its high resolution and eight years in orbit about Mars, has shown that many dunes and ripples on the planet are active.
PIA18890:
Hardened Dunes in Arcadia Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a small channel cutting into young volcanic lavas in a region where massive catastrophic flooding took place in the relatively recent past in the Athabasca Valles region.
PIA18889:
Sand Sources Near Athabasca Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter acquired this image to aid in the search for the missing lander, Mars 2. If the debris field is found, it could serve as a future landing location to study the effects of crash landing on the Martian surface.
PIA18888:
Search for the Mars 2 Debris Field
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an impact crater that was cut by lava in the Elysium Planitia region of Mars. It looks relatively flat, with a shallow floor, rough surface texture, and possible cooling cracks.
PIA18887:
Which Way is Up?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-29 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the southern flank, where the volcanic material has been eroded into a ridge and channel surface.
PIA18765:
Apollinaris Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows layering in the south polar cap.
PIA18763:
South Pole Layers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-27 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a graben cutting through a plateau. The graben is part of Sirenum Fossae.
PIA18760:
Sirenum Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
CRISM
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These two infrared images of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring were taken by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Oct. 19, 2014.
PIA15291:
Images From Mars-Orbiting Spectrometer Show Comet's Coma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-24 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The depression in the center of this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is a graben (fault bounded block of material). This graben is called Mangala Fossa.
PIA18757:
Mangala Fossa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-23 Mars Hubble Space Telescope
Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
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This synthesized composite of NASA Hubble Space Telescope images captures the positions of comet Siding Spring and Mars in a never-before-seen close passage of a comet by the Red Planet.
PIA17802:
Close Encounters: Comet Siding Spring Seen Next to Mars (Synthesized Image)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-23 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows eroded materials on the floor of Candor Chasma.
PIA18756:
Candor Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-23 Mars MAVEN
Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph
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NASA's MAVEN spacecraft obtained this ultraviolet image of hydrogen surrounding comet Siding Spring on Oct. 17, 2014, two days before the comet's closest approach to Mars.
PIA18619:
MAVEN Ultraviolet Image of Comet Siding Spring's Hydrogen Coma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-22 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a field of sand dunes located on the floor of this unnamed crater in Terra Cimmeria. Several gullies dissect the northern rim of the crater.
PIA18755:
Crater Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The linear depression in the center of this image captured by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft is a graben - a fault bounded block of material. The graben crosses the crater and ejecta in the middle of the image.
PIA18754:
Sirenum Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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These images were taken of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Oct. 19, 2014, during the comet's close flyby of Mars and the spacecraft.
PIA18618:
First Resolved Image of a Long-Period Comet's Nucleus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-20 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This two-image blink shows a comparison of two exposure times in images from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity showing comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it flew near Mars on Oct. 19, 2014.
PIA18617:
Mars Rover Opportunity's View of Comet (Blink of Two Exposures) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-20 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Researchers used the Pancam on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity to capture this view of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it flew near Mars on Oct. 19, 2014.
PIA18592:
Mars Rover Opportunity's View of Passing Comet (Short Exposure)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-20 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Researchers used the Pancam on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity to capture this view of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it flew near Mars on Oct. 19, 2014.
PIA18591:
Mars Rover Opportunity's View of Passing Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-20 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Lava flows of Daedalia Planum can be seen at the top and bottom portions of this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft. The ridge and linear depression in the central part of the image are part of Mangala Fossa, a fault bounded graben.
PIA18753:
Faults and Flows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-17 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows lava flows near Arsia Mons.
PIA18751:
Lava Flows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-16 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This stereo vista from NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity shows 'Wdowiak Ridge,' from left foreground to center, as part of a northward look. You will need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA18616:
Opportunity's Northward View of 'Wdowiak Ridge' (Stereo)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-16 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This north-looking vista from NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity shows 'Wdowiak Ridge,' from left foreground to center. This version is presented in false color, which enhances visibility of the rover's wheel tracks at right.
PIA18615:
Opportunity's Northward View of 'Wdowiak Ridge' (False Color)
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Panoramic Camera
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This vista from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows 'Wdowiak Ridge,' from left foreground to center, as part of a northward look with the rover's tracks visible at right.
PIA18614:
Opportunity's Northward View of 'Wdowiak Ridge'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-16 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the floor of Candor Chasma.
PIA18750:
Candor Chasma
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HiRISE
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Most surface ice on Mars is temporary. The polar layered deposits are thick stacks of permanent water ice at each pole, and the South Polar residual cap may be a permanent (although dynamic) layer of carbon dioxide ice as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissanc
PIA18832:
Perennial Frost in a Crater on the Northern Plains
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HiRISE
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In the northern section of this from image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, we see flat terrain that is probably an ancient lava field. These dust avalanches are common in dust-covered regions on Mars.
PIA18831:
A Collection of Landforms in Eastern Elysium Planitia
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HiRISE
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Melas Chasma is the widest segment of the Valles Marineris canyon, and is an area where NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has detected the presence of sulfates.
PIA18830:
Mounds of Layered Material on the West Edge of Melas Chasma
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HiRISE
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The objective of this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is to examine a light-toned deposit in a region of what is called 'chaotic terrain' at the base of the Valles Marineris canyon system.
PIA18829:
A Light Toned Deposit in Arsinoes Chaos
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the north wall of Valles Marineris near Melas Chasma.
PIA18745:
Valles Marineris
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Three views of an escaping atmosphere around Mars, obtained by NASA's MAVEN's Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph, are shown here.
PIA18613:
Ultraviolet Views of Martian Atmosphere
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a region of plateaus and depressions near the south polar cap.
PIA18744:
South Polar Features
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a region near Memnonia Sulci, which has been eroded by the wind to form linear ridges called yardangs. The two prominent directions of wind are recorded by the two directions of the ridges.
PIA18743:
Yardangs
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the caldera at the summit of Arsia Mons.
PIA18742:
Arsia Mons
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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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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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This region of linear, intersecting ridges near the south pole is called Angustus Labyrinthus, as shown in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA18741:
Angustus Labyrinthus
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a small portion of Daedalia Planum, a huge region of volcanic flows south of Arsia Mons.
PIA18740:
Daedalia Planum
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While yesterday's image showed a texture of oval depressions (swiss cheese), this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a linear surface texture of the south polar cap. This texture is described as looking like a thumbprint.
PIA18736:
South Polar Textures
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is of the south pole and shows a surface with numerous oval depressions. This texture has been described as looking like swiss cheese.
PIA18733:
South Polar Textures
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is of Apollineris Mons, which shows erosion of the materials on it's southern flank.
PIA18732:
Apollinaris Mons
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a portion of Hebes Chasma.
PIA18731:
Hebes Chasma
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HiRISE
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows both dome and barchan dunes in a small sand dune field on the floor of Newton Crater, an approximately 300 kilometer (130 mile) wide crater in the Southern hemisphere of Mars.
PIA18820:
Dome and Barchan Dunes in Newton Crater
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HiRISE
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows bright and dark slope streaks in craters in the Arabia Terra region.
PIA18819:
Bright Slope Streaks in Arabia Terra
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HiRISE
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Nili Patera is a region on Mars in which dunes and ripples are moving rapidly. HiRISE continues to monitor this area every couple of months to see changes over seasonal and annual time scales as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18818:
Continual Dune and Ripple Migration in Nili Patera
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HiRISE
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Oxia Planum is broad clay-bearing surface between Mawrth and Ares Vallis that has been proposed as a future landing site on Mars. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18817:
Possible Future Mars Landing Site in Oxia Planum
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft spans from Tithonium Chasma (top of image) to Ius Chasma (bottom of image).
PIA18729:
Valles Marineris
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows dark slope streaks on the inner rim of an unnamed crater in Amazonis Planitia.
PIA18728:
Dark Slope Streaks
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows layering in the south polar cap.
PIA18727:
South Pole Layers
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft spans Candor Chasma.
PIA18724:
Candor Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-25 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This image from the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows an example of a type of geometrically distinctive feature that researchers are using Curiosity to examine at a mudstone outcrop at the base of Mount Sharp.
PIA18610:
Resistant Features in 'Pahrump Hills' Outcrop
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MAHLI
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This image from the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the first sample-collection hole drilled in Mount Sharp, the layered mountain that is the science destination of the rover's extended mission.
PIA18609:
First Sampling Hole in Mount Sharp
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Mastcam
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This southeastward-looking vista from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the 'Pahrump Hills' outcrop and surrounding terrain seen from a position about 70 feet (20 meters) northwest of the outcrop.
PIA18608:
Curiosity Mars Rover's Approach to 'Pahrump Hills'
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Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the 'Bradbury Landing' location where it landed in August 2012 to the 'Pahrump Hills' outcrop where it drilled into the lowest part of Mount Sharp.
PIA18607:
Curiosity Mars Rover's Route from Landing to 'Pahrump Hills'
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The ridge in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is the rim of a crater near the south polar cap.
PIA18722:
South Polar Crater
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Located on the floor of an unnamed crater in Terra Sirenum, the crater in the center of the this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft has numerous gullies on the inner rim.
PIA18720:
Terra Sirenum
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The unnamed channels in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located in Terra Cimmeria.
PIA18719:
Terra Cimmeria
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