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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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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 2018-03-05 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Olympia Undae is a vast dune field in the north polar region of Mars. The dune field covers an area of approximately 470,000 km2 (bigger than California, smaller than Texas). This image was captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA22288:
Investigating Mars: Olympia Undae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-02 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Ius Chasma is unique from the other chasmata of Valles Marineris in possessing mega gullies on both sides of the chasma. This image was captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA22287:
Investigating Mars: Ius Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-01 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Ius Chasma is unique from the other chasmata of Valles Marineris in possessing mega gullies on both sides of the chasma. The largest mega gullies are located in Sinai Planum. This image was obtained by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA22286:
Investigating Mars: Ius Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-28 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used a new drill method to produce a hole on Feb. 26, 2018, in a target named Lake Orcadie. The hole marks the first operation of the rover's drill since a motor problem began acting up more than a year ago.
PIA22224:
Curiosity Tests a New Drill Method on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the eastern end of Ius Chasma. The southern canyon wall is at the bottom of the image, with dark sand and sand dunes.
PIA22285:
Investigating Mars: Ius Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-27 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the eastern end of Ius Chasma. Geryon Montes are located in the bottom half of the image. Between the montes and the southern wall face is a region of sand and sand dunes.
PIA22284:
Investigating Mars: Ius Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-26 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This self-portrait of NASA's Opportunity Mars rover shows the vehicle at a site called 'Perseverance Valley' on the slopes of Endeavour Crater. It was taken with the rover's Microscopic Imager to celebrate the 5000th Martian Day, or sol.
PIA22222:
Opportunity's First Selfie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-26 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of eastern Ius Chasma. The lower elevations of Geryon Montes are located at the top of the image.
PIA22282:
Investigating Mars: Ius Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-23 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a section of Ius Chasma that is not dominated by landslide deposits. Geryon Montes has several visible faults, including a pair of faults that divide the uppermost ridge into two sections.
PIA22281:
Investigating Mars: Ius Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-22 Deimos 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Colors in this image of the Martian moon Deimos indicate a range of surface temperatures detected by observing the moon on February 15, 2018, with NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter.
PIA22250:
Mars Odyssey Observes Deimos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-22 Phobos 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Colors in this image of the Martian moon Phobos indicate a range of surface temperatures detected by observing the moon on February 15, 2018, with NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter.
PIA22249:
Mars Odyssey Observes Phobos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-22 Phobos 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Phobos and Deimos, the moons of Mars, are seen in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter. The distance to Deimos from Odyssey during the observation was about 12,222 miles (19,670 kilometers).
PIA22248:
Mars Odyssey Observes Martian Moons Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-22 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the central part of Ius Chasma, where the canyon profile changes. What started as a large graben south of the main chasma wall has widened to create a central high ridge separating the chasm.
PIA22280:
Investigating Mars: Ius Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the eastern section of the large landslide deposit seen in Ius Chasma. A landslide is a failure of slope due to gravity.
PIA22279:
Investigating Mars: Ius Chasma
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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 2018-02-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image shows the location of NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander and related hardware around the mission's May 25, 2008, landing site on far-northern Mars as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA22223:
NASA's Phoenix Lander on Mars, Nearly a Decade Later
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-20 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This section of the canyon floor of Ius Chasma has been completely filled by blocky deposits from large volume landslides. A landslide is a failure of slope due to gravity. This image was captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA22278:
Investigating Mars: Ius Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-19 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the western end of Ius Chasma. Both the north and south canyon walls are visible in this image. At the top of the frame paired faults have created a graben.
PIA22277:
Investigating Mars: Ius Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-16 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recorded the dawn of the rover's 4,999th Martian day on Feb. 15, 2018, yielding this processed, approximately true-color scene. The view looks across Endeavour Crater.
PIA22221:
New Day for Longest-Working Mars Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-16 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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In this image of Tithonium Chasma from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft both sides of the chasma are visible. This narrow and deep part of the chasma exist both large, chaotic block landslide deposits with smaller lobate shaped landslide deposits.
PIA22276:
Investigating Mars: Tithonium Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-15 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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This late-afternoon view from the front Hazard Avoidance Camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows a pattern of rock stripes on the ground, a surprise to scientists on the rover team.
PIA22218:
Opportunity Rover Views Ground Texture 'Perseverance Valley'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-15 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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Textured rows on the ground in this portion of 'Perseverance Valley' are under investigation by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
PIA22217:
Rock Stripes Pattern in Mars' 'Perseverance Valley'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-15 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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The channel descending a Martian slope in this perspective view is 'Perseverance Valley,' the study area of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity as the rover passes its 5,000th sol, or Martian day, of its mission on the surface of Mars.
PIA22216:
Martian 'Perseverance Valley' in Perspective (Vertical Exaggeration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-15 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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In this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft a complex region of multiple overlapping landslide deposits fills most the the frame. In the center of the image the top layer has the lobate edges and radial surface grooves of a low volume slide.
PIA22275:
Investigating Mars: Tithonium Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-14 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image of Tithonium Chasma from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the canyon wall at the top of the frame and the cliff face of the opposite side of the canyon at the bottom of the image.
PIA22274:
Investigating Mars: Tithonium Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-13 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image of Tithonium Chasma captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the canyon wall at the top of the frame, a series of landslide deposits in the middle, and an eroded mound of materials at the bottom.
PIA22273:
Investigating Mars: Tithonium Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-12 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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In this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft a complex region of multiple overlapping landslide deposits fills most the the frame. The very top layer has the lobate edges and radial surface grooves of a low volume slide.
PIA22272:
Investigating Mars: Tithonium Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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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 2018-02-09 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Tithonium Chasma has numerous large landslide deposits, as shown in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft. The resistant material of the plateau surface forms the linear ridges of the canyon wall.
PIA22271:
Investigating Mars: Tithonium Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image from NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover shows a mineral vein with bright and dark portions dominating this image of a Martian rock target called 'Rona,' which is near the southern, upper edge of 'Vera Rubin Ridge' on Mount Sharp.
PIA22214:
Brushed Vein in 'Rona' on 'Vera Rubin Ridge'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image from NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover shows dark, stick-shaped features clustered on this Martian rock about the size of grains of rice.
PIA22213:
Stick-Shape, Rice-Size Features on Martian Rock "Haroldswick"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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The surface of the Martian rock target in this stereo image includes small hollows with a 'swallowtail' shape characteristic of some gypsum crystals.This image was taken by NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover.
PIA22212:
Stereo View of Martian Rock Target 'Funzie'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This exposure of finely laminated bedrock on Mars includes tiny crystal-shaped bumps, plus mineral veins with both bright and dark material as seen by NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover.
PIA22211:
Crystal Shapes and Two-Toned Veins on Martian Ridge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-08 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Tithonium Chasma has numerous large landslide deposits. At the bottom of this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is the high plateau between Tithonium Chasma and Ius Chasma.
PIA22270:
Investigating Mars: Tithonium Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-07 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the floor of Tithonium Chasma. Eroded materials cover most of the image.
PIA22269:
Investigating Mars: Tithonium Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-06 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of Tithonium Chasma. A lobate 'tongue' visible between the ridge and the top of the canyon is the deposit left by a landslide event.
PIA22268:
Investigating Mars: Tithonium Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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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)
HiRISE
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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)
HiRISE
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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)
HiRISE
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An enhanced-color image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) reveals bedrock that is several kilometers below the top of the giant Valles Marineris canyons.
PIA22238:
Geologic History Revealed in Valles Marineris
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-05 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the central region of Tithonium Chasma. The steep wall of the canyon is visible at the top of the image.
PIA22267:
Investigating Mars: Tithonium Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-02 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This is a false color image of Kaiser Crater captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft. In this combination of filters 'blue' typically means basaltic sand.
PIA22265:
Investigating Mars: Kaiser Crater Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-01 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft of the floor of Kaiser Crater contains several sand dune shapes and sizes. Kaiser Crater is located in the southern hemisphere in the Noachis region west of Hellas Planitia.
PIA22264:
Investigating Mars: Kaiser Crater Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-31 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars, taken on Jan 23, 2018, rover shows the vehicle on Vera Rubin Ridge, which it's been investigating for the past several months.
PIA22207:
Mount Sharp 'Photobombs' Curiosity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-31 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image of the floor of Kaiser Crater captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft contains a large variety of sand dune shapes and sizes. The 'whiter' material is the hard crater floor surface.
PIA22263:
Investigating Mars: Kaiser Crater Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-30 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Climbing 'Vera Rubin Ridge' provided NASA's Curiosity Mars rover this sweeping vista of the interior and rim of Gale Crater, including much of the rover's route during its first five-and-a-half years on Mars.
PIA22210:
Wide-Angle Panorama from Ridge in Mars' Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-30 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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A vantage point on 'Vera Rubin Ridge' provided NASA's Curiosity Mars rover this detailed look back over the area where it began its mission inside Gale Crater, plus more-distant features of the crater.
PIA22209:
Telephoto Vista from Ridge in Mars' Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-30 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image of the northwestern portion of Mars' Gale Crater and terrain north of it, from the ESA's Mars Express orbiter, provides a locator map for some features visible in an October 2017 panorama from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
PIA22208:
Locator Map for Features in Curiosity Panorama
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-30 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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At the top of this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft crescent shaped dunes are visible. As the dunes approach a break in elevation the forms change to connect the crescents together forming long aligned dune forms.
PIA22262:
Investigating Mars: Kaiser Crater Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-29 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image of Kaiser Crater from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a region of the dunes with varied appearances. The dune forms change from large long connected dunes, to large individual dunes, to the very small individual dunes.
PIA22261:
Investigating Mars: Kaiser Crater Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-26 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image of Kaiser Crater captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a region of the dunes with varied appearances.
PIA22175:
Investigating Mars: Kaiser Crater Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 Mars InSight
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NASA's InSight lander will land on Elysium Planitia on Mars. This image shows the candidate landing spot, a flat-smooth plain just north of the equator.
PIA22232:
InSight's Landing Site: Elysium Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image of Kaiser Crater from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the central part of the crater floor. At the bottom of the image there is a topographic rise.
PIA22174:
Investigating Mars: Kaiser Crater Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-24 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image of Kaiser Crater captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows individual dunes and where the dunes have coalesced into longer dune forms.
PIA22173:
Investigating Mars: Kaiser Crater Dunes
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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 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Kaiser Crater is located in the southern hemisphere in the Noachis region west of Hellas Planitia. This image of Kaiser Crater from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is just one of several large craters with extensive dune fields on the crater floor.
PIA22172:
Investigating Mars: Kaiser Crater Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
MCS
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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 2018-01-22 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a portion of the ejecta deposit of Yuty Crater. The raised edge of the ejecta is termed a rampart, and indicates that a volatile like water may have been present.
PIA22171:
Yuty Crater Ejecta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-19 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of eastern Candor Chasma. At the top of the image is the steep cliff between the upper surface elevation and the depths of Candor Chasma.
PIA22170:
Investigating Mars: Candor Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-18 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image of central Candor Chasma captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a surface topography called chaos. Chaos is a region of small to medium sized mesas surrounded by valleys that are usually the same elevation.
PIA22169:
Investigating Mars: Candor Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-17 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The bottom half of this image of central Candor Chasma from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a surface topography called chaos. Chaos is a region of small to medium sized mesas surrounded by valleys that are usually the same elevation.
PIA22168:
Investigating Mars: Candor Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-16 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the border between Chandor and Melas Chasmata. The entire image is landslide deposits.
PIA22167:
Investigating Mars: Candor Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-15 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of western Candor Chasma. Near the bottom of the image is an impact crater. Impact craters are relatively rare within all the canyons of Valles Marineris.
PIA22166:
Investigating Mars: Candor Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-12 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of eastern Candor Chasma. In the middle of the image is a set of linear ridges and valleys.
PIA22165:
Investigating Mars: Candor Chasma
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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 2018-01-11 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of eastern Candor Chasma. At the top of the image is the steep cliff between the upper surface elevation and the depths of Candor Chasma.
PIA22163:
Investigating Mars: Candor Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-10 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of eastern Candor Chasma. At the bottom of the image is the steep cliff between the upper surface elevation and the depths of Candor Chasma.
PIA22162:
Investigating Mars: Candor Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-09 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of western Candor and the erosion of a large mesa. Layered materials are visible throughout the image.
PIA22161:
Investigating Mars: Candor Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-08 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Candor Chasma is one of the largest canyons that make up Valles Marineris. This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of western Candor and the erosion of a large mesa.
PIA22160:
Investigating Mars: Candor Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-05 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the southern margin of the summit caldera. This image contains a variety of features representing the major events related to the formation of the volcano.
PIA22159:
Investigating Mars: Arsia Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-04 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The three large aligned Tharsis volcanoes are Arsia Mons, Pavonis Mons and Ascreaus Mons. This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the southern flank of Arsia Mons, along the center of the aligned fracture system.
PIA22158:
Investigating Mars: Arsia Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-03 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the caldera floor of Arsia Mons. Arsia Mons is the southernmost of the Tharsis volcanoes. It is 270 miles in diameter, almost 12 miles high, and the summit caldera is 72 miles wide.
PIA22157:
Investigating Mars: Arsia Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-02 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the caldera floor of Arsia Mons. It is not uncommon for calderas to have 'flat' floors after the final explosive eruption that empties the subsurface magma chamber.
PIA22156:
Investigating Mars: Arsia Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-01 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The three large aligned Tharsis volcanoes are Arsia Mons, Pavonis Mons and Ascreaus Mons (from south to north). This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the northeastern flank of Arsia Mons at the summit caldera.
PIA22155:
Investigating Mars: Arsia Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-29 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the southeastern flank of Arsia Mons, including the flat lying flows around the base of the volcano. These flows are located at the bottom of the image.
PIA22154:
Investigating Mars: Arsia Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the northwestern margin of the summit caldera. This image illustrates the many processes that occurred in the formation of the volcano.
PIA22153:
Investigating Mars: Arsia Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-27 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the eastern margin of the summit caldera of Arsia Mons. The arcuate features are the faults created by collapse of summit materials.
PIA22152:
Investigating Mars: Arsia Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-26 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The three large aligned Tharsis volcanoes are Arsia Mons, Pavonis Mons and Ascreaus Mons (from south to north). This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the northeastern flank of Arsia Mons.
PIA22151:
Investigating Mars: Arsia Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-25 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a portion of the western wall of the caldera, revealing the steep walls and linear features associated with the collapse that formed the caldera.
PIA22150:
Investigating Mars: Arsia Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-22 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This is a false color image of Rabe Crater captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft. In this combination of filters 'blue' typically means basaltic sand. Rabe Crater is 108 km (67 miles) across.
PIA22148:
Investigating Mars: Rabe Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This false color image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft crosses the entire crater and demonstrates how extensive the dunes are on the floor of Rabe Crater. In this combination of filters 'blue' typically means basaltic sand.
PIA22147:
Investigating Mars: Rabe Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-20 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This is a false color image of Rabe Crater from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft. In this combination of filters 'blue' typically means basaltic sand. Rabe Crater is 108 km (67 miles) across. Craters of similar size often have flat floors.
PIA22146:
Investigating Mars: Rabe Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-19 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This is a false color image of Rabe Crater captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft. In this combination of filters 'blue' typically means basaltic sand. Rabe Crater is 108 km (67 miles) across.
PIA22145:
Investigating Mars: Rabe Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-18 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows Rabe Crater. The majority of the dune field in Rabe Crater consists of a sand sheet with dune forms on the surface. The sand sheet is where a thick layer of sand has been concentrated.
PIA22144:
Investigating Mars: Rabe Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-15 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft provides another instance where the topography of the upper floor material affects the winds and dune formation.
PIA22143:
Investigating Mars: Rabe Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-14 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image of Rabe Crater from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is dominated by the extensive dunes that cover the crater floor. Part of the pit is visible, as well as a small peninsula that has been eroded into the upper level floor materials.
PIA22142:
Investigating Mars: Rabe Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-13 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Dunes cover the majority of this image of Rabe Crater. This view captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the slip faces are illuminated more than the longer side.
PIA22141:
Investigating Mars: Rabe Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-13 Mars MAVEN
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This illustration depicts charged particles from a solar storm stripping away charged particles of Mars' atmosphere, one of the processes of Martian atmosphere loss studied by NASA's MAVEN mission, beginning in 2014.
PIA22076:
Visualizing a Solar Storm's Effect on Mars Atmosphere (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-12 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows Rabe Crater. The appearance of the exposed side of the cliffs does not look like a volcanic, difficult to erode material, but rather an easy to erode material such as layered sediments.
PIA22140:
Investigating Mars: Rabe Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) of northern Meridiani Planum shows faults that have disrupted layered deposits.
PIA22187:
The Fault in Our Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Lyot Crater is located in the Northern lowlands of Mars. The crater's floor marks the lowest elevation in the Northern Hemisphere as seen in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO.
PIA22186:
Depressions and Channels on the Floor of Lyot Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The two largest ice sheets in the inner solar system are here on Earth, Antarctica and Greenland. The third largest is at the South Pole of Mars and a small part of it is shown in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).
PIA22125:
Layered Ice Near the South Pole of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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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