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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an elongated depression from three merged craters.
PIA21652:
A Triple Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captured this crater featuring sand dunes and sand sheets on its floor.
PIA21757:
Monitoring Sand Sheets and Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-26 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the northern rim of a 30-kilometer diameter crater situated in the western part of the Tharsis volcanic province.
PIA21763:
The Niagara Falls of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Gorgonum Basin, one of several large basins within the Terra Sirenum region of Mars. Each basin has light-toned mounds, many of which contain clays.
PIA21767:
Light-toned Mounds in Gorgonum Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Cataracts are large landforms, and this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers only a small area of the innermost channel.
PIA21869:
Cataracts in Kasei Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The clay-rich terrain surrounding Mawrth Vallis is one of the most scenic regions of Mars, a future interplanetary park, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA21871:
A View of the Painted Desert Near Mawrth Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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On Mars, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter often sees inverted river channels preserved perched above the surrounding terrain because the sediment inside the river channel was stronger than its surroundings.
PIA21883:
The Hoodoos of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter observes many slopes in the middle latitudes of Mars showing icy flows or glaciers. The region shown here, in the south-facing slope of a crater. This region is unusual because the flows have bright highlights.
PIA21953:
Go with the (Bright) Flow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This oblique image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter of part of the North Polar layered deposits, acquired in the summertime, shows both phenomena in the upper and lower panels, plus a topographic bend in the middle panel.
PIA21954:
North Polar Layers: Streaking and Unconformity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a crater is located in Elysium Planitia, Mars, an area dominated by volcanic processes. It is likely that the crater fill material is volcanic in origin.
PIA22041:
A Highly Disrupted Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Geologists aren't quite sure what to make of the dark splotch in the middle of this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter (MRO), one of several similar dark splotches that extend east and west for over 100 kilometers.
PIA22042:
Decoding a Dark Splotch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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In a view of the colorful west-facing scarp of Ceti Mensa, NASA's Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter sees the interior layers of the deposit, giving a window into the past history of the sediments as they accumulated over time.
PIA22051:
A Window into the Past
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter covers a small central portion of the Hellas Planitia basin, the largest visible impact basin in the Solar System, and shows a dune field with lots of dust devil trails.
PIA22052:
Squiggles in Hellas Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The two largest ice sheets in the inner solar system are here on Earth, Antarctica and Greenland. The third largest is at the South Pole of Mars and a small part of it is shown in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).
PIA22125:
Layered Ice Near the South Pole of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Lyot Crater is located in the Northern lowlands of Mars. The crater's floor marks the lowest elevation in the Northern Hemisphere as seen in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO.
PIA22186:
Depressions and Channels on the Floor of Lyot Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) of northern Meridiani Planum shows faults that have disrupted layered deposits.
PIA22187:
The Fault in Our Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows blocks of layered terrain within the Olympus Mons aureole. The aureole is a giant apron of chaotic material around the volcano.
PIA22181:
Dark Materials on Olympus Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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An enhanced-color image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) reveals bedrock that is several kilometers below the top of the giant Valles Marineris canyons.
PIA22238:
Geologic History Revealed in Valles Marineris
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows an impact crater looking amusingly like a tadpole because of the valley that was carved by water that used to fill it.
PIA22241:
Crater Tadpoles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows the western wall of a small pit that is located along the floor of a larger trough in Coprates Catena. Dark layers line the bottom; light-toned layers are near the top.
PIA22331:
Layers along a Pit in Coprates Catena
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Shown in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are fan-shaped deposits emerging from regions of steep topography called alluvial fans. Alluvial fans on Mars are thought to be ancient and record past episodes of flowing water.
PIA22334:
The Case of the Martian Boulder Piles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-14 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows some of these on the slopes of Nectaris Montes within Coprates Chasma on Mars. Sand dunes in Valles Marineris can be impressive in size, with steep slopes that seem to climb and descend.
PIA22455:
Dunes in Nectaris Montes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter continually finds new impact sites on Mars. This one occurred within the dense secondary crater field of Corinto Crater. The new crater and its ejecta have distinctive color patterns.
PIA22462:
A New Impact Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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In early Martian summer, at the time NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) acquired this image, the dunes are almost free of their seasonal ice cover.
PIA22463:
Patches of Snow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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In this region of Lyot Crater, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a field of classic barchan dunes. Sand dunes often accumulate in the floors of craters on Mars.
PIA22512:
Once in a Blue Dune
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This colorful image acquired on May 21, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows clays within the Eridania basin region.
PIA22588:
Clays in the Eridania Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on April 8, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the gullied western slopes of an unnamed crater (about 10 kilometers wide) in Acidalia Planitia.
PIA22681:
Crater Gullies and Fractures in Acidalia Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on May 30, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows inverted channels within a fan whose origin could be either fluvial or alluvial.
PIA22683:
A Fan with Inverted Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on January 2, 2014 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows dune fields located among canyon wall slopes.
PIA22684:
Hanging Sand Dunes within Coprates Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on October 23, 2007 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a 3D perspective view of a small patch of ancient Martian land in Terra Sirenum.
PIA22867:
Looking at Martian Salts and Clays
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on March 29, 2011 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows dunes with ripples on their upwind slopes and dark streaks on their downwind slopes.
PIA22869:
Active Dunes in Wirtz Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on November 30, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a complex crater, where we see bedrock in several locations from different depths in the crust.
PIA23057:
Exposing the Rock in Impact Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on December 5, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows ripples in the sand which tell us which way the wind was moving and how it was diverted around these rock formations.
PIA23058:
Wind Flow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on December 9, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a recent impact in Noachis Terra in the southern mid-latitudes of Mars.
PIA23061:
A Recent Impact Site in Noachis Terra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on February 7, 2019 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows Mawrth Vallis, a place on Mars that has fascinated scientists because of the clays and other hydrated minerals detected from orbit.
PIA23080:
Colorful Mawrth Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on January 10, 2019 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows large gullies on both the pole- and equator-facing slopes.
PIA23100:
Complex Gullies in a Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on February 23, 2019 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a small landslide in Iani Chaos. Landslides are common on Mars where there are steep slopes, including this area where there are numerous mounds and hills.
PIA23232:
A Snow Plow Landslide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image, acquired on October 1, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a wavy surface like that of the sea. These wave shapes are the result of erosion.
PIA23287:
Rhythmic Layers East of Medusae Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image, acquired on June 10, 2019 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows sedimentary rock and sand within Danielson Crater, located in the southwest Arabia Terra region of Mars.
PIA23454:
Layers in Danielson Crater
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