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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on July 23, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the South Polar residual cap constantly changing shape through each Martian summer.
PIA22729:
Dramatic Changes over the South Polar Residual Cap
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on July 10, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a clear view of the summit of the giant volcano Elysium Mons.
PIA22728:
The Pits of Elysium Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on June 2, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows an impact crater in the south Syrtis Major region.
PIA22727:
Colorful Impact
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on April 22, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a bright, rectangular-looking landform surrounded by a dark floor.
PIA22725:
Rising Above It in Amazonis Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on February 8, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a small dune field occurring along the summit of the large 1-mile-tall mound near the center of Juventae Chasma.
PIA22785:
Summit Dunes and Their Sand Sources
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on May 9, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a large, 50-kilometer diameter crater with a mountain-like central peak formed from uplifted material below.
PIA22784:
Tell-Tale Bedrock in Tyrrhena Terra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on May 16, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows sand dunes in Melas Chasma, located within the Valles Marineris canyon system.
PIA22783:
The Velvety Blue Dunes of Melas Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on May 22, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a 30-kilometer diameter crater, filled-in with materials that created bedrock, and through subsequent erosion, wind-driven particles.
PIA22782:
Bedforms and Bedrock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-25 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on September 20, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows NASA's Opportunity rover as a blip.
PIA22549:
Opportunity After the Dust Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on July 22, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows that the sensitivity of HiRISE enabled imaging of surface features through a moderate level of haze.
PIA22726:
Seeing through the Dusty Air
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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 2018-09-04 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 May 15, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows relatively bright mounds scattered throughout darker and diverse surfaces in Chryse Planitia.
PIA22682:
Pitted Cones: Possible Methane Sources?
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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 2018-07-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter observes several new dust avalanches on the slopes of ridges within the Olympus Mons Aureole.
PIA22595:
The Dark Side of Dust Avalanches
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Roddy Crater on Mars, home to several large alluvial fans, which formed as water moved sediment from the mountainous crater rim and deposited it onto the flatter crater floor.
PIA22594:
Fans of Roddy Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an impact crater, home to fan-shaped deposits that extend from the rim and sit on the interior crater floor. Thick beds with varying tone are exposed along the edge of the fan.
PIA22592:
Fans and Valleys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on May 13, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows sand dunes scouring what appears to be a highly-cratered, old lava flow in the Tempe Terra region, located in the Northern Hemisphere.
PIA22586:
This is Not the Hydrothermal Deposit You're Looking For
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-19 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image shows how dust has enveloped the Red Planet. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows views of Valles Marineris chasms (left) and an autumn dust storm in Acidalia (right) and the early spring south polar cap.
PIA22487:
Mars Before and After Dust Storm
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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 2018-07-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, acquired May 13, 2018 during winter at the South Pole of Mars, shows a carbon dioxide ice cap covering the region and as the sun returns in the spring, 'spiders' begin to emerge from the landscape.
PIA22587:
Jamming with the 'Spiders' from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Aram Chaos, an ancient impact crater that lies within in the Southern Highlands of Mars. Uplifted blocks are composed largely of the iron-oxide hematite and water-altered silicates.
PIA22585:
Uplifted Blocks of Light-Toned Layered Deposits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-25 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Ganges Chasma in the northeast portion of Valles Marineris. Scattered hills on the canyon floor may be remnants of chaos terrain that formed from collapse of the canyon.
PIA22536:
The Hills in Ganges Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-25 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows many new ice blocks compared to earlier images in 2006. One of the most actively changing areas on Mars are the steep edges of the North Polar layered deposits.
PIA22535:
Ice Block Avalanche
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-25 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter observed this image of an impact crater. The blue appearance is due to the intense blast of the impact moving around dust on the surface. That dust is usually light-toned and reddish in color compared to what is beneath.
PIA22534:
New Crater Blues
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-25 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Part of this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has lingering seasonal frost, which serves to accentuate Mars' noth polar layered deposit comprising a thick stack of icy layers.
PIA22533:
Lingering Frost
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a fierce dust storm is kicking up on Mars, with rovers on the surface indicated as icons.
PIA22519:
2018 Giant Dust Storm on Mars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a hill with a central crater. Such features have been interpreted as both mud volcanoes (really a sedimentary structure) and as actual volcanoes (the erupting lava kind).
PIA22514:
A Volcano of Mud or Lava?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured an impact crater that triggered a slope streak. When the meteoroid hit the surface and exploded to make the crater, it also destabilized the slope and initiated this avalanche.
PIA22513:
Bang and Whoosh!
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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 2018-06-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter observed sand dunes in the north polar regions of Mars showing light coatings of pale orange dust blown partially across the dark basaltic sand. Around the edges of the dunes, patches of seasonal dry ice remain.
PIA22511:
Dust and Frost
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Hale Crater, a large impact crater (more than 100 kilometers) with a suite of interesting features such as active gullies, active recurring slope lineae, and extensive icy ejecta flows.
PIA22465:
Bedrock Exposed in the Rim of Hale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows the permanent polar cap of Mars, encircled by sand dunes and looking like pulled threads, these dunes march across a fabric of patterned ground.
PIA22464:
Corduroy Dunes
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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 2018-05-29 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 2018-05-14 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows barchan sand dunes, common on Mars often forming vast dune fields within very large (tens to hundreds of km) impact basins. The regions upwind of barchans are usually devoid of sandy bedforms.
PIA22456:
Barchan Pac-Man
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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 2018-05-14 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows two small impact craters located in Meridiani Planum on Mars. Small boulders on the floor and walls of the left-side crater.
PIA22454:
Twin Craters in Meridiani Planum
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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 shows two new craters on Mars with the same distinctive pattern of relatively blue ejecta surrounded by a dark blast zone and arcing patterns. This pattern indicates an oblique impact angle with a bolide.
PIA22453:
A Pair of New Impact Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This enhanced color image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows eroded bedrock on the floor of a large ancient crater.
PIA22439:
Bedrock on a Crater Floor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Opportunity rover has spent 13 years exploring a small region of Meridiani Planum which has a rather ordinary appearance as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA22438:
Exploring Meridiani Planum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This color image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows bedrock layers of diverse colors and composition.
PIA22437:
Colorful Layers in Ariadnes Colles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This enhanced color image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows the heavily channeled and ancient southern highlands of Mars. The elongated and jagged features are windblown dunes, perhaps hardened and eroded.
PIA22436:
Channeled Southern Highlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows chaos terrain on Mars' equator.
PIA22435:
Chaos Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows bedrock units with diverse colors indicating different mineral concentrations.
PIA22434:
Diverse Lithologies on a Crater Floor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows a field of boulders.
PIA22433:
Bouldery Plains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows remarkably young lava flows in Elysium Planitia. There are almost no impact craters over this flow, indicating that it is probably only a few million years old.
PIA22432:
Young Lava Flows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-02 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Gullies on Martian sand dunes, like these in Matara Crater, have been very active, with many flows in the last ten years. In this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter frost in and around two gullies are seen.
PIA22349:
Gullies of Matara Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-02 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is a close-up of a trough, along with channels draining into the depression. On the floor of the trough is some grooved material typically seen in middle latitude regions where there has been glacial flow
PIA22348:
Formations in Context (or, what is it?)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-02 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a roundish crater with three channels breaching the rim and extending to the south. The crater has been filled by sediments and may have been an ancient lake.
PIA22347:
Three Channels Exiting a Crater Lake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-02 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows bright ripples line the topography in this region, formed within a past climate. Dark dunes and sand streaks, composed of basaltic sand, have moved and filled lower areas, pushed by more recent winds.
PIA22346:
The Moving Sands of Lobo Vallis
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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 2018-03-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a set of straight ridges in ancient bedrock near Nirgal Valles. The patterns indicate fractures from tectonic stresses.
PIA22333:
Ridges near Nirgal Valles
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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 alluvial fans, fan-shaped deposits emerging from regions of steep topography. Alluvial fans on Mars are thought to be ancient and record past episodes of flowing water.
PIA22332:
Big Fans
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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 2018-02-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Rover shows the edge of a mound of ice in one of the mid-latitude craters. Scientists now realize that ice is very common on the Martian surface.
PIA22255:
Icy Layers in Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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These two frames were taken of the same place on Mars by the same orbiting camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter before (left) and after some images from the camera began showing unexpected blur.
PIA22215:
Slight Blurring in Newer Image from Mars Orbiter
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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 2018-02-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows streaks forming on slopes when dust cascades downhill. The dark streak is an area of less dust compared to the brighter and reddish surroundings.
PIA22240:
Splitting Slope Streaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Intricate gullies have formed on the northern wall of this impact crater located in the Terra Cimmeria region in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).
PIA22239:
Gullies and Voids
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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 2018-01-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Ladon Basin was a large impact structure that was filled in by the deposits from Ladon Valles, a major ancient river on Mars as seen in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).
PIA22183:
Clays of Ladon Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Layers, probably sedimentary in origin, have undergone extensive erosion in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) of Shalbatana Valles, a prominent channel that cuts through Xanthe Terra.
PIA22182:
Eroded Layers in Shalbatana Valles
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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 2018-01-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows hexagons in icy terrain. Polygonal patterns form by winter cooling and contraction cracking of the frozen ground.
PIA22180:
Hexagons in Icy Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This graph shows rising air during a 2007 global dust storm on Mars lofted water vapor into the planet's middle atmosphere based on data from the Mars Climate Sounder instrument onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA22080:
Water Vapor Reaches Mars' Middle Atmosphere During Global Dust Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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At this wedge-shaped pit on Mars, the steep slope (or scarp) at the northern edge exposes a cross-section of a thick sheet of underground water ice in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA22078:
Pit Where a Scarp Exposes an Underground Deposit of Martian Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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A cross-section of a thick sheet of underground ice is exposed at the steep slope (or scarp) that appears bright blue in this enhanced-color view from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA22077:
Underground Martian Ice Deposit Exposed at Scarp
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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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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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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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The goal of this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is to determine the source of the ridge within a possible moraine, a mass of rocks and sediment carried down and deposited by a glacier.
PIA22124:
A Valley Near the Northern Lowlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-28 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The prominent tear-shaped features in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) are erosional features called yardangs. Yardangs are composed of sand grains that have clumped together.
PIA22119:
Yardangs: Nature's Weathervanes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-28 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) targets a portion of a group of honeycomb-textured landforms in northwestern Hellas Planitia, part of one of the largest and most ancient impact basins on Mars.
PIA22118:
Honeycomb-Textured Landforms in Northwestern Hellas Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-28 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captures details of an approximately 1-kilometer inverted crater west of Mawrth Vallis. Prolonged erosion removed less resistant rocks leaving behind other rocks.
PIA22117:
An Inverted Crater West of Mawrth Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-28 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows the eastern rim of a small crater which appears to have collapsed into a much larger crater. The larger crater has a large ice flow around its central peak.
PIA22116:
A Collapsed Crater Rim
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows Mars' surface in detail. This particular site on Mars was first imaged in 1965 by the Mariner 4 spacecraft during the first successful fly-by mission to Mars.
PIA22115:
Fifty Years of Mars Imaging: from Mariner 4 to HiRISE
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This enhanced color image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows what are called 'recurring slope lineae' in Tivat Crater. The narrow, dark flows descend downhill (towards the upper left).
PIA22114:
Transient Slope Lineae Formation in a Well-Preserved Crater
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This 2011 view near the top of the southern rim of Tivat Crater comes from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. These narrow, dark features appear in warm seasons, gradually extend downslope, fade away in winter and reappear the next year.
PIA22070:
Seasonal Dark Streaks in Tivat Crater, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter captures details regarding the evolution of gully features observed in a crater in Acidalia Planitia.
PIA22054:
The Evolution of Gully Features in Acidalia Planitia
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter (MRO) shows a dune field in Chasma Boreale, which is a large trough that cuts into the North Polar ice cap.
PIA22053:
Defrosting Dunes within Chasma Boreale
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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 2017-10-23 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 2017-10-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter (MRO) shows one possible place where sand grains are being produced on Mars today. Grains of sand that make up sand dunes on Earth and Mars have a hazardous existence because of the way that they travel.
PIA22043:
Where Does the Sand Come From?
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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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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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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows dunes are situated on top of transverse aeolian ridges in Proctor Crater, Mars.
PIA22040:
Ripples and Dunes in Proctor Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This diagram illustrates an interpretation for the origin of some deposits in the Eridania basin of southern Mars as resulting from seafloor hydrothermal activity more than 3 billion years ago.
PIA22060:
A Geologic Model for Eridania Basin on Ancient Mars
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The Eridania basin of southern Mars is believed to have held a sea about 3.7 billion years ago, with seafloor deposits likely resulting from underwater hydrothermal activity.
PIA22059:
Estimated Water Depths in Ancient Martian Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter shows a portion of the Eridania region of southern Mars with fractured, dismembered blocks of deep-basin deposits that have been surrounded and partially buried by younger volcanic deposits.
PIA22058:
Possible Floor of an Ancient Martian Sea
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This enhanced color image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the surface of a lobate debris apron in the Deuteronilus Mensae region of Mars, on the boundary between the Northern plains and Southern lowlands.
PIA21955:
Textures in Deuteronilus Mensae
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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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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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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Mawrth Vallis, one of the regions on Mars that has attracted much attention because of the nature and diversity of the minerals.
PIA21952:
A Sequence of Beauty in Terby Crater
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Mawrth Vallis, one of the regions on Mars that has attracted much attention because of the nature and diversity of the minerals.
PIA21936:
Prospecting from Orbit
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In this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, layering within the light-toned sulfate deposit is the result of different states of hydration. Within Valles Marineris, Mars' large canyon system, there are big and thick sequences of sulfates.
PIA21935:
Mixtures of Sulfates in Melas Chasma
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On the west (left) side of this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, fairly textbook-looking barchan sand dunes sit atop the bedrock. In between these opposing barchan dunes are star dunes.
PIA21934:
Opposing Dunes, Opposing Winds
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This view from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the downwind stretches of a sand sheet in central part of the much larger Herschel Crater.
PIA21933:
Exploring the Sandy Province of Herschel Crater
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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 2017-08-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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It is spring in the Northern hemisphere when NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took this image. Over the winter, snow and ice (better known on Earth as dry ice) have inexorably covered the dunes.
PIA21882:
A World of Snowy Dunes
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