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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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 North Polar Layered Deposits
PIA09370:
North Polar Layered Deposits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Ada Crater is a fresh (recently-formed) impact crater formed close to the southern edge of Meridiani Planum, far to the southeast of NASA's Opportunity rover. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA09557:
Stereo Anaglyphs of Ada Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Periodic Layering in Martian Sedimentary Rocks
PIA11441:
Periodic Layering in Martian Sedimentary Rocks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Periodic Layering in Martian Sedimentary Rocks, Oblique View
PIA11442:
Periodic Layering in Martian Sedimentary Rocks, Oblique View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Periodic Layering in Becquerel Crater, Mars
PIA11443:
Periodic Layering in Becquerel Crater, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is part of simulated flyover showing rhythmic layers of sedimentary rock inside Becquerel crater on Mars.
PIA11444:
Flyover Animation of Becquerel Crater on Mars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This combination of images, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, helped researchers analyze the youngest flood lava on Mars, which is in Athabasca Valles, in the Elysium Planitia region of equatorial Mars.
PIA12488:
Turbulent Lava Flow in Mars' Athabasca Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This oblique view, captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows geological layers of rock exposed on a mound inside Gale Crater on Mars. This view was created from a three-dimensional topographic model of the mound.
PIA12507:
Perspective View of Layered Mound in Gale Crater, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This is a synthesized, oblique view of a portion of the wall terraces of Mojave Crater in the Xanthe Terra region of Mars. It is a digital terrain model generated from a stereo pair of images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12840:
Terrain Model of Mars' Mojave Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-08 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image shows the portion of the rim of Endeavour crater given the informal name 'Spirit Point.' This is the location where the team operating NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity plans to drive the rover to its arrival at the Endeavour rim.
PIA14134:
Opportunity's First Goal at Endeavour Crater: 'Spirit Point'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This view from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows portions of the western rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars from a perspective looking toward the northwest.
PIA15111:
West Rim of Endeavour with Vertical Exaggeration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This graphic combines a perspective view from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter of the 'Botany Bay' and 'Cape York' areas of the rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars, and an inset with mapping-spectrometer data.
PIA15112:
'Botany Bay' and 'Cape York' with Vertical Exaggeration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a wonderful case of aeolian sandstone that preserves its original sand dune bedform shapes and lies unconformably over a previously-eroded surface of layered sedimentary rock.
PIA14432:
Cratered Dune Forms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-14 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This color-enhanced view, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as the satellite flew overhead, shows the terrain around the Curiosity's landing site within Gale Crater on Mars. The rover is seen as the circular object.
PIA16056:
A Whole New World for Curiosity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-14 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This color-enhanced view of NASA's Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars was taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as the satellite flew overhead. The descent stage blast pattern around the rover is clearly seen as relatively blue colors.
PIA16057:
Curiosity in Exaggerated Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-28 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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In this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, we can see a small notch in a crater rim with a well-formed channel. Lava appears to have flowed through this notch and filled in this crater.
PIA17645:
Breaching a Crater Rim in Tartarus Montes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-28 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is of one many that highlights new discoveries; one of these is that many sand dunes and ripples are moving, some at rates of several meters per year.
PIA17646:
Migrating and Static Sand Ripples on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The formation of 'recurring slope lineae' is a fascinating process on Mars. These RSLs show up in the spring and fade in the winter as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17648:
Slope Lineae along Coprates Chasma Ridge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This is a screen shot from a high-definition simulated movie of Mojave Crater on Mars, based on images taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17447:
Mountainous Crater Rim on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows light-toned deposits along Coprates Chasma slopes.
PIA17927:
Light-Toned Deposits along Coprates Chasma Slopes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Recurring slope lineae (RSL) may be due to active seeps of water. These dark flows are abundant along the steep slopes of ancient bedrock in Coprates Chasma as seen in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18119:
Recurring Slope Lineae in Coprates Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Melas Chasma is part of the Valles Marineris canyon system, the largest canyon in the Solar System. This image was taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18120:
Finding Faults in Melas Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows impact craters.
PIA17482:
New Impact Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The deep chasm that formed on the polar cap edge is identified as an area of strong down-slope winds and has a clear connection to Mars' largest dune field, Olympia Undae as observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18771:
At the Edge of a Polar Cap
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows some interesting fractured materials on the floor of an impact crater in Arabia Terra.
PIA18625:
Ancient Lake Sediments in a Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The north end of this long image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a lava surface in southern Elysium Planitia. Small cones are common on the extensive young flood lavas in this region.
PIA18646:
The Side of Chasma Boreale
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is of an area called Aram Dorsum (also known by its old name, Oxia Palus) that has been suggested for the 2018/2020 ExoMars Rover because it contains an ancient, exhumed alluvial system.
PIA18773:
A Possible Landing Site in Aram Dorsum for the ExoMars Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Vinogradov, an old, 224-kilometer diameter, heavily degraded impact crater in southern Margaritifer Terra.
PIA18805:
Mysterious Light-Toned Deposit in Vinogradov Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The tropics of Mars are commonly littered with small bright ripples that were somehow shaped by the wind. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter might provide a valuable clue to the formation of transverse aeolian ridges (TARs) elsewhere on Mars.
PIA18806:
Banded TARs in Iapygia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an impact crater that was cut by lava in the Elysium Planitia region of Mars. It looks relatively flat, with a shallow floor, rough surface texture, and possible cooling cracks.
PIA18887:
Which Way is Up?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image shows a possible landing site for the 2020 Mission: Jezero Crater, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19303:
A Possible Landing Site for the 2020 Mission: Jezero Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-25 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows samples of bedrock lithologies which give us a measure of the post-flood erosion and modification history for the floor of Kasei Valles.
PIA19351:
At the Head of a Kasei Valles Cataract
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-25 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Osuga Valles lies around 170 kilometers to the south of Eos Chasma, which is at the eastern end of the vast Valles Marineris canyon system as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19352:
The Lowest Point of Osuga Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-25 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an interesting crater floor with what appear to be inverted channels, rounded lobe-like landforms, and light-toned layered deposits along the southern portion of the crater wall.
PIA19353:
Possible Fluvial Features in Golden Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image was acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to complete a stereo pair over sinuous ridges in Argyre Planitia, but dust clouds kicked up, obscuring most of the surface.
PIA19459:
Darn Dust!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers layered sedimentary rocks on the floor of an impact crater north of Eberswalde Crater. There may have been a lake in this crater billions of years ago.
PIA18562:
Sedimentary Rock Layers on a Crater Floor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a landscape that is pervasively eroded, right up to the tops of the ridges, with channels extending down into depositional fans much like alluvial fans in the Mojave Desert.
PIA18563:
Alluvial Fans in Mojave Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a lacy network of many fine channels associated with jets in the subliming carbon dioxide of the springtime.
PIA11776:
A Mysterious Bright Streak on the South Polar Layered Deposits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the southwestern floor of a 50-kilometer diameter unnamed crater, about 100 kilometers northeast of Hellas Basin.
PIA19850:
A Channel System and Patterned Ground near Hellas Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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A variety of diverse morphological features are present in this image located in the southeastern area of the Nili Fossae region and just northeast of Syrtis Major as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA19940:
Possible Sulfates in the Northeast Syrtis Major Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-14 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Kasei Valles is a valley system was likely carved by some combination of flowing water and lava. In some areas, erosion formed cliffs along the flow path resulting in water or lava falls as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20004:
Kasei Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-14 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows numerous branching ridges with various degrees of sinuosity. These branching forms resemble tributaries funneling and draining into larger channel trunks towards the upper portion.
PIA20006:
Fine-Branched Ridges
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The southern section of Cydonia Region is dominated by both a series of craters and the remnants of channels that may be from a past fluvial system as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20046:
Small Channels and a Rocky Patch in the Cydonia Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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In this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, an ancient sinuous meandering river system is surrounded by features called 'yardangs.' The yardangs are the ridge-like landforms that align approximately north-south.
PIA20047:
Meanders in Ridge Form in the Zephyria Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The central portion of this image is dominated by a sharp-rimmed crater that is roughly 5 kilometers in diameter. On its slopes, gullies show young (geologically recent) headward erosion, which is the lengthening of the gully in the upslope direction.
PIA20158:
A Youthful Crater in the Cydonia Colles Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft is of a landing site that the flattest, safest place on Mars: part of Meridiani Planum, close to where the Opportunity rover landed.
PIA20159:
A Landing Site for ExoMars 2016
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The sinuous ridges in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft display strong characteristics of ancient meandering riverbeds that are preserved as inverted topography.
PIA20210:
Inverted Streams in the Aeolis Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The striking feature in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is a boulder-covered landslide along a canyon wall. Landslides occur when steep slopes fail, sending a mass of soil and rock to flow downhill, leaving a scarp atop the slope.
PIA20290:
Boulders on a Landslide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft captured these rounded, mysterious mounds occur along the floor of a depression in northern Arabia Terra.
PIA20462:
Rounded Mounds in Northern Arabia Terra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows the northern rim of a crater in Deuteronilus. At the northern end, we see the crater rim and ridges inside and below that rim.
PIA20463:
A Possible Alluvial Fan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Scientists think these polygonal fractures seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft contain chlorides, like sodium chloride or table salt, or maybe chloride of calcium or magnesium.
PIA20539:
Old Salt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The North Polar layered deposits provide a record of recent climate changes on Mars as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. Color variations between layers are due to differences in composition of the dust.
PIA20541:
Colorful Polar Layered Deposits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The Nili Fossae region, located on the northwest rim of Isidis impact basin, is one of the most colorful regions of Mars, as seen here by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20644:
Many Fantastic Colors
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Sand dunes cover much of this terrain, which has large boulders lying on flat areas between the dunes in this image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA15881:
Frosted Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft targets a 3-kilometer diameter crater that occurs within the ejecta blanket of the much older Bakhuysen Crater, a 150-kilometer diameter impact crater in Noachis Terra.
PIA20728:
Beautiful Blocks of Bedrock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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These North Polar layered deposits, composed of ice, captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, show what looks like drag folds, where rock layers bend (fold) before they break in a fault.
PIA20731:
Drag Folds in the North Polar Layered Deposits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The dunes shown here, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, form distinct dots and dashes. The 'dashes' are linear dunes formed by bi-directional winds, which are not traveling parallel to the dune.
PIA20735:
Martian Morse Code
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The white arrows indicate locations in this scene where numerous seasonal dark streaks have been identified in the Coprates Montes area of Mars' Valles Marineris by NASA's repeated MRO observations from orbit.
PIA20757:
Numerous Seasonal 'Lineae' on Coprates Montes, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This region of Xanthe Terra has mostly been contracted due to thrust faulting, but this local region shows evidence of extensional faulting, also called normal faulting. This observation is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
PIA20813:
Faulting Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a large field of sand dunes on Kaiser Crater. They are partially free of seasonal ice, with the contrast making it easy to see the ripples.
PIA21039:
A Streamlined Form in Lethe Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a candidate future landing site in the Nili Patera region.
PIA21040:
A Human Bird's Eye View of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a complicated area containing various types of channels, pits and fractures near Olympica Fossae.
PIA21066:
Intersecting Channels near Olympica Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The Tharsis region of Mars is covered in vast lava flows, many with channels, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Some channels, however, resemble features that may have been formed by water.
PIA21104:
A Long and Winding Channel in Tharsis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This stereo view is a location where hardware from the European Space Agency's Schiaparelli test lander reached the surface of Mars on Oct. 19, 2016 as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA21135:
Schiaparelli Impact Site on Mars, Stereo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This vertically exaggerated view shows scalloped depressions in Mars' Utopia Planitia region, prompting the use of ground-penetrating radar aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to check for underground ice.
PIA21136:
Scalloped Terrain Led to Finding of Buried Ice on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows one of these exotic locales at the South Pole. The polar cap is made from carbon dioxide (dry ice). The circular pits are holes in this dry ice layer that expand by a few meters each Martian year.
PIA21216:
The Coolest Landscape on Mars (or Earth)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-02 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Impact craters expose the subsurface materials on steep slopes in this image observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14454:
Hues in a Crater Slope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Over 300 meters of layered beds are exposed in this trough of Noctis Labyrinthus, at the western edge of Valles Marineris, as observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14455:
Light-Toned Layering in a Labyrinthus Noctis Pit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Large impact craters have central hills or mountains, because the tremendous shock waves from the impact first compresses the ground, then causes a rebound when it becomes uncompressed. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA15149:
Raised Bedrock in Terra Cimmeria
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The western Utopia Planitia in the Northern mid-latitudes of Mars is marked by a peculiar type of depression with scalloped edges and by a network of polygonal fractures as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA13485:
Eroded Scallops with Layers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spied this small 2 kilometer-wide crater when a meteoroid struck the ground just to the west and created a new, larger crater (not shown).
PIA13181:
Muddy Ejecta Flow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This color composite from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an example of bedrock that may originate from as deep as 2 miles beneath the surface.
PIA12291:
Bedrock Exhumed from the Deep
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-19 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The large dark feature is a classic Martian sand dune on Wirtz Crater as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12289:
The Changing Dunes of Wirtz Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The layered bedrock in this image was brought from several kilometers of depth during the formation of this 44 kilometer wide crater in the volcanic plains of Lunae Planum as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12178:
The Beauty of Layered Stratigraphy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The broader scene for this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is the fluidized ejecta from Bakhuysen Crater to the southwest. A 'dragonfly' impact crater i seen with a gouged-out trench extending to the south.
PIA21454:
A Dragonfly-Shaped Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This color composite from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers a portion of the northern central peak of an unnamed, 20-kilometer crater that contains abundant fragmental bedrock called breccia.
PIA21455:
Better Preserved on Mars than on Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spied this large crescent dune in Kaiser Crater showing the scars of many types of seasonal erosional activities.
PIA21458:
Scars of Erosion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Much of Mars' surface is covered by fine-grained materials that hide the bedrock, but in this scene from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the bedrock is well exposed except where covered by sand dunes.
PIA21463:
Layers and Dark Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a portion of the North Polar layered deposits with lines of very small pits, only about 1 meter in diameter.
PIA21464:
Polar Pits: Are They Active?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This is a portion of an inverted fluvial channel in the region of Aeolis/Zephyria Plana, at the Martian equator as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA21551:
Martian Meanders and Scroll-Bars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Viscous, lobate flow features are commonly found at the bases of slopes in the mid-latitudes of Mars, and are often associated with gullies, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA21554:
A Mass of Viscous Flow Features
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers the entrance to Mawrth Vallis.
PIA21555:
The Entrance to Mawrth Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter sees ice-rich mantling deposits accumulate from the atmosphere in the Martian mid-latitudes in cycles during periods of high obliquity.
PIA21559:
Bedrock Outcrops in Kaiser Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows layered deposits in Uzboi Vallis which sometimes occur in alcoves along the valley and/or below where tributaries enter it.
PIA21563:
Layered Deposits in Uzboi Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The mound in the center of this image appears to have blocked the path of the dunes as they marched south across the scene. North is to the left in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA21572:
The Splitting of the Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This map shows footprints of images taken from Mars orbit by the HiRISE camera onbard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as part of advance analysis of the area where NASA's InSight mission will land in 2018.
PIA21489:
Advance Inspection of NASA's Next Mars Landing Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This full-resolution image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is centered on a bright deposit at the end of a gully channel.
PIA21574:
Distinctive Brightness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-31 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image shows a layered deposit in Galle Crater, located in the Southern cratered highlands, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA21575:
Layers in Galle Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is of Saheki Crater, about 84 kilometers across, and located in the Southern highlands of Mars, to the north of Hellas Planitia.
PIA21577:
A Sneak Peek into Saheki's Secret Layers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows that layered deposits in Melas Basin may have been deposited during the growth of a delta complex.
PIA21580:
Clinoforms in Melas Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captured this region of Mars, sprayed with secondary craters from 10-kilometer Zunil Crater to the northwest.
PIA21591:
Secondary Craters in Bas Relief
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-26 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Although Mars is known for having the largest volcano in our solar system, Olympus Mons, we also find small-scale volcanic features on its surface, as shown in this image from HiRISE onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).
PIA21601:
A Volcanic Fissure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is an oblique view of gully deposits from the steep slope of an impact crater.
PIA21602:
Gullies with Color Anomalies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The collision that created Hargraves Crater impacted into diverse bedrock lithologies of ancient Mars; the impact ejecta is a rich mix of rock types with different colors and textures, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA21609:
Colorful Impact Ejecta from Hargraves Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a fresh well-preserved landslide scarp and rocky deposit off the edge of a streamlined mesa in Simud Valles, a giant outflow channel carved by ancient floods.
PIA21633:
Landslide!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image is an oblique view from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter of the sloping edge of the stack of icy layers over the South Pole that has some interesting morphologies.
PIA21637:
Erosion of the Edge of the South Polar Layered Deposits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows small ripples, about 10 meters apart, located in Her Desher Vallis. Her Desher is a small channel that shows evidence of phyllosilicates.
PIA21639:
Erosion of the Edge of the South Polar Layered Deposits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows part of the central uplifted region of an impact crater more than 50 kilometers wide.
PIA21640:
An Oblique View of Uplifted Rocks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-25 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This oblique view from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a small part of the near-rim ejecta from Tooting Crater which must be either melted rock from the impact event, or a wet debris flow from melting of ice.
PIA21648:
Flow on the Rim of Tooting Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows it is late summer in the Southern hemisphere, so the Sun is low in the sky and subtle topography is accentuated in orbital images.
PIA21636:
A South Polar Pit or an Impact Crater?
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