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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-30 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
RAD
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This illustration depicts the two main types of radiation that NASA's Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) onboard Curiosity monitors, and how the magnetic field around Earth affects the radiation in space near Earth.
PIA16938:
Sources of Ionizing Radiation in Interplanetary Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-30 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a small field of dunes and associated dust devil tracks located on the floor of this unnamed crater on the rim of Roddenberry Crater.
PIA17093:
Dunes and Dust Devils
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows enigmatic, shallowly incised valleys, found in some mid- to low-latitude regions on Mars.
PIA17736:
Valleys in Tyrrhena Terra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This well-preserved impact crater in Tyrrhena Terra, northeast of Hellas Planitia, is approximately 6 kilometers in diameter as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17735:
Crater with Debris Aprons in Tyrrhena Terra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the central hills in Hale Crater with thousands of seasonal flows on steep slopes below bedrock outcrops.
PIA17734:
Active Slope Flows on the Central Hills of Hale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-29 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows an unnamed channel located in Terra Sabaea, near Hellas Planitia.
PIA17092:
Channel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows wind erosion that has formed yardangs. These parallel sets of ridges and valley are formed by sandblasing poorly consolidated surface materials.
PIA17091:
Yardangs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-27 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Numerous channels dissect the rim on Bakhuysen Crater from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17225:
Bakhuysen Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-24 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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A large landslide deposit fills the bottom part of this image of Coprates Chasma captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17224:
Coprates Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-23 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The different layers of material in this occur in Aram Chaos as seen in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA17223:
Aram Chaos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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A south-facing escarpment in the Northwest Hellas region that was targeted for the phyllosilicates shows instances of bluish rock in this enhanced color image taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17733:
Ice in a Chlorite-Bearing Escarpment in Northwest Hellas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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In the area between Crommelin and Firsoff craters, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter saw heavily cratered terrain with deposits that record Martian geologic history and stratigraphy.
PIA17732:
Ridges and a Valley with Flow Fronts
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Scientist hypothesize that a lake of liquid water once filled Gale crater, and the layers in the mound formed as sediment settled down through the water to the bottom of the lake in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17731:
How Did the Mound in Gale Crater Form?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a transect of Coprates Chasma wall stratigraphy, which includes (moving down sequence): the southern plateau, wall spurs, fans of eroded material, gullies, sand dunes, and canyon floor.
PIA17730:
Eastern Valles Marineris Bedrock Stratigraphy and Falling Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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Like yesterday's image, this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows lava flows from Arsia Mons.
PIA17090:
More Arsia Mons Flows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-21 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This self-portrait of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines dozens of exposures to show gray-powder and two holes where Curiosity used its drill on the rock target 'John Klein.'
PIA16937:
Updated Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'John Klein'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows some of the extensive lava flows that originate at Arsia Mons.
PIA16989:
Arsia Mons Flows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drilled into this rock target,
PIA16936:
'Cumberland' Target Drilled by Curiosity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This image from the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows the rock target
PIA16935:
Before-and-After Blink of 'Cumberland' Drilling Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-20 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the southeastern rim of Gale Crater. The large ridge at the bottom of image is the top of the rim. Image shows a channel dissecting the rim; two dune fields occur along the path of the channel too.
PIA16987:
Images of Gale #33
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-17 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
HiRISE
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This map of a portion of the western rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars shows the area where NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity worked for 20 months.
PIA16931:
Opportunity Heads Toward Next Destination, 'Solander Point'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-17 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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The pale rock in the upper center of this image, about the size of a human forearm, includes a target called 'Esperance,' which was inspected by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
PIA16930:
Rock Target 'Esperance' Altered by Wet History (False Color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-17 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Microscopic Imager
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This mosaic shot by the microscopic imager on the robotic arm of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows a rock target called 'Esperance' after some of the rock's surface had been removed by Opportunity's rock abrasion tool.
PIA16929:
Close-Up of 'Esperance' After Abrasion by Opportunity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-17 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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Moving further east, this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the southern extent of Mt. Sharp as well as the crater floor and rim. In this image there are small dunes near Mt. Sharp as well as dunes near the crater rim.
PIA16986:
Images of Gale #32
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-16 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Hazcam
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This image was taken by Opportunity's front hazard-avoidance camera after the Sol 3309 drive, looking back at the tracks produced while the rover was driving in reverse, as it often does.
PIA16933:
View Back at Record-Setting Drive by Opportunity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-16 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Hazcam (MSL)
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used its front left Hazard-Avoidance Camera for this image of the rover's arm over the drilling target
PIA16932:
Curiosity at 'Cumberland'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-16 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft provides another look at one of the larger channels dissecting the rim of Gale Crater that may be the source of the dune material.
PIA16985:
Images of Gale #31
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This set of images from cameras on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter documents the appearance of a new cluster of impact craters on Mars. The orbiter has imaged at least 248 fresh craters, or crater clusters, on Mars.
PIA16928:
Fresh Cluster of Impact Craters on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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With NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE camera and its powerful resolution, other mission teams can request images of potential future landing sites on Mars.
PIA17729:
A Possible Landing Site for NASA's InSight Mission
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a sand dune field in the Nili Fossae region of Mars. The dark lines swirling over the surface of the dunes are the tracks of dust devils.
PIA17728:
Dust Devil Tracks and Slope Streaks on Martian Sand Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Seasonal flows on warm Martian slopes may be caused by the flow of salty water on Mars, active today when the surface is warm (above the freezing point of the solution). This observation is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17727:
Seasonal Flows in Palikir Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Polygons form by the intersecting ridges of sand dunes. The illumination is coming from the upper left, so the bluish ridges are high-standing.
PIA17726:
Polygonal Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-15 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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Following the dunes eastward, we find several channels dissecting the crater rim in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft. These channels may be the source of material for the sand dunes.
PIA16984:
Images of Gale #30
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-14 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft is just slightly south of yesterday's, and shows how close the dunes are to the crater rim.
PIA16983:
Images of Gale #29
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-13 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Moving eastward across the southern part of Gale Crater, this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the easternmost arc of the channel deposit at the far left edge. Towards the bottom of the frame are sand dunes.
PIA16982:
Images of Gale #28
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-10 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Hazcam
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These two images, taken five Martian days (sols) apart by the front hazard-avoidance camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, document the Martian sky above the rover's Endeavour Crater location becoming dustier.
PIA16814:
Sky Gets Dustier Between Opportunity's Sols 3296 and 3301
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-10 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the southwest rim of Gale Crater, including a small, younger crater.
PIA16981:
Images of Gale #27
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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'Cumberland' has been selected as the second target for drilling by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity. The rover has the capability to collect powdered material from inside the target rock and analyze that powder with laboratory instruments.
PIA16927:
'Cumberland' Target for Drilling by Curiosity Mars Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This map shows the location of 'Cumberland,' the second rock-drilling target for NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, in relation to the rover's first drilling target, 'John Klein,' within the southwestern lobe of a shallow depression called 'Yellowknife Bay.'
PIA16926:
'Cumberland' Selected as Curiosity's Second Drilling Target
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-09 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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Backtracking a bit, this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the large channel in the upper left of the frame. Just below the brighter material of Mt. Sharp is the start of the arced edge of material we saw in yesterday's image (top right).
PIA16979:
Images of Gale #26
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-08 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Moving eastward across the southern part of Gale Crater, this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows more dark material deposited from the large channel through the SW rim of crater; material has a sharp edge where it overlays the crater floor.
PIA16978:
Images of Gale #25
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-07 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows dark material at the bottom of the image, likely deposited by the large channel. It shows how close that material is to Mt. Sharp and how different the two deposits appear in a visible wavelength image.
PIA16977:
Images of Gale #24
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-06 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the southwestern floor of Gale Crater. A fairly large channel that dissects the crater rim is visible entering from the bottom of the frame and continuing northward.
PIA16976:
Images of Gale #23
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-03 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the western rim of Gale Crater. Several channels dissect the rim of the crater.
PIA16975:
Images of Gale #22
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-02 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft of the western floor of Gale Crater shows the large region of sand and sand dunes present southwest of the landing site.
PIA16974:
Images of Gale #21
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Terby Crater, sitting on the northern rim of Hellas Basin, has been filled by sedimentary deposits, perhaps deposited by or in water, as observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17872:
Sedimentary Bedrock Diversity in Terby Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers many shallow irregular pits with raised rims, concentrated along ridges and other topographic features.
PIA17871:
Mystery Martian Morphology of the Month
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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When boulders roll down a dusty Martian slope, they can leave long, dotted tracks behind on the slope surface as seen in this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17870:
Watch for Falling Rocks!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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In this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, lower wall rock spurs are found that spread dark materials onto a dune field, suggesting local wall materials are a nearby sediment source for dunes.
PIA17869:
Olivine-Bearing Dune Fields and Wall Rock in Coprates Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-01 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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The different features of the sand and sand dune field are readily visible in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft of the western floor of Gale Crater.
PIA16973:
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-30 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Showing the area just slightly west of the previous image, the large region of sand and sand dunes are the dark area that dominates this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA16972:
Images of Gale #20
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-29 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the western margin of Mt. Sharp. The large channel from past images enters the frame in the center and then veers to the northwest. A large region of sand and sand dunes covers the crater floor.
PIA16971:
Images of Gale #19
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-26 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the major channel that started near the top of Mt. Sharp. Near the top of this image is a wide valley that reaches to the crater floor and the nearby dunes.
PIA16970:
Images of Gale #18
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-25 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft continues to follow the channel seen in the past two images. The rover landing site is at the top margin of this image.
PIA16969:
Images of Gale #17
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-24 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the westward continuation of the channel from yesterday's image. Note how the channel widens as it moves downslope (to the west).
PIA16968:
Images of Gale #16
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-23 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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The left and right eyes of the Navigation Camera (Navcam) in NASA's Curiosity Mars rover took the dozens of images combined into this 3-D scene of the rover and its surroundings.
PIA16925:
Mars Stereo View from "John Klein" to Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-23 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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In the center foreground, NASA's Curiosity rover's arm holds the tool turret above a target called
PIA16847:
Mars Stereo View from "John Klein" to Mount Sharp (Raw)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-23 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The highest elevations of Mt. Sharp are just outside this image (to the east). In the center of this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft is a channel, indicating that fluids played a part in eroding Mt. Sharp.
PIA16967:
Images of Gale #15
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-22 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the highest elevation of layered deposit occurs at the top, but just south of the center of the image is a peak that does not appear to be layered and is eroding differently than the rest of Mt. Sharp.
PIA16966:
Images of Gale #14
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-19 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the region slightly south of yesterday's image, including the floor of the crater at the bottom of the frame.
PIA16965:
Images of Gale #13
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-18 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Continuing westward, this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows Mt. Sharp just east of the highest peak of the deposit. The dark material near the top of the image is likely sand. This image shows the dark material on the floor and on Mt. Sharp.
PIA16964:
Images of Gale #12
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-17 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This Gale image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the region just slightly south of yesterday's image. The dark region on the crater floor is sand. The dunes that encircle Mt. Sharp are most likely comprised of sand eroded from Mt. Sharp itself.
PIA16963:
Images of Gale #11
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-16 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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This 3-D view from the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows a vista across Endeavour Crater, with the rover's own shadow in the foreground.
PIA16924:
Opportunity Overlooking Endeavour Crater, Stereo View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-16 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows more of the weathering of the eastern side of Mt. Sharp.
PIA16962:
Images of Gale #10
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-15 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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We now begin a traverse across Mt. Sharp moving from east to west. The layering of the material that comprises Mt. Sharp is visible in the bottom third of this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft; showing the weathering that has affected Mt. Sharp.
PIA16961:
Images of Gale #9
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-12 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its navigation camera to record this vista looking eastward across Endeavour Crater, with the rover's own shadow in the foreground.
PIA16923:
Opportunity's Shadow and Endeavour Crater Vista
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-12 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
Navcam (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover targeted the laser of the ChemCam instrument with remarkable accuracy for assessing the composition of the wall of a drilled hole and tailings that resulted from the drilling.
PIA16922:
Accurate Pointing by Curiosity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-12 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the rough terrain just inside the eastern rim of Gale Crater as well as the eastern extent of Mr. Sharp.
PIA16960:
Images of Gale #8
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This set of images shows what might be hardware from the Soviet Union's 1971 Mars 3 lander, seen in a pair of images from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA16920:
Could This Be the Mars Soviet 3 Lander?
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Moving further east, we see more dunes. This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows more of the crater rim and the crater floor seen in the image is not as smooth as in other parts of the crater.
PIA16245:
Images of Gale #7
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Ridges and Grooves That Wave and Buckle on a Valley Floor
PIA17880:
Ridges and Grooves That Wave and Buckle on a Valley Floor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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The dark features here look like raindrops, but are actually sand dunes in Copernicus Crater. This observation is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17879:
Raindrops of Sand in Copernicus Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a well-preserved impact crater. A closeup view highlights distinctive bright lines and spots on the steep slope on the north side.
PIA17878:
Bright Tracks from Bouncing and Rolling Boulders
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HiRISE
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'Megabreccia' is a term used to describe jumbled, fragmented blocks of rock larger than 1 meter (1.09 yard) across. This image was observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17877:
Megabreccia on the Floor of an Impact Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-10 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Continuing eastward, this image of Gale captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the reappearance of dunes on the crater floor near the margin of Mt. Sharp.
PIA16244:
Images of Gale #6
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-09 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Moving eastward from the previous image, we continue to see the northern floor and rim of Gale Crater and the northern part of Mt. Sharp. This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a weathered region of the lower elevations of Mt. Sharp.
PIA16243:
Images of Gale #5
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the northern part of Mt. Sharp and the crater floor between Mt. Sharp and the northern rim of Gale Crater. The layering of Mt. Sharp is visible at the bottom of the image.
PIA16242:
Images of Gale #4
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
DAN
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This diagram illustrates how the Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN) instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover detects hydrogen in the ground beneath the rover.
PIA16917:
Physics of How DAN on Curiosity Checks for Water, Part 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
DAN
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This diagram illustrates how the Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN) instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover detects hydrogen in the ground beneath the rover.
PIA16916:
Physics of How DAN on Curiosity Checks for Water, Part 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
REMS
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This graphic tracks the maximum relative humidity and the temperature at which that maximum occurred each Martian day, or sol, for about one-fourth of a Martian year, as measured by REMS on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
PIA16915:
Humidity in Gale Crater: Scant and Variable
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REMS
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The Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has detected dozens of whirlwinds, or vortex events, causing brief dips in atmospheric pressure, and sometimes other measurable effects.
PIA16914:
Whirlwind Detection by Curiosity in Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
REMS
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This pair of graphs shows about one-fourth of a Martian year's record of temperatures (in degrees Celsius) measured by the Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS) on NASA's Curiosity rover.
PIA16913:
Steady Temperatures at Mars' Gale Crater
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This graph shows about one-fourth of a Martian year's pattern atmospheric pressure at the surface of Mars, as measured by the Rover Environmental Monitoring Station on NASA's Curiosity rover.
PIA16912:
Seasonal Pressure Curve Peaks at Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
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This diagram shows how materials analyzed by the ChemCam instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover during the first 100 Martian days of the mission differed with regard to hydrogen content (horizontal axis) and alkali (vertical axis).
PIA16911:
Curiosity's ChemCam Analyzes Rocks, Soils and Dust
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ChemCam
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The ChemCam instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover fired its laser 50 times at its onboard graphite target showing spectral measurements from the first shot, which hit dust on the target, compared to spectral measurements of from the 50th shot.
PIA16910:
Dust Detection by Curiosity's ChemCam
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ChemCam
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This pair of images taken a few minutes apart show how laser firing by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity removes dust from the surface of a rock. The images were taken by the remote micro-imager camera in the laser-firing Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam).
PIA16819:
Curiosity's ChemCam Removes Dust
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SAM
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This image, made by the quadrupole mass spectrometer in the SAM suite of instruments in NASA's Curiosity Mars rover. shows the ratio of the argon isotope argon-36 to the heavier argon isotope argon-38, in various measurements.
PIA16818:
Argon Isotopes Provide Robust Signature of Atmospheric Loss
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SAM
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As the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) suite of instruments on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover heats a sample, gases are released (or 'evolved') from the sample and can be identified using SAM's quadrupole mass spectrometer.
PIA16817:
Major Volatiles Released from the Fourth 'John Klein' Portion
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SAM
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This illustration shows the instruments and subsystems of the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) suite on the Curiosity Rover of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Project. SAM analyzes the gases in the Martian atmosphere.
PIA16816:
The SAM Suite
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Mastcam
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This image shows the first holes into rock drilled by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, with drill tailings around the holes plus piles of powdered rock collected from the deeper hole and later discarded.
PIA16815:
Dust from Mars Drilling: Tailings and Discard Piles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-05 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows Gale crater, which is east of the landing site. It shows the northern extent of the dunes, and the layers in Mt. Sharp are visible at the bottom of the image.
PIA16241:
Images of Gale #3
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-04 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft contains the landing site in the bottom right portion of the image, near the dark dunes. Note the channel that cuts through the crater rim on the left side of the image.
PIA16240:
Images of Gale #2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows wind-caused changes in the parachute of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft as the chute lay on the Martian ground during months after its use in safe landing of the Curiosity rover.
PIA16813:
MSL's Parachute Flapping in the Wind Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-03 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows Gale Crater, which contains the landing site of the Mars rover, Curiosity; the rover will have to navigate sand dunes to get to Mt. Sharp.
PIA16289:
Curiosity Landing Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-02 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows gullies on the northern face of one of the large depressions that mark the inner rim of Asimov Crater.
PIA16288:
Gullies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-01 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The sand sheet and dune forms in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located on the floor of Rabe Crater.
PIA16287:
Rabe Crater Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-29 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Today's VIS image shows more of the channel network that comprises Arda Valles.
PIA16286:
Arda Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The windstreaks in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located in Terra Sabaea.
PIA16285:
Windstreaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-27 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The volcanic flows in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of Daedalia Planum. The flows originated at Arsia Mons.
PIA16284:
Daedalia Planum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-26 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The network of channels in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of Arda Valles.
PIA16283:
Arda Valles
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