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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-14 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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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)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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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 2012-09-19 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This map shows the route driven by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity through the 43rd Martian day, or sol, of the rover's mission on Mars (Sept. 19, 2012). The route starts where the rover touched down, a site subsequently named Bradbury Landing.
PIA16153:
Curiosity Traverse Map Through Sol 43
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This map shows the path on Mars of NASA's Curiosity rover toward Glenelg, an area where three terrains of scientific interest converge. Arrows mark what appears to be an ancient Martian streambed.
PIA16157:
Curiosity's Roadside Discoveries
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image shows the topography, with shading added, around the area where NASA's Curiosity rover landed. An alluvial fan, or fan-shaped deposit where debris spreads out downslope, has been highlighted in lighter colors for better viewing.
PIA16158:
Where Water Flowed Downslope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This stereo anaglyph shows NASA's Mars rover Curiosity where it landed on Mars within Gale Crater, at a site now called Bradbury Landing. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA16208:
Curiosity at Bradbury Landing Site in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This stereo anaglyph shows the parachute and back shell that helped guide NASA's Curiosity to the surface of Mars. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA16209:
Parachute and Back Shell in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This 3-D image shows the upcoming science destination for NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, a region dubbed 'Glenelg,' where three different types of material seen from orbit come together.
PIA16210:
'Glenelg' in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped this series of pictures of sand dunes in the north polar region of Mars. Each panel shows ice cracks releasing dark sand as spring progresses.
PIA16715:
Seasonal Changes on Far-Northern Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This map of a portion of the western rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars shows the path of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity as the rover is driving from the 'Cape York' segment of the rim to its next destination, the 'Solander Point' segment.
PIA17072:
Southbound Opportunity, June 2013
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity drove onto the 'Cape York' segment of the rim of Endeavour Crater in August 2011 and departed Cape York in May 2013. The location of a rock target called 'Esperance' is indicated in the main map.
PIA17073:
Opportunity's Exploration of "Cape York"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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These three images taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are called 'linear gullies' and were taken at different times of the year to observe changes.
PIA17261:
Some Gullies on Mars Could Be Tracks of Sliding Dry Ice
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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 2013-10-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Richardson Crater is home to this sea of sand dunes. It was fall in the Southern hemisphere when NASA's MRO acquired this image of the dunes frosted with the first bit of carbon dioxide ice condensed from the atmosphere.
PIA17548:
Fall Frosting
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This cluster of small impact craters was spotted by the Context Camera on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in the region northwest of Gale Crater, the landing site of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover, Curiosity.
PIA17549:
Possible Impacts from MSL Hardware
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This beautiful image shows terrific layers and exposed bedrock along a cliff in west Candor Chasma, which is part of the extensive Valles Marineris canyon system as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17570:
Bedding Details in Layered Rock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an excellent example of what is called 'fretted terrain,' termed so because of the eroded appearance of the surface.
PIA17571:
Fretted Terrains and Ground Deformation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-02 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows what is called a 'scalloped terrain,' that appears here to merge in a linear depression.
PIA17572:
Aligned Scallops
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-02 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This field of dunes lies on the floor of an old crater in Noachis Terra, one of the oldest places on Mars, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17573:
Colorful Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Shown here is an exceptionally long sinuous ridge, possibly an inverted fluvial feature, that cuts across newly mapped geologic units of the Medusae Fossae Formation, from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17574:
Sinuous Ridge Cutting Across Geologic Units of the Medusae Fossae Formation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-02 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a central peak that is surrounded by a ring-like graben feature and relatively flat terrain.
PIA17575:
Differential Compaction around a Crater Peak
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This is only one of four impact craters on Mars known that possesses intact layers exposed in the central uplift in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17624:
Beautiful Layers in the Central Uplift of Mazamba Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This particular area, called Mangala Valles and located near the Tharsis region, may be an example of the action of liquid water in the ancient Martian past. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17625:
Enigmatic Channels on the Floor of Mangala Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This non-circular pit seen in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is due to a low angle impact from an asteroid or comet. The raised plateau west of the crater was where most of the impact debris landed.
PIA17626:
Martian Thunderbird
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This colorful scene is situated in the Noctis Labyrinthus, perched high on the Tharsis rise in the upper reaches of the Valles Marineris canyon system as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17628:
Two Generations of Windblown Sediments
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a crater within the larger Schiaparelli Crater.
PIA17630:
Layers, Bedrock Ridges, and Dark Sand in Schiaparelli Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Small impact craters usually have simple bowl shapes; however, when the target material has different layers of different strength, then more complicated crater shapes can emerge as shown in image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17631:
Terraced Craters and Layered Targets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Tharsis Tholus, one of the smaller shield volcanoes on Mars' massive 'Tharsis Rise.'
PIA17670:
Dust Covered Channels on Tharsis Tholus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This area seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is known as the Deuteronilus contact of the Isidis Basin; it has been interpreted as a possible ancient shoreline. There are also suggestions that this contact is of volcanic origin.
PIA17671:
Hints of an Ancient Shoreline in Southern Isidis Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an impact crater with a diameter of approximately 2 kilometers located in the Coloe Fossae region of Mars.
PIA17672:
Breached Rim of a Circular Depression
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Many types of craters exist on Mars. Most are generated by impacts of asteroids and comets. However, in this image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the craters may be due to steam explosions.
PIA17673:
Cratered Cones in Tartarus Montes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spans from wall to wall across the center area of an impact crater. From what we see, a lot has happened to modify the appearance of the crater since it was formed.
PIA17634:
Ice Deposition and Loss in an Impact Crater in Utopia Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Sand dunes such as those seen in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have been observed to creep slowly across the surface of Mars through the action of the wind.
PIA17675:
Dunes on the Rim of the Hellas Impact Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The white portions of this observation are part of the South Polar residual ice cap, with the sunlight is coming from roughly the bottom of this non-map projected image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17636:
Polygonal Surface Patterns at the South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Sunlight was just starting to reach the high Northern latitudes in late winter when NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE camera captured this image of part of the steep scarps around portions of the North Polar layered deposits.
PIA17637:
Diffuse Winter Lighting of the Chasma Boreale Scarp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows curious bright deposits in Syria Planum, a high elevation region near the summit of the Tharsis rise.
PIA17638:
Bright Dunes in Syria Planum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a small crater in within the much larger Pollack Crater containing light-toned material.
PIA17639:
Small Crater within Pollack Crater Containing Light-Toned Material
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image shows lava crumpled against the upstream side of an impact crater as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17640:
Lava Against an Impact Crater in Elysium Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was intended to search for surface changes after three Mars years in a dust-covered region west of the Alba Mons volcano.
PIA17642:
Looking for Changes in Dust Drifts West of Alba Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This basin in Ceti Mensa, as seen by by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, exposes concentric rings in the sedimentary layers. Dark sand ripples and textures in the bedrock suggesting wind scouring are also apparent.
PIA17643:
Basin in the West Candor Chasma Layered Deposits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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As rivers age they can meander and occasionally these meanders get so pronounced that the river cuts off these curving loops at their narrow end leaving them as isolated as oxbow lakes. Image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17644:
Oxbows and Cutoffs in Idaeus Fossae
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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 2013-09-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a beautiful example of gullies in a massif in Nereidum Montes, located in Argyre Planitia, one of the largest impact basins on Mars.
PIA17647:
Gullied Massif in the Nereidum Montes
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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 2013-07-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a couple of landforms that may result from the loss of large amounts of ice from subsurface deposits: polygonal patterns of troughs and large scallop-shaped depressions.
PIA17633:
Utopia Planitia's Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This view taken from orbit shows a cluster of small, steep-sided knobs called 'Murray Buttes,' in tribute to Bruce Murray (1931-2013), an influential advocate for planetary exploration.
PIA17587:
'Murray Buttes' at Foot of Mount Sharp on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image covers part of the Athabasca Valles flood lava plain, the youngest large lava flow on the surface of Mars as observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17688:
Rafts of Lava with Strange Infrared Properties
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Does this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show a possible proto-pedestal crater? This crater has a ring trough, but the inner circle around the crater does not appear significantly elevated.
PIA17689:
Crater with Trough in Utopia Rupes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Straight and meandering thin ridges are periodically found on Mars. Such ridges can form in a variety of ways, as seen in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17690:
Linear Ridges
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows one of the first close HiRISE views of the enigmatic Valles Marineris interior layered deposits.
PIA17691:
Sandstone Cliffs and Hematite Lag Deposits of Ophir Mensa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Nirgal Vallis is one of the largest and longest valley networks on Mars as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17701:
Nirgal Vallis Tributaries
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is of an ancient, approximately 3 billion year-old landslide shows two distinct surface albedos, which are proportions of reflected light.
PIA17702:
Hydrated Sulfate Landslides in Ophir Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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In this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, we see an intersection of several fractures on the floor of Echus Chasma. One 'sector' appears to have been filled by a more recent viscous lava flow.
PIA17704:
Martian Intersection
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Imaged by MRO's NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Camera, this observation shows one of two odd, rounded mesas with a knobby, pitted texture.
PIA17703:
A Textured Mesa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the end of a small channel near Athabasca Valles on Mars. Athabasca is an example of a Martian 'outflow channel,' likely carved by a massive flood of groundwater.
PIA17697:
Channel in the Cerberus Palus Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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These craters on Tharsis are first visible as new dark spots observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Context Camera (CTX), which can view much larger areas, and then imaged by HiRISE for a close-up look.
PIA17698:
An Icy Crater on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Excellent exposures of light-toned layered deposits occur along the northern edge of Hellas Basin as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17699:
Colorful Sediments near Hellas Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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These craters on Tharsis are first visible as new dark spots observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Context Camera (CTX), which can view much larger areas, and then imaged by HiRISE for a close-up look.
PIA17722:
Knob in the South Polar Layered Deposits of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a small portion of Mawrth Vallis, one of the many outflow channels feeding north into the Chryse Basin. This ancient valley once hosted flowing water.
PIA17723:
Mawrth Vallis Geodiversity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Landslides in Valles Marineris are truly enormous, sometimes stretching from one wall to the base of another. This landslide, known as Ius Labes, would occupy the surface area of the state of Delaware, U.S., seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17724:
Northwest Ius Chasma Landslide and Dune Field
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows light-toned layered deposits at the contact between the Ladon Valles channel and Ladon Basin.
PIA17725:
Sediments in Ladon Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Polygons form by the intersecting ridges of sand dunes. The illumination is coming from the upper left, so the bluish ridges are high-standing.
PIA17726:
Polygonal Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Seasonal flows on warm Martian slopes may be caused by the flow of salty water on Mars, active today when the surface is warm (above the freezing point of the solution). This observation is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17727:
Seasonal Flows in Palikir Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a sand dune field in the Nili Fossae region of Mars. The dark lines swirling over the surface of the dunes are the tracks of dust devils.
PIA17728:
Dust Devil Tracks and Slope Streaks on Martian Sand Dunes
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With NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE camera and its powerful resolution, other mission teams can request images of potential future landing sites on Mars.
PIA17729:
A Possible Landing Site for NASA's InSight Mission
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a transect of Coprates Chasma wall stratigraphy, which includes (moving down sequence): the southern plateau, wall spurs, fans of eroded material, gullies, sand dunes, and canyon floor.
PIA17730:
Eastern Valles Marineris Bedrock Stratigraphy and Falling Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Scientist hypothesize that a lake of liquid water once filled Gale crater, and the layers in the mound formed as sediment settled down through the water to the bottom of the lake in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17731:
How Did the Mound in Gale Crater Form?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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In the area between Crommelin and Firsoff craters, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter saw heavily cratered terrain with deposits that record Martian geologic history and stratigraphy.
PIA17732:
Ridges and a Valley with Flow Fronts
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A south-facing escarpment in the Northwest Hellas region that was targeted for the phyllosilicates shows instances of bluish rock in this enhanced color image taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17733:
Ice in a Chlorite-Bearing Escarpment in Northwest Hellas
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the central hills in Hale Crater with thousands of seasonal flows on steep slopes below bedrock outcrops.
PIA17734:
Active Slope Flows on the Central Hills of Hale Crater
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This well-preserved impact crater in Tyrrhena Terra, northeast of Hellas Planitia, is approximately 6 kilometers in diameter as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17735:
Crater with Debris Aprons in Tyrrhena Terra
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows enigmatic, shallowly incised valleys, found in some mid- to low-latitude regions on Mars.
PIA17736:
Valleys in Tyrrhena Terra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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These two images come from the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Images of locations in Gale Crater taken from orbit around Mars reveal evidence of erosion in recent geological times and development of small scarps, or vertical surfaces
PIA17597:
Erosion Patterns May Guide Mars Rover to Rocks Recently Exposed
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter includes an especially long example of a type of dark marking that advances down some Martian slopes in warmer months and fades away in cooler months.
PIA17605:
Long, Recurring Linear Marking on Martian Slope
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The image is an excerpt from an observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter showing a meteorite impact that excavated this crater on Mars exposed bright ice that had been hidden just beneath the surface at this location.
PIA17608:
Fresh Crater Exposing Buried Ice on Mid-Latitude Mars
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This image taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbite on May 19, 2010, shows an impact crater that had not existed when the same location on Mars was previously observed in March 2008.
PIA17750:
Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter, Thermal Emission Imaging System
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is of an east-facing slope in Tithonium Chasma.
PIA17859:
The Obliquity of Mars (Periodic Bedding in Tithonium Chasma)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a set of landforms that appears to form a nested 'chevron' pattern on a slope in Coloe Fossae. Interestingly, nearby surfaces on the same slope are all parallel.
PIA17857:
Rippled Surfaces on a Slope in Coloe Fossae
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A region known as 'Cape York' on the western rim of Endeavour Crater, where the Opportunity rover worked for 20 months, is highlighted in these images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17264:
'Cape York' Explored
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This map shows the route that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover drove inside Gale Crater from its landing in August 2013 through Jan. 26, 2004. The rover is approaching a gap between two low scarps, 'Dingo Gap.'
PIA17765:
Traverse Map for Mars Rover Curiosity as of Jan. 26, 2014
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-19 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This pair of before (left) and after (right) images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter documents formation of a new channel on a Martian slope between 2010 and 2013, likely resulting from activity of carbon-dioxide frost.
PIA17958:
A New Gully Channel in Terra Sirenum, Mars
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and its tracks are visible in this view combining information from three observations by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA18082:
Stereo View of Curiosity and Rover Tracks at 'the Kimberley,' April 2014
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This topography map shows a portion of the Gale Crater region on Mars, where NASA's Mars Curiosity rover landed on August 6, 2014. The rover (marked with a star) is currently headed toward 'Pahrump Hills.'
PIA18474:
Slopes of Mount Sharp
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This mosaic, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the planned route (in yellow) of NASA's Curiosity rover from 'Pahrump Hills' at the base of Mount Sharp, through the 'Murray Formation.'
PIA18780:
Curiosity Rover Planned Route
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This image, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a mesa within the 'Murray Buttes' area on Mars showing a complex fracture pattern (black arrow) protruding from the eroding rock.
PIA18783:
'Murray Buttes' Mesa
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This image, taken NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows distinct bands of alternating tone and brightness within the 'Murray Formation' on Mars. Outcrops like this are common throughout the formation.
PIA18784:
Bands on the 'Murray Formation'
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This image, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the transition between the 'Murray Formation,' in which layers are poorly expressed and difficult to trace from orbit, and the hematite ridge, which is made up of continuous layers.
PIA18785:
Geological Transition
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These images were taken of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Oct. 19, 2014, during the comet's close flyby of Mars and the spacecraft.
PIA18618:
First Resolved Image of a Long-Period Comet's Nucleus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This graph shows changes in apparent brightness of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it approached and receded from Mars, as seen by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The pattern suggests the comet rotates once every eight hours.
PIA18862:
Brightness Rhythm of Mars Flyby Comet Is Clue to Rotation Rate
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Five images of comet Siding Spring taken within a 35-minute period as it passed near Mars on Oct. 19, 2014, provide information about the size of the comet's nucleus. The images were acquired by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18863:
Mars Orbiter Sizes Up Passing Comet
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This annotated image taken on Dec. 15, 2014 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a bright feature interpreted as the United Kingdom's Beagle 2 Lander, which was never heard from after its expected Dec. 25, 2003, landing.
PIA19108:
Beagle 2 Lander Observed by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
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This annotated image, taken in 2014, shows where features seen in an observation by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have been interpreted as hardware from the Dec. 25, 2003, arrival at Mars of the United Kingdom's Beagle 2 Lander.
PIA19106:
Components of Beagle 2 Flight System on Mars
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A configuration interpreted as the United Kingdom's Beagle 2 Lander, with solar panels at least partially deployed, is indicated in this composite of two images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19107:
Beagle 2 Lander on Mars, With Panels Deployed
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The main map shows landforms near NASA's Curiosity Mars rover as the rover's second anniversary of landing on Mars nears. The gold traverse line ends at Curiosity's position as of July 31, 2014 (Sol 705).
PIA18408:
Sandy Martian Valleys in Curiosity's Near Future
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This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the 'Bradbury Landing' location where it landed in August 2012 to the 'Pahrump Hills' outcrop where it drilled into the lowest part of Mount Sharp.
PIA18607:
Curiosity Mars Rover's Route from Landing to 'Pahrump Hills'
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity left the 'Glenelg' area on July 4, 2013, on a 'rapid transit route' to the entry point for the mission's next major destination, the lower layers of Mount Sharp.
PIA17355:
Curiosity's Progress on Route from 'Glenelg' to Mount Sharp
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The total distance driven by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity passed the one-mile mark a few days before the first anniversary of the rover's landing on Mars. The mapped area is within Gale Crater, and north of Mount Sharp, in the middle of the crater.
PIA17085:
Full Curiosity Traverse Passes One-Mile Mark
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This frame from an animated artist's rendering begins with NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft above Mars. The movie then transitions to a sequence of HiRISE images of the comet taken as it flew past Mars.
PIA19045:
Mars Orbiter Observes Comet Siding Spring (Animation) Animation Icon
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This June 27, 2014, image from the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on the rover's landing-ellipse boundary, which is superimposed on the image.
PIA18399:
Curiosity Mars Rover Reaching Edge of Its Landing Ellipse
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an unusual landform on the floor of Oxus Patera. Oxus Patera is an ancient, eroded depression in northern Arabia Terra.
PIA17926:
Oxus Patera Collapse Feature
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