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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-16 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the range of surface texture and morphology found within the Mars Polar Lander landing ellipse.
PIA02313:
Mars Polar Lander Site Compared With Washington, D.C.
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) in 2005 shows 'Galle Crater' or the 'Happy Face Crater' with patches of white water ice frost in and around the crater's south-facing slopes.
PIA02325:
Have a Nice Spring! MOC Revisits "Happy Face" Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-22 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows an intermountain valley floor in the Libya Montes region of Mars. The Libya Montes were formed by the giant impact that created the ancient Isidis basin.
PIA02395:
A Valley in the Libya Montes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-22 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the Libya Montes, a ring of mountains up-lifted by the giant impact that created the Isidis basin to the north on Mars.
PIA02396:
A Regional View of the Libya Montes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-22 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a dark, relatively smooth plain in the central Terra Meridiani region of Mars. The larger circular features are thought to be the locations of buried craters formed by meteorite impact.
PIA02397:
The Plains of Central Terra Meridiani
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-22 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows many tens of layers of several meters thickness in the walls of a mesa in Melas Chasma in Valles Marineris on Mars. Erosion by mass wasting, landslides, has exposed these layers creating the dark fan-shaped deposits.
PIA02398:
Layers and a Dust Devil in Melas Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-22 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the martian north polar cap on March 13, 1999, in early northern summer. The light-toned surfaces are residual water ice that remains through the summer season.
PIA02800:
The Martian North Polar Cap in Summer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-22 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows dark, ridged surfaces, common in the central floors of Valles Marineris and elsewhere in the equatorial regions of Mars.
PIA02801:
Ridged Terrain on the Floor Melas Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-22 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a circle of mounds on the northern plains near the Phlegra Montes on Mars. These mounds were once the rim of a crater formed by impact of a meteorite.
PIA02802:
Hot-Cross-Bun' on the Northern Plains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-26 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image captured by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) on July 21, 1999, shows polar regions on Mars during the spring and summer seasons, do indeed resemble aerial photographs of sand dune fields on Earth.
PIA02300:
Defrosting Polar Dunes--"They Look Like Bushes!"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-27 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows smooth, mantled surfaces, as well as bare, rocky surfaces on Mars.
PIA02306:
A Typical Martian Scene: Boulders and Slopes in a Crater in Aeolis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-01 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a global 'snapshot' of weather patterns across Mars. Here, bluish-white water ice clouds hang above the Tharsis volcanoes.
PIA02066:
Global Weather
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-01 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows dunes in Chasma Boreale, a giant trough in the north polar cap. This September 1998 view shows dark sand emergent from beneath a veneer of bright frost left over from the northern winter that ended in July 1998.
PIA02069:
Frost-covered Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-01 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows three different orbits over the north polar cap in April 1999. Each shows a different part of the same ice-free trough.
PIA02070:
Polar Stratigraphy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-01 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the floor of an old impact crater on the northern plains of Mars. Each 'tile' is somewhat larger than a football field.
PIA02072:
Indications of Subsurface Ice: Polygons on the Northern Plains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-01 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a crater is in northern Arabia Terra taken in April 1998. Some craters in the middle latitudes of Mars exhibit strange, concentric- and radial-textured patterns on their floors.
PIA02074:
Fretted Terrain Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-01 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows valley floors in the middle latitudes of Mars, particularly in the 'fretted terrain' of northern Arabia Terra which have curious grooved and pitted surfaces.
PIA02075:
Lineated Valley Floor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-01 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a fluid-scoured surface in the Hrad Vallis system, located northwest of Elysium Mons on Mars. The fluid is presumed to have been water.
PIA02076:
Hrad Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-01 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows small valleys in the martian cratered highlands are often quite old and have been modified by erosion and wind action. The valleys shown here are located on a crater rim in Terra Tyrrhena.
PIA02077:
Valley Networks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-01 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the Olympica Fossae, a complex array of deep troughs, channels and streamlined landforms in northern Tharsis. Water, mud, and lava are all thought to have played a role in the formation of these features.
PIA02078:
Olympica Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-01 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the Tharsis volcanoes (mostly covered by bluish-white water ice clouds) and the Valles Marineris trough system on Mars in April 1999.
PIA02079:
Tharsis and Marineris
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-01 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the lower south flank of the Olympus Mons volcano on Mars; lava flows with leveed central channels and a variety of surface textures are present. The picture was taken in July 1998.
PIA02080:
Olympus Lava Flows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-01 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the ridged surface in the lower half of this image is that of a large lava flow in Daedalia Planum, southwest of the Arsia Mons volcano. This image was taken June 5, 1999.
PIA02081:
Daedalia Lava Flow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-01 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows lava flows and channels on the flanks of the Alba Patera volcano on Mars, mostly obscured by a covering of eroded, lumpy-textured material of unknown origin. This picture was taken in July 1998.
PIA02082:
Alba Patera Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-01 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the upper layer of Martian plains surrounding this impact crater that have been stripped and deflated by wind. The rocky ejecta of the crater, however, protected the material beneath the ejecta blanket from such erosion.
PIA02085:
Pedestal Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-01 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the eastern third of an impact crater located in Acidalia Planitia on Mars featuring the walls, raised rim, and ejecta material thrown out of the crater during this blast.
PIA02093:
Detail of an Impact Crater, Acidalia Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-01 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a transition zone between the cratered highlands of Arabia Terra, and the less-cratered lowlands of Acidalia Planitia on Mars. Boulders are present on some hill slopes, and plains between the hills are rough and pitted.
PIA02094:
Water: Sustained Flow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-01 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a snow-covered surface located on Malea Planum, south of the giant Hellas impact basin on Mars.
PIA02095:
Winter Frosts of the Retreating South Polar Cap
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a frosty, retreating south polar cap (white) on Mars, and wisps of dust storm clouds (grayish-orange). Also seen is the southern most of the large environmental changes volcanoes, Arsia Mons.
PIA02096:
Southern Mars: It's Spring!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-02 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows dunes composed of low albedo (dark) sand grains encircle the north polar cap of Mars. This view was taken during the northern summer in May 1999.
PIA02068:
North Polar Sand Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-07 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a portion of the ancient Auqakuh Vallis and many eroded remnants of the ancient cratered terrain.
PIA02043:
Eroded, Layered Cratered Highlands of Eastern Arabia Terra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-07 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows mesas and smaller buttes that occur on the Elysium Plains, south of the Cerberus region in the Martian eastern hemisphere.
PIA02046:
A Martian "Monument Valley" -- Mesas on the Elysium Plains
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows very large windblown sand dunes of Mars, composed of dark, rather than light grains.
PIA02047:
Big, Dark Dunes Northeast of Syrtis Major
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-07 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a portion of the Nilosyrtis Mensae region, located north of Syrtis Major and southwest of Utopia Planitia. Old remnants of the cratered highlands are common, and they are usually in the form of mesas and buttes.
PIA02048:
North Nilosyrtis Mensae
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a rugged plain in the martian southern cratered highlands near the Nepenthes Mensae on Mars.
PIA02063:
MOC Providing Clues For Future Landing Site Selection
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows an area on Mars that appears to be smooth, with rough texture probably cause by wind erosion.
PIA02064:
MOC Providing Clues For Future Landing Site Selection
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a dust storm between eastern Ius Chasma and western Melas Chasma on Mars.
PIA02045:
May 1999 Dust Storm in Valles Marineris
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the volcanoes of the Tharsis region on Mars. The white or bluish-white features are clouds. Clouds are common over the larger Tharsis volcanoes in mid-afternoon.
PIA02049:
Regional View of the Tharsis Volcanoes
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a common, rough and bumpy texture on the northern plains of Mars.
PIA01697:
Northern Plains Textures Visible Near the Terminator
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows rounded, rocky ridges separated by lowlands filled with sand or dust in a complex, ridged terrain in North Terra Cimmeria on Mars.
PIA01699:
A Complex, Ridged Terrain in North Terra Cimmeria
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor's view of the red planet Mars shows the region that includes Ares Vallis and the Chryse Plains and the north polar cap.
PIA02000:
Acidalia and Chryse Plains, Mars
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor captured this dramatic view of a slope in the Amenthes Rupes region near the martian equator showing layered bedrock, smooth-surfaced debris at the slope base, and many small ripple-like dunes.
PIA02002:
Layers of Cratered Highland Bedrock Exposed in Amenthes Slope
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the edge of Mars' retreating polar cap as a bright, wind-streaked surface. Rdges, tiny buttes and pits are part of the polar cap's layered deposits.
PIA02003:
On the Edge: The Retreating Mars Polar Ice Cap
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a large, circular bright region called Arabia Terra. Syrtis Major is the dark region toward the lower right. The north polar cap is visible at the top, and the bright feature lower right is the Hellas Basin.
PIA02004:
Syrtis Major and Arabia Terra, Mars
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows northern summer on Mars where clouds are very common over the famous Tharsis volcanoes during the afternoon.
PIA02005:
Tharsis Volcanoes and Valles Marineris, Mars
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor passed over the Apollinaris Patera volcano and captured a patch of bright clouds hanging over its summit in the early martian afternoon during the month of April 1999.
PIA02006:
Apollinaris Patera, Mars
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Viking Orbiter picture, on left, shows the crater, Escalante. The right shows the same area from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor. Both show a crater wall that is relatively smooth.
PIA02007:
Once Pitted, Twice Spied: A New High Resolution View Inside Escalante Crater
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows Warrego Valles, a system of discontinuous valleys located in the martian southern hemisphere south of Valles Marineris between Aonia Terra and Icaria Planum.
PIA02011:
Look Out Below! Rough Terrain In the Warrego Valles Region
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a crater located in south-central Syria Planum on Mars. This crater was formed by the impact and explosion of a meteorite at some time in the martian past.
PIA02018:
MOC "Looking Into" Martian Craters
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a crater found on Hesperia Planum on Mars. This crater was formed by the impact and explosion of a meteorite at some time in the martian past.
PIA02019:
MOC "Looking Into" Martian Craters
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a polygonally-patterned surface on southern Malea Planum on Mars. The surface appears a relatively uniform gray. At the time the picture was acquired, the surface was covered with south polar wintertime frost.
PIA02020:
South Melea Planum, By The Dawn's Early Light
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a bright, wispy cloud hanging over southern Malea Planum on Mars. The surface was covered with south polar wintertime frost.
PIA02021:
South Melea Planum, By The Dawn's Early Light
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows pedestal craters and wind streaks in South Medusae Fossae.
PIA01698:
Pedestal Craters and Wind Streaks, South Medusae Fossae
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows darks and dunes and remnant patches of bright frost left over from the winter taken in April, 1999. Dark streaks indicate recent movement of sand.
PIA02001:
Polar Dunes In Summer Exhibit Frost Patches, Wind Streaks
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a crater located on a plain west of the Tartarus Montes (east of Elysium Mons volcano). The crater shows deposits of sand and dust on the floor and in low areas around the rim.
PIA02017:
MOC "Looking Into" Martian Craters
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a chain of elliptical pits on the lower east flank of Pavonis Mons on Mars. The pits follow the trend of these faults, and indicate the locus of collapse.
PIA01686:
Chain of Pits on Pavonis Mons
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a small portion of the floor of Alexey Tolstoy Crater with a dark surface that is extremely rough and rocky. It appears that the smoother, bright material has been eroded back, exposing the lower, darker surface.
PIA01687:
Floor of Alexey Tolstoy Crater
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows Vastitas Borealis plain, north of Utopia Planitia on Mars. curved crater rims are visible in the upper and lower quarters of the image, and the crater floor is visible at the center right.
PIA01688:
Patches of Remnant Frost/Snow on Crater Rim in Northern Summer
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the volcanic Tharsis region, including these valleys and associated lava flows on the plains southeast of Olympus Mons. Lava flows are visible, but meandering valleys with streamlined 'islands' dominate the scene.
PIA01689:
Valleys and Lava Flows near Olympus Mons
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a portion of the floor of Melas Chasma. Dark sand dunes dominate the floor of this portion of the Valles Marineris canyon system. Smaller ripples are also visible in the troughs.
PIA01691:
Melas Chasma Floor
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the margin of a large lava flow located on Daedalia Planum, southwest of the Arsia Mons volcano. The lava flow surface is rough but mantled with fine sand or dust.
PIA01693:
Margin of Lava Flow in Daedalia Planum
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the cratered uplands located between the Amenthes Fossae and Hesperia Planum with windblown dunes and ripples.
PIA01694:
Ripples on Cratered Terrain North of Hesperia Planum
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a collection of troughs and depressions located in northern Tharsis known as the Olympica Fossae, south of the Alba Patera volcano.
PIA01695:
Martian Variety Exhibited by the Olympica Fossae
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows layers of wall rock, windblown drifts, and landslide deposits can be seen in this view of the wall of Tithonium Chasma in the Valles Marineris trough system.
PIA01696:
East Tithonium Chasma Wall, Valles Marineris
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the western portions of Melas and Candor Chasms in the Valles Marineris canyon system. Hints of layers in the canyon walls are evident.
PIA01692:
Western Melas and Candor Chasms, Valles Marineris
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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Gully-like features found on the slopes of various craters, troughs, and other depressions are evident in this image taken by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor.
PIA01031:
Evidence for Recent Liquid Water on Mars: Basic Features of Martian Gullies
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image, acquired by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) in May 2000 shows numerous examples of martian gullies that all start, or head, in a specific layer roughly a hundred meters beneath the surface of Mars.
PIA01032:
Evidence for Recent Liquid Water on Mars:"Weeping" Layer in Gorgonum Chaos
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image acquired by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor on July 14, 1999 shows gully landforms proposed to have been caused by geologically-recent seepage and runoff of liquid water on Mars are found in the most unlikely places.
PIA01034:
Evidence for Recent Liquid Water on Mars: Gullies at 70S in Polar Pit Walls
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image acquired by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor on Sept. 28, 1999, shows gullies eroded into the wall of a meteor impact crater in Noachis Terra.
PIA01035:
Evidence for Recent Liquid Water on Mars: Gullies in Crater Wall, Noachis Terra
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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The first clue that there might be places on Mars where liquid groundwater seeps out onto the surface came from a picture taken by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor. 3D glasses are necessary to identify surface detail.
PIA01036:
Evidence for Recent Liquid Water on Mars: Seepage Sites in "Aerobraking Crater" Revisited
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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The high resolution view taken by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor on July 23, 2000 crosses one of the troughs of the Sirenum Fossae.
PIA01037:
Evidence for Recent Liquid Water on Mars: South-facing Walls of Nirgal Vallis
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This pair of images from Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) provides a vista of martian gullies on the northern wall of a 7.4 mile-wide meteor impact crater east of the Gorgonum Chaos region on the red planet Mars.
PIA01038:
Evidence for Recent Liquid Water on Mars: Channels and Aprons in East Gorgonum Crater
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor of Newton Crater, a large basin formed by an asteroid impact that probably occurred on Mars more than 3 billion years ago.
PIA01039:
Evidence for Recent Liquid Water on Mars: Channeled Aprons in a Small Crater within Newton Crater
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This mosaic from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows about 20 different gullies coming down the south-facing wall of a trough in the Sirenum Fossae/Gorgonum Chaos region of the martian southern hemisphere.
PIA01040:
Evidence for Recent Liquid Water on Mars: Gullies in Sirenum Fossae Trough
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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These views captured by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor are from northwestern Elysium Planitia in the martian northern hemisphere thought to dry gullies.
PIA01041:
Evidence for Recent Liquid Water on Mars: Clues Regarding the Relative Youth of Martian Gullies
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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These views captured by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor are from northwestern Elysium Planitia in the martian northern hemisphere thought to dry gullies.
PIA01042:
Evidence for Recent Liquid Water on Mars: "Dry" Processes on One Slope; "Wet" Processes on Another
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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A series of troughs and layered mesas in the Gorgonum Chaos region on Mars are evident in this image taken by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor.
PIA01033:
Evidence for Recent Liquid Water on Mars: Gullies in Gorgonum Chaos
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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These images captured by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor show a ridged and cratered plain in southern Hesperia Planum on left, and a layered northeastern wall of a meteor impact crater in Noachis Terra on right.
PIA01043:
MGS MOC Returns to Service Following Solar Conjunction Hiatus
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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These images captured by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor show a ridged and cratered plain in southern Hesperia Planum on left, and a layered northeastern wall of a meteor impact crater in Noachis Terra on right.
PIA01044:
MGS MOC Returns to Service Following Solar Conjunction Hiatus
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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Northern spring began in June 2000, and as NASA's Mars Global Surveyor approached August 2000, sunlight illuminated most of the north polar cap each day.
PIA01045:
Frosted North Polar Sand Dunes in Early Spring
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This view captured NASA's Mars Global Surveyor crosses one of the troughs of the Sirenum Fossae on the martian planet.
PIA01046:
Sirenum Fossae Trough
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Imager for Mars Pathfinder
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This image from NASA's Mars Pathfinder has been rotated so that the main points of interest, which are the 'Rock Garden,' the rover Sojourner and the rock 'Yogi,' are visible arching across the upper hemisphere.
PIA02652:
Mars Pathfinder "Filled Donut" Mosaic
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MOLA
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows two views of the topography of a major volcano in the Alba Patera region on Mars.
PIA02803:
Major Martian Volcanoes from MOLA - Alba Patera
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MOLA
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows views of Arsia Mons, the southern most of the Tharsis montes on Mars featuring the caldera structure and the flank massive breakout that produced a major side lobe.
PIA02804:
Major Martian Volcanoes from MOLA - Arsia Mons
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MOLA
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows two views of Olympus Mons on Mars featuring the volcano's scarp and massive aureole deposit that was produced by flank collapse.
PIA02805:
Major Martian Volcanoes from MOLA - Olympus Mons
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MOLA
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows Olympus Mons on Mars featuring the volcano's scarp and massive aureole deposit that was produced by flank collapse.
PIA02806:
Major Martian Volcanoes from MOLA - Olympus Mons
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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Twelve orbits a day provide NASA's Mars Global Surveyor MOC wide angle cameras a global 'snapshot' of weather patterns across the planet. Here, bluish-white water ice clouds hang above the Tharsis volcanoes.
PIA02653:
Mars Daily Global Image from April 1999
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MOLA
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This map was compiled by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor between March 1, 1999 and February 29, 2000 and provides a variety of regional topographic views of the Martian surface.
PIA01049:
Regional Topographic Views of Mars from MOLA
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows compares a martian north polar dust storm observed on 29 August 2000 with a terrestrial dust storm on Earth acquired on 26 February, 2000.
PIA02807:
Recent Mars and Earth Dust Storms Compared
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image acquired on August 7, 1998 by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows ejecta from a nameless crater on the martian surface.
PIA01330:
Fluidized Crater Ejecta Deposit
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This image acquired on August 19, 1998 by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows Phobos, the inner and larger of the two moons of Mars.
PIA01332:
MOC Image of Phobos with TES Temperature Overlay
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This image acquired on August 19, 1998 by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows Phobos, the inner and larger of the two moons of Mars. A close-up of the largest crater on Phobos, Stickney, shows ejecta blocks from the impact that formed Stickney.
PIA01333:
High-Resolution MOC Image of Phobos
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image acquired on August 19, 1998 by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows Phobos, the inner and larger of the two moons of Mars. A close-up of the largest crater on Phobos, Stickney, shows ejecta blocks from the impact that formed Stickney.
PIA01334:
High-Resolution MOC Image of Phobos with Graphics Overlay
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image acquired on August 19, 1998 by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows Phobos, the inner and larger of the two moons of Mars. This image is a close-up of the far wall of the Stickney crater.
PIA01335:
High-Resolution MOC Image of Phobos' Stickney Crater
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image acquired on August 19, 1998 by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows Phobos, the inner and larger of the two moons of Mars. A close-up of the largest crater on Phobos, Stickney, shows ejecta blocks from the impact that formed Stickney.
PIA01336:
High-Resolution MOC Image of Phobos' Face
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor acquired this image on April 24, 1998. Shown here are Gusev Crater and Ma'adim Vallis.
PIA01454:
Moon/Mars Landing Commemorative Release: Gusev Crater and Ma'adim Vallis
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor acquired this image on Jan 6, 1998. Shown here are layered materials in the walls and on the floors of the enormous Valles Marineris system.
PIA01458:
Western Candor Chasma, Valles Marineris
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image taken on August 9, 1998 by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows Vastitas Borealis (the Northern Vastness), the name given to the enigmatic northern plains of Mars.
PIA01467:
Seeing Mars' Northern Plains Through Springtime Haze
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image taken on August 31, 1998 by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the floors of polygon troughs that have bright, almost evenly spaced, windblown ripples or drifts.
PIA01469:
Giant "Polygon" Troughs, Elysium Planitia
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This image taken on Sept 12, 1998 by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the north polar layered deposits, a terrain believed composed of ice and dust deposited over millions of years.
PIA01472:
Martian North Polar Cap on September 12, 1998
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