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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-24 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
THEMIS
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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
THEMIS
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-03 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-03 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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The channels and linear depression in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located on the western margin of the Elysium Volcanic complex. The channels were created by lava flow.
PIA17713:
Lava Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-02 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a small portion of the lava flows that comprise Daedalia Planum.
PIA17712:
Daedalia Planum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-29 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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The channel in the bottom part of this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft was created by lava flow rather than water flow. This feature is located in the Tharsis plains east of Olympus Mons.
PIA17711:
Lava Channel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image shows part of Rubicon Valles located on the northwestern flank of Alba Mons seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17710:
Rubicon Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-27 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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The surface textures located southeast of Aeolis Planum likely had wind action as one of the contributing processes, as shown by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17709:
Surface Textures
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-26 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the large deposit on the floor of Nicholson Crater.
PIA17708:
Nicholson Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-25 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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The ridges and mesas in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of Hydraotes Chaos.
PIA17707:
Hydraotes Chaos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-22 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image shows part of Coprates Chasma as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17706:
Coprates Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft of Gale Crater shows the region of the crater that is 'home' to the Curiosity Rover.
PIA17705:
Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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In this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, we see an intersection of several fractures on the floor of Echus Chasma. One 'sector' appears to have been filled by a more recent viscous lava flow.
PIA17704:
Martian Intersection
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Imaged by MRO's NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Camera, this observation shows one of two odd, rounded mesas with a knobby, pitted texture.
PIA17703:
A Textured Mesa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is of an ancient, approximately 3 billion year-old landslide shows two distinct surface albedos, which are proportions of reflected light.
PIA17702:
Hydrated Sulfate Landslides in Ophir Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Nirgal Vallis is one of the largest and longest valley networks on Mars as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17701:
Nirgal Vallis Tributaries
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-20 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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Several different surface textures are present on the lower elevations of Iani Chaos in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17686:
Iani Chaos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-19 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image shows several wind streaks in Syrtis Major Planum as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17685:
Wind Streaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-18 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a small portion of the lava flows that comprise Daedalia Planum.
PIA17684:
Daedalia Planum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-15 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image shows wind streaks in Syrtis Major Planum as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17683:
Wind Streaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-14 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the sand sheet and dunes on the floor of Rabe Crater.
PIA17682:
Rabe Crater Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-13 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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This stereo view shows the 'Murray Ridge' portion of the western rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars. You need 3D glasses to view this image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
PIA17588:
'Murray Ridge' in Stereo from Mars Rover Opportunity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-13 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This view of Murray Ridge was generated from data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Rover and a digital topographic map generated from stereo HiRISE coverage.
PIA17586:
A New Perspective on Murray Ridge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This view taken from orbit shows a cluster of small, steep-sided knobs called 'Murray Buttes,' in tribute to Bruce Murray (1931-2013), an influential advocate for planetary exploration.
PIA17587:
'Murray Buttes' at Foot of Mount Sharp on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-13 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover, Opportunity, shows the lower reaches of 'Murray Ridge,' informally named to honor the late Bruce Murray, who led NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory through a period of great challenge and achievement.
PIA17585:
Opportunity's View Climbing 'Murray Ridge'
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Panoramic Camera
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This scene shows the 'Murray Ridge' portion of the western rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars, as seen by NASA's Opportunity rover. It is presented in false color to make some differences between materials easier to see.
PIA17583:
'Murray Ridge' on Rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars, False Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-13 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This scene shows the 'Murray Ridge' portion of the western rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars as seen by NASA's rover Opportunity; this feature is called Murray Ridge in tribute to Bruce Murray (1931-2013), an influential advocate for planetary exploration.
PIA17582:
'Murray Ridge' on Rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows one of the first close HiRISE views of the enigmatic Valles Marineris interior layered deposits.
PIA17691:
Sandstone Cliffs and Hematite Lag Deposits of Ophir Mensa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Straight and meandering thin ridges are periodically found on Mars. Such ridges can form in a variety of ways, as seen in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17690:
Linear Ridges
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Does this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show a possible proto-pedestal crater? This crater has a ring trough, but the inner circle around the crater does not appear significantly elevated.
PIA17689:
Crater with Trough in Utopia Rupes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image covers part of the Athabasca Valles flood lava plain, the youngest large lava flow on the surface of Mars as observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17688:
Rafts of Lava with Strange Infrared Properties
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-13 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image shows a delta deposit where a tributary channel enters Ismenius Cavus in Mamers Valles as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17681:
Delta Deposit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-12 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image shows part of the sand sheet and dunes on the floor of Rabe Crater as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17620:
Rabe Crater Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-11 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The linear depressions in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of Memnonia Foassae.
PIA17619:
Memnonia Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Sand dunes such as 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.
PIA17675:
Dunes on the Rim of the Hellas Impact Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-08 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Many gullies are located on the northern rim of this unnamed crater in Noachis Terra as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft. Small dunes are located on the floor of the crater (lower left side of image).
PIA17618:
Gullies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-07 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The channels in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are a small portion of the channel complex called Arda Valles.
PIA17617:
Arda Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Many types of craters exist on Mars. Most are generated by impacts of asteroids and comets. However, in this image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the craters may be due to steam explosions.
PIA17673:
Cratered Cones in Tartarus Montes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an impact crater with a diameter of approximately 2 kilometers located in the Coloe Fossae region of Mars.
PIA17672:
Breached Rim of a Circular Depression
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This area seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is known as the Deuteronilus contact of the Isidis Basin; it has been interpreted as a possible ancient shoreline. There are also suggestions that this contact is of volcanic origin.
PIA17671:
Hints of an Ancient Shoreline in Southern Isidis Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Tharsis Tholus, one of the smaller shield volcanoes on Mars' massive 'Tharsis Rise.'
PIA17670:
Dust Covered Channels on Tharsis Tholus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-06 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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A small landslide deposit of an unnamed crater is visible in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17616:
Landslide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-05 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows several features in Shalbatana Vallis. A tributary channel appears to have created a delta deposit in the upper half of the image, and several landslide deposits in the lower half.
PIA17615:
Shalbatana Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-04 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Many dark slope streaks mark the rim of this unnamed crater in Terra Sabaea in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17614:
Dark Slope Streaks in Terra Sabaea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-01 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a small portion of the lava flows that make up Daedalia Planum.
PIA17613:
Daedalia Planum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-31 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image of Ophir Chasma shows part of a large landslide deposit as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17612:
Ophir Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This non-circular pit seen in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is due to a low angle impact from an asteroid or comet. The raised plateau west of the crater was where most of the impact debris landed.
PIA17626:
Martian Thunderbird
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This particular area, called Mangala Valles and located near the Tharsis region, may be an example of the action of liquid water in the ancient Martian past. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17625:
Enigmatic Channels on the Floor of Mangala Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This is only one of four impact craters on Mars known that possesses intact layers exposed in the central uplift in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17624:
Beautiful Layers in the Central Uplift of Mazamba Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The North Polar region of Mars is capped with layers of water ice and dust, called the 'polar layered deposits.' This permanent polar cap is covered in the winter with a layer of seasonal carbon dioxide ice as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17623:
Spring Slide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-30 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The small hill in this image aptured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft of Amazonis Planitia has several dark slope streaks, believed to form when down slope movement of rocks or other debris clear off some of the dust cover.
PIA17611:
Amazonis Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-29 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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The low ridge that appears as a dark band below the horizon in the center of this scene is a Martian outcrop called 'Cooperstown,' a possible site for contact inspection with tools on the robotic arm of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity.
PIA17580:
Curiosity's View of "Cooperstown" Outcrop on Route to Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-29 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows lava flows in Daedalia Planum.
PIA17610:
Daedalia Planum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image shows another portion of Ravi Vallis. In this image taken by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft, a small crater and the resistant material formed during the impact form a 'donut' on the floor of the valley.
PIA17546:
Ravi Vallis Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-25 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The channels in this image are part of Ravi Vallis as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17545:
Ravi Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-24 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Dark dunes are located on the floor of an unnamed crater inside Firsoff Crater in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17544:
Dark Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-23 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity captured this 3-D view after beginning to ascend the northwestern slope of 'Solander Point' on the western rim of Endeavour Crater.
PIA17367:
Mars Hill-Climbing Opportunity at 'Solander Point,' in Stereo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-23 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity captured this southward uphill view after beginning to ascend the northwestern slope of 'Solander Point' on the western rim of Endeavour Crater.
PIA17366:
Mars Hill-Climbing Opportunity at 'Solander Point'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-23 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The channel shown here is part of a large system of depressions located on the eastern side of the Elysium Mons volcanic complex. The depression in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is located just south of Albor Tholus.
PIA17543:
Elysium Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-22 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows several of the channels located in the Elysium Mons volcanic complex. It is likely that these channels were formed by lava flow rather than water.
PIA17537:
Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image shows one of the two landslide deposits within this unnamed crater north of Ares Vallis as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17536:
Landslide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Shown here is an exceptionally long sinuous ridge, possibly an inverted fluvial feature, that cuts across newly mapped geologic units of the Medusae Fossae Formation, from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17574:
Sinuous Ridge Cutting Across Geologic Units of the Medusae Fossae Formation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-18 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Dark slope streaks are common in Lycus Sulci, the complex ridged terrain surrounding the north and west side of Olympus Mons as seen in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17535:
Dark Slope Streaks
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