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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows sand dunes in late Northern spring on Mars, mixed with rock outcrops on the floor of a large crater.
PIA17984:
Squiggly Sand Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-04 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the escarpment that encircles Olympus Mons. This image is located on the southeastern flank of the volcano.
PIA17895:
Olympus Mons Escarpment
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-03 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This view combines several frames taken by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, looking into a valley to the west from the eastern side of a dune at the eastern end of the valley.
PIA17931:
Martian Valley May Be Curiosity's Route
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-03 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The narrow lava flows in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located on the northeastern flank of Olympus Mons.
PIA17894:
Olympus Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-31 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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This stereo mosaic of images from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows the terrain to the west from the rover's position on Jan. 30, 2014. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA17769:
Curiosity's View Past Dune at 'Dingo Gap' (Stereo)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-31 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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This mosaic of images from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows the terrain to the west from the rover's position on Jan. 30, 2014.
PIA17930:
Curiosity's View Past Dune at 'Dingo Gap'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-31 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The windstreaks in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located on the lava plains between Pavonis Mons and Noctis Fossae.
PIA17893:
Windstreaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-30 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image shows a different portion of the collapse features located on the northern flank of Ascraeus Mons as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17892:
Ascraeus Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-29 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
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This view of a Martian rock target called /Harrison' merges images from two cameras onboard NASA's Curiosity Mars rover to provide both color and microscopic detail. The elongated crystals are likely feldspars, and the matrix is pyroxene-dominated.
PIA17768:
Martian Rock 'Harrison' in Color, Showing Crystals
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-29 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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As NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is progressing toward Mount Sharp, researchers are using the rover's RIM and ChemCam instruments to examine soils and rocks in Gale Crater.
PIA17767:
Crystal-Laden Martian Rock Examined by Curiosity's Laser Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-29 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, Curiosity, has been white-balanced to show what the rocks would look like if they were on Earth.
PIA17766:
Curiosity Mars Rover Approaches 'Dingo Gap,' Mastcam View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This map shows the route that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover drove inside Gale Crater from its landing in August 2013 through Jan. 26, 2004. The rover is approaching a gap between two low scarps, 'Dingo Gap.'
PIA17765:
Traverse Map for Mars Rover Curiosity as of Jan. 26, 2014
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-29 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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This stereo mosaic of images from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows the terrain surrounding the rover's position on the 524th Martian day. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA17764:
Full-Circle Vista During Curiosity's Approach to 'Dingo Gap' (Stereo)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-29 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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The view from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity covers a full 360 degrees, centered toward the south, with north at both the left and right ends. Nearer the horizon is a sand dune at a location called 'Dingo Gap'.
PIA17763:
Full-Circle Vista During Curiosity's Approach to 'Dingo Gap'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-29 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN), measures the flow of neutrons with different energy levels returning from the ground, and their delay times, as an indication of the amount and depth of hydrogen in the ground beneath the NASA's rover, Curiosity.
PIA17762:
Russian Hydrogen-Checking Instrument on Curiosity Fires 2 Millionth Pulse
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-29 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The pits, fractures and channel-like features captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located on the northern flank of Ascraeus Mons. Most of these features were created by collapse into lava tubes that existed below the surface.
PIA17891:
Ascraeus Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a portion of Alba Fossae, located on the northwestern margin of Alba Mons. Small channels are also visible.
PIA17890:
Alba Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-27 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The fractures in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of Labeatis Fossae. The large impact crater was formed after the fractures.
PIA17889:
Labeatis Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-24 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The fractures in this image are part of a large system of fractures called Cerberus Fossae. Athabasca Valles is visible in the lower right corner of the image as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17888:
Cerberus Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-23 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This section from a panorama that NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit acquired in October 2005 from the top of 'Husband Hill' presents the view toward the south from that summit.
PIA17760:
NASA's Mars Rover Spirit's View Southward from Husband Hill
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-23 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recorded the component images for this self-portrait about three weeks before completing a decade of work on Mars.
PIA17759:
Self-Portrait by Opportunity Mars Rover in January 2014
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-23 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The gold line on this image shows NASA's Opportunity's route from the landing site, in upper left, to the area it is investigating on the western rim of Endeavour Crater as of the rover's 10th anniversary on Mars, in Earth years.
PIA17758:
Opportunity's First Decade of Driving on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-23 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This plot segregates various minerals examined by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity according to their different compositions; for example, those with more iron and magnesium oxides are located in the lower right corner.
PIA17757:
Mineral Plot from 'Esperance' Target
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-23 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Rock targets known as 'Esperance6,' and 'Lihir,' are shown in this false-color view from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. Esperance6 was deeply abraded with the rover's rock abrasion tool.
PIA17756:
'Esperance6' and 'Lihir' Rover Targets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-23 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Researchers used NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity to find a water-related mineral on the ground that had been detected from orbit, and found it in the dark veneer of rocks on the rim of Endeavour Crater.
PIA17364:
Mineral Detected from Orbit Found in Dark Veneers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-23 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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A region known as 'Cape York' on the western rim of Endeavour Crater, where the Opportunity rover worked for 20 months, is highlighted in these images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17264:
'Cape York' Explored
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-23 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a portion of the floor of Antoniadi Crater. The faint, dark marks may be dust devil tracks.
PIA17887:
Antoniadi Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-22 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The hills in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of a large region of hills located north of Hecates Tholus.
PIA17886:
Galaxias Colles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-21 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This before-and-after pair of images of the same patch of ground in front of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity 13 days apart documents the arrival of a bright rock onto the scene.
PIA17761:
Rock That Appeared in Front of Opportunity on "Murray Ridge"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The fractures in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of Labeatis Fossae.
PIA17885:
Labeatis Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-20 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image shows a portion of the north polar dune field where there has been more frost lost from the dunes. This image is from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17866:
Polar Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-17 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows dunes near the north polar cap of Mars. It is springtime at the north pole and the dunes are starting to lose their frost cover.
PIA17865:
Polar Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-16 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is located southwest of Olympus Mons, shows the end of a lava flow that has flowed between the hills at the upper left portion of the image.
PIA17864:
Lava End
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The linearity of the volcanic vent shown in this image observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, in conjunction with evidence of lava flow from the vent, suggests control by combined volcano-tectonic processes.
PIA17876:
Fissure near Cerberus Fossae with Tectonic Morphologies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows chlorides that have a bright appearance and are covered by other dark materials.
PIA17875:
Looking for Salts on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows cones with summit pits that are very similar to cinder cones on Earth. They are also very well-preserved, peppered by only small impact craters, so they must be geologically young.
PIA17874:
Recent Volcanism in Valles Marineris
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Sand dunes like those seen in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have been observed to creep slowly across the surface of Mars through the action of the wind.
PIA17873:
Dunes on the Rim of the Hellas Impact Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-15 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The complex fracture system in this image is part of Ceraunius Fossae, one of the fracture systems that surround Alba Mons as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17863:
Ceraunius Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-14 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a small portion of Olympia Undae, the vast dune field near the north pole.
PIA17862:
Olympia Undae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-13 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The complex fracture in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is one of the many graben that surround Alba Mons.
PIA17861:
Cyane Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-10 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The dunes in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located on the floor of Lyot Crater.
PIA17860:
Lyot Crater Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and tracks left by its driving appear in this portion of a Dec. 11, 2013, observation by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The rover is near the lower-left corner of this view.
PIA17755:
Curiosity Trekking, Viewed from Orbit in December 2013
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Two parallel tracks left by the wheels of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover cross rugged ground in this portion of an observation by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Dec. 11, 2013. The rover itself does not appear in this image.
PIA17754:
Curiosity Rover Tracks, Viewed from Orbit in December 2013
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is of an east-facing slope in Tithonium Chasma.
PIA17859:
The Obliquity of Mars (Periodic Bedding in Tithonium Chasma)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Low lying areas in the Hellas region, which is the largest impact basin on Mars, often show complex groups of banded ridges, furrows, and pits as seen in this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17858:
Banded Ridges in Hellas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a set of landforms that appears to form a nested 'chevron' pattern on a slope in Coloe Fossae. Interestingly, nearby surfaces on the same slope are all parallel.
PIA17857:
Rippled Surfaces on a Slope in Coloe Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-09 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The southern Amazonis Planitia shows two craters with ejecta that stand out above the surrounding surface. The ejecta has remained in place while the surrounding material was removed. This image is from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17856:
Resistent Ejecta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-08 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows where Patapsco Vallis enters the largest depression of Elysium Fossae. Patapsco Vallis, on the Elysium Mons volcanic complex, was likely formed by the flow of lava rather than water.
PIA17854:
Patapsco Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-07 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Numerous dark slope streaks mark the complex inner rim of this unnamed crater in Terra Sabaea in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17853:
Dark Slope Streaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-06 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Dark slope streaks mark the hill sides in Lycus Sulci as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17824:
Dark Slope Streaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-03 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This false color image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is of the outcrop on the 'Murray Ridge' portion of the rim of Endeavour Crater as the rover approached the 10th anniversary of its landing on Mars.
PIA17753:
Outcrop on 'Murray Ridge' Section of Martian Crater Rim (False Color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-03 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity observed this outcrop on the 'Murray Ridge' portion of the rim of Endeavour Crater as the rover approached the 10th anniversary of its landing on Mars.
PIA17752:
Outcrop on 'Murray Ridge' Section of Martian Crater Rim
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-03 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The fractures, collapse features and lava flows in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are all located on the northern flank of Ascraeus Mons.
PIA17823:
Ascraeus Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-02 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a portion of Nanedi Valles.
PIA17822:
Nanedi Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-01 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Winds have scoured this region south of Olympus Mons as seen in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17821:
Wind Erosion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-31 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the summit caldera of Ascraeus Mons.
PIA17820:
Ascraeus Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-30 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Dunes are found on the floor of this unnamed crater located on the margin between Arabia Terra and Terra Sabaea in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17819:
Crater Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-27 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image near Athabasca Valles shows thin plate of lava as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft. This style of lava flow is very different from other lava flows in the nearby Elysium and Tharsis volcanic complexes.
PIA17818:
Lava
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-26 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The narrow flows and channels in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located on the northeastern margin of Olympus Mons.
PIA17817:
Olympus Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-25 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Dark slope streaks mark the inner rim of this unnamed crater in Arabia Terra as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17816:
Dark Slope Streaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-24 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This complex region of channels and chaos is located south of Chia crater and east of the much larger Maja Valles. This image was captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17815:
Channel and Chaos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-23 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
Thermal Emission Spectrometer
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The lava flows in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located of the eastern margin of the Tharsis Volcanic complex.
PIA17785:
Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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The left-front wheel of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows dents and holes in this image taken by the MAHLI camera, which is mounted at the end of Curiosity's robotic arm.
PIA17751:
Left-Front Wheel of Curiosity Rover, Approaching Three Miles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity captured this 3-D view of the rock-studded terrain Curiosity has traversed since October 2013, accelerating the pace of wear and tear on the rover's wheels.
PIA17584:
Rocky Mars Ground Where Curiosity Has Been Driving (Stereo)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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The rock-studded terrain NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has traversed since October 2013 appears to have accelerated the pace of wear and tear on the rover's wheels. Future drives may be charted to cross smoother ground where available.
PIA17581:
Rocky Mars Ground Where Curiosity Has Been Driving
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-20 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
Thermal Emission Spectrometer
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The lava flows in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located of the eastern margin of the Tharsis Volcanic complex.
PIA17784:
Tharsis Lava Flows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-19 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The channel in this image is called Havel Vallis, as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17783:
Havel Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-18 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The two dark windstreaks in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located on the extensive lava plains of Daedalia Planum.
PIA17782:
Windstreaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-17 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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The small, dark sand dunes at the bottom of this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located on the floor of Escalante Crater.
PIA17781:
Escalante Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-16 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft of Daedalia Planum contains a narrow lava flow and shows the end of the flow. The end of a lava flow is often called the 'toe' and is formed when the eruption creating the flow slows down or stops
PIA17780:
Flow Margin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-13 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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The steep northern wall of Tithonium Chasma crosses this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft. Landslide deposits from slope failure can be seen at the lower left corner of the image.
PIA17779:
Tithonium Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-12 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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The channels in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located in Elysium Planitia and were likely created by lava flow.
PIA17778:
Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-11 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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The arcuate or curved fractures in this image are located on the eastern margin of Elysium Planitia as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17777:
Arcuate Fractures
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbite on May 19, 2010, shows an impact crater that had not existed when the same location on Mars was previously observed in March 2008.
PIA17750:
Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter, Thermal Emission Imaging System
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-10 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
MOLA
THEMIS
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This map of Mars indicates locations of new craters that have excavated ice (blue) and those that have not (red). Albedo information comes from NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter, and the map comes from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor orbiter.
PIA17609:
Locations of Ice-Exposing Fresh Craters on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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The image is an excerpt from an observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter showing a meteorite impact that excavated this crater on Mars exposed bright ice that had been hidden just beneath the surface at this location.
PIA17608:
Fresh Crater Exposing Buried Ice on Mid-Latitude Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-10 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
MOLA
THEMIS
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This pair of maps based on albedo information from NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter and topographical information from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor orbiter indicates locations of confirmed sites of recurrent slope linea on Mars.
PIA17607:
Maps of Recurrent Slope Linea Markings on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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These images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show how the appearance of dark markings on Martian slope changes with the seasons. The marks, called recurrent slope linea extend down slopes during warmer months.
PIA17606:
Seasonal Changes in Dark Marks on an Equatorial Martian Slope Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter includes an especially long example of a type of dark marking that advances down some Martian slopes in warmer months and fades away in cooler months.
PIA17605:
Long, Recurring Linear Marking on Martian Slope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-10 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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Shadows cast by the high walls and high hills within Candor Chasma are visible in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft. The local time is near 5:00 in the afternoon.
PIA17718:
Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has made measurements indicating that the Cumberland rock target the rover drilled in May 2013 has been exposed at the surface for about 80 million years.
PIA17604:
Scarp Retreat Model and Exposure History of 'Yellowknife Bay'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This mosaic of images from the Mast Camera onboard NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows a series of sedimentary deposits in the Glenelg area of Gale Crater, from a perspective in Yellowknife Bay looking toward west-northwest.
PIA17603:
Erosion by Scarp Retreat in Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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A rock in the Sheepbed mudstone deposit in the Yellowknife Bay area inside Gale Crater is the first rock on Mars ever to be dated by laboratory analysis of its ingredients.
PIA17602:
Measuring the Age of a Rock on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
RAD
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Measurements with the MSL's RAD on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover during the flight to Mars and now on the surface of Mars enable an estimate of the radiation astronauts would be exposed to on an expedition to Mars.
PIA17601:
Radiation Exposure Comparisons with Mars Trip Calculation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
RAD
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Micrograys are unit of measurement for absorbed radiation dose. The vertical axis is in micrograys per day. The RAD instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover monitors the natural radiation environment at the surface of Mars.
PIA17600:
Radiation Measurements on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
SAM
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This image graphs four gases released ('evolved') when powdered rock from the target rock 'Cumberland' was heated inside the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
PIA17599:
Volatiles Released by Heating Sample Powder from Martian Rock 'Cumberland'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
SAM
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This schematic shows the atomic structure of the smallest units that make up the layers and interlayer region of clay minerals. This structure is similar to the clay mineral in drilled rock powder collected by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
PIA17598:
Clay Mineral Structure Similar to Clays Observed in Mudstone on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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These two images come from the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Images of locations in Gale Crater taken from orbit around Mars reveal evidence of erosion in recent geological times and development of small scarps, or vertical surfaces
PIA17597:
Erosion Patterns May Guide Mars Rover to Rocks Recently Exposed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
CTX
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This illustration depicts a concept for the possible extent of an ancient lake inside Gale Crater. The base map combines image data from the Context Camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and color information from Viking Orbiter imagery.
PIA17596:
Possible Extent of Ancient Lake in Gale Crater, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This mosaic of images from NASA's Curiosity shows geological members of the Yellowknife Bay formation, and the sites where Curiosity drilled into the lowest-lying member, called Sheepbed, at targets 'John Klein' and 'Cumberland'.
PIA17595:
View of Yellowknife Bay Formation, with Drilling Sites
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
MAHLI
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The hole that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover drilled into target rock 'John Klein' provided a view into the interior of the rock, as well as obtaining a sample of powdered material from the rock.
PIA17594:
View into 'John Klein' Drill Hole in Martian Mudstone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-09 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows another portion of the large dune field near the north polar cap.
PIA17717:
Polar Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-06 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows sand dunes located near the north polar cap. It is springtime and the dunes will darken with time as the winter frost sublimates in the sun.
PIA17716:
Spring at the North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-05 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
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This graph shows a spectrum recorded by the Chemistry and Camera instrument (ChemCam) in NASA's Curiosity Mars rover; it is is typical of Martian volcanic (basalt) material.
PIA17593:
ChemCam Spectrum from Martian Rock Target 'Ithaca'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-05 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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The rock 'Ithaca' is shown here with a rougher lower texture and smoother texture on top, and appears to be a piece of the local sedimentary bedrock protruding from the surrounding soil in Gale Crater as seen by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
PIA17592:
Target Rock 'Ithaca' in Gale Crater, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-05 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
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Since landing on Mars in August 2012, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has fired the laser on its Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument more than 100,000 times at rock and soil targets up to about 23 feet (7 meters) away.
PIA17591:
Target for 100,000th Laser Shot by Curiosity on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-05 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Numerous dark slope streaks are located on the inner rim of this unnamed crater in Terra Sabaea. This image is from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17715:
Dark Slope Streaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-04 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Dark slope streaks mark the inner rim of this unnamed crater in Terra Sabaea, as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17714:
Dark Slope Streaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-03 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity captured this image as the rover ascended 'Murray Ridge' above 'Solander Point' on the western rim of Endeavour Crater.
PIA17590:
Tracks of a Climb on Opportunity's Sol 3485
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
CTX
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The gold line on this image shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's route as it investigating on the western rim of Endeavour Crater.
PIA17589:
Opportunity's Journey, Approaching 10th Anniversary
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