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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-21 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
MOLA
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Color coding in this image of Mars represents differences in elevation, measured by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor. While surface liquid water is rare and ephermal on modern Mars.
PIA15094:
Topography of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-26 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
MOLA
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This image, combining data from two instruments aboard NASA's Mars Global Surveyor, depicts an orbital view of the north polar region of Mars. To the right of center, a large canyon, Chasma Boreale, almost bisects the white ice cap.
PIA13163:
Northern Ice Cap of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-27 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
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An artist's concept of NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) flying over Mars.
PIA17486:
Mars Global Surveyor (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-13 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows choppy dust clouds of at least three dust storms on Mars. The white polar cap is frozen carbon dioxide.
PIA10789:
Early Spring Dust Storms at the North Pole of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-11 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
MOLA
Thermal Emission Spectrometer
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows regional landscape near Mars' south pole called 'cryptic terrain.' Cool colors are areas with a low albedo (dark) and warm colors are areas which have high albedo (bright).
PIA10138:
Location of Sites Within 'Cryptic Terrain'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-11 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
MOLA
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows Candor Chasma, part of the large Martian canyon system named Valles Marineris.
PIA10132:
Global View of Mars Topography
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-06 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a pair of gully channels that emerge, fully-born at nearly their full width, from beneath small overhangs on the north wall of Dao Vallis on Mars.
PIA09031:
Groundwater May be Source for Erosion in Martian Gullies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-06 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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Light-toned deposits forming in two gully sites in Terra Sirenum on Mars during NASA's Mars Global Surveyor mission in the 1999-2005 period are considered to be a result of sediment transport by a fluid with the physical properties of liquid water.
PIA09030:
Why the New Gully Deposits are Not Dry Dust Slope Streaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-06 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows two examples of gullies on crater walls Terra Sirenum on Mars.
PIA09029:
Other Martian Gullies with Light-Toned Deposits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-06 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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Two Martian southern mid-latitude craters have new light-toned deposit that formed in gully settings during the course of the Mars Global Surveyor mission.
PIA09028:
New Gully Deposit in a Crater in the Centauri Montes Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-06 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a gully deposit in an unnamed crater in Terra Sirenum on Mars.
PIA09027:
New Gully Deposit in a Crater in Terra Sirenum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-06 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a young impact crater that formed in Arabia Terra on Mars.
PIA09026:
New Impact Crater Formed Between April 2001 and December 2003
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-06 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows impact craters with dark ejecta patterns, a few of them also have light-toned ejecta, indicating that the impacting meteorite excavated to a depth where a light-toned material was present.
PIA09025:
Fresh Crater in Arabia Terra with Light-Toned Ejecta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-06 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows an impact crater site located in Arabia Terra on Mars.
PIA09024:
Second of Two Fresh Impact Crater Sites With "Before" and "After" Narrow Angle Mars Orbiter Camera Images
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-06 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the north flank of the Martian volcano Ulysses Patera on Mars. Fine details are evident at the impact site, showing how the blast moved dust around and interacted with craters and other small obstacles on the ground.
PIA09023:
Before-and-After Look at Impact Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-06 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows wispy dark rays and dark, annular (nearly-circular) zones surround the crater, while several chains of dark spots formed by secondary impact radiate away for hundreds of meters from the tiny crater on Mars.
PIA09022:
New Impact Crater in Arabia Terra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-06 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a few of the dustiest regions on Mars: Tharsis, Amazonis, and Arabia.
PIA09021:
Procedure for Finding New Impact Sites on Mars Using the Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-06 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows multiple craters on the surface of Mars.
PIA09020:
New Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-27 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows dust-covered lava flows on the lowermost south flank of Olympus Mons on Mars taken on October 12, 2006. One leveed lava channel disappears into a thick, pitted and cratered dust mantle.
PIA01890:
Dust-Mantled Olympus Mons Flows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-20 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows crisp details in a suite of mid-latitude gullies on a crater wall taken on October 12, 2006.
PIA01889:
Sharp View of Gullies in Southern Winter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-13 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows six views of Mars during the month of November, 2006.
PIA01888:
Mars at Ls 137
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-07 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows two annular clouds, common in mid-northern summer in the north polar region on Mars, and may result from eddy currents in the lower atmosphere.
PIA01887:
MGS Mars Orbiter Camera: 10 Years In Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-30 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image acquired on July 14, 2006 by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows an outcrop of light-toned, layered, sedimentary rock in Aureum Chaos on Mars. The darker material, which includes ripples, is composed of windblown sand and granules.
PIA01323:
Light-toned Rock Outcrop in Aureum Chaos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-23 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This NASA's Mars Global Surveyor image shows several small, dark sand dunes and a small crater within a much larger crater (not visible in this image). The floor of the larger crater is rough and has been eroded with time.
PIA01317:
A Few Good Barchans
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-17 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a nearly ice-free view of layers exposed by erosion in the north polar region. The light-toned patches are remnants of water ice frost.
PIA01934:
Frost-free North Polar Layers in the Good Old Summertime
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-10 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a suite of dunes in one of the several north polar dune fields. The bright surfaces adjacent to some of the dunes are patches of frost
PIA01933:
Summertime View of North Polar Sand Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-02 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor captures what Mars typically looks like in mid-afternoon. With the exception of occasional differences in weather and polar frost patterns, this is what the red planet looked like on October 2006).
PIA08802:
Mars at Ls 121
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-30 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows an example of the extremely odd, seemingly scrambled layered rocks exposed by erosion near the deepest part of the deepest basin on Mars, Hellas.
PIA08801:
Scrambled Hellas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-29 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows gullies and cracked and stressed gully apron deposits in a south mid-latitude crater. Gullies can also be seen in the deep shadow on the north wall of the crater.
PIA08800:
Autumn Gullies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-28 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows layers exposed in the north polar region of Mars, underlain by a thick sequence of layered material. The layers are most commonly exposed on the slopes of troughs, believed to have formed by wind erosion.
PIA08799:
To Beat the Band
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-27 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows dark-toned, windblown sands and ripples, surrounding a light-toned hill, interpreted to be sedimentary rock, in Ganges Chasma, part of the giant Valles Marineris trough system on Mars.
PIA08798:
Ganges Quagmire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-26 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor the Elysium/Mare Cimmerium face in mid-September 2006.
PIA08797:
Mars at Ls 107: Elysium/Mare Cimmerium
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-25 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the patterned ground of the cold, martian northern plains. The circular features are the sites of buried impact craters.
PIA08796:
Patterned Plains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-24 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the contact between a group of yardangs, tapered ridges formed by the removal of relatively easily-eroded material and a concentration of dark-toned windblown sand on the floor of a crater in Terra Sabaea.
PIA08795:
Yardang City
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-23 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a mesa and an impact grater just east of Phlegra Montes. The mesa is the eroded remnant of a once more extensive terrain. An apron of material surrounds the mesa.
PIA08794:
Mesa with Apron
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-22 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows outcrops of light-toned, massively-bedded rock in western Candor Chasma, part of the Valles Marineris trough system on Mars.
PIA08770:
West Candor Rocks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-21 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows cracked, layered plains-forming material in the western part of Utopia Planitia, Mars.
PIA08769:
Cracky Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-20 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows gullies on a south crater wall which appear as if they are the product of a 'weeping layer,' a porous layer of rock through which a liquid such as water may have percolated until it came to the martian surface.
PIA08768:
Something Old, Something New
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the Syrtis Major face in mid-September 2006.
PIA08767:
Mars at Ls 107: Syrtis Major
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows narrow channel on the upper east flank of the martian volcano, Hadriaca Patera. Located on a volcano, this channel was likely formed by lava, perhaps as a lava tube at which the thin roof later collapsed.
PIA08766:
Rippley Channel
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows rugged terrain in the northern plains. The circular features are old, buried impact craters.
PIA08765:
Buried Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-16 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows an impact crater that is approximately 3.5 kilometers (2.2 miles) in diameter. Layered rock units are visible on the inside of the raised crater rim.
PIA08764:
Layered Crater Walls
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a landslide that occurred off of a steep slope in Tithonium Chasma, part of the vast Valles Marineris trough system.
PIA08758:
Mars Slide Show
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows dark sand dunes, with a thin coating of autumn frost, in the Ogygis Regio west of Argyre basin.
PIA08757:
Sandy Dunes
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the Acidalia/Mare Erythraeum face in mid-September 2006.
PIA08756:
Mars at Ls 107: Acidalia/Mare Erythraeum
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows dark lava flows that have embayed -- flowed up against and into -- higher, more rugged terrain in the Cyclopia/Aethiopis region of Mars (southwest of Cerberus).
PIA08755:
9 Years at Mars!
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows dark lava flows that have embayed -- flowed up against and into -- higher, more rugged terrain in the Cyclopia/Aethiopis region of Mars (southwest of Cerberus).
PIA08747:
Embaying Flow
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows dark sand dunes, formed by winds blowing from the southwest (lower left), in Wirtz Crater. The crater is named for Carl Wilhelm Wirtz, a German astronomer.
PIA08746:
Dunes of Wirtz
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a suite of rings on the martian northern plains. Each ring marks the location of a filled and buried (or, in some cases, mostly-filled and nearly-buried) impact crater.
PIA08745:
Ring Things
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows
PIA08749:
Animated Elevation Model of 'Victoria Crater' Animation Icon
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows light-toned ripples covering the floors of troughs in the Adamas Labyrinthus region of northern Elysium Planitia.
PIA08744:
Rippled Labyrinth
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows rocks and gullies are visible in the northern walls of the crater. A small patch of large, windblown ripples cover part of the crater floor.
PIA08727:
Crater with Gullies
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the termination (end) of a group of layers in the north polar region of Mars, where they have been buried by younger, smoother-surfaced material.
PIA08726:
Polar Terminus
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the Tharsis face of Mars in mid-September 2006.
PIA08725:
Mars at Ls 107: Tharsis
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows cracks layered, light-toned outcrops of sedimentary rock in Becquerel Crater. The outcrops are juxtaposed against a dark-toned substrate which occupies the upper (northern) portion of the image.
PIA08724:
Becquerel Outcrops
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the landing site of Viking 2 in Utopia Planitia, west of Mie Crater on Mars on 3 September 1976.
PIA08723:
Viking 2's 30th!
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows cracks formed in the material that nearly fills an impact crater on the martian northern plains.
PIA08722:
Tiled Floor
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows dunes in the martian north polar region. The dunes are composed of dark, coarse sand. The white areas around the dunes are the last remaining areas of seasonal carbon dioxide frost cover.
PIA08717:
Dark Polar Dunes
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows streaks and scratch marks made in a thin coating of dust on the martian surface in the southern hemisphere made by passing dust devils during the summer season.
PIA08716:
Devil's Scratches
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows crescent-shaped, scooped-out hollows where wind has eroded the local bedrock in the Apollinaris Sulci region on Mars.
PIA08715:
Windy Work
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows layers exposed in a trough in the martian north polar region. At the time the picture was acquired, the entire scene was covered by seasonal carbon dioxide frost.
PIA08714:
Mars at Ls 93
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows layers exposed in a trough in the martian north polar region. At the time the picture was acquired, the entire scene was covered by seasonal carbon dioxide frost.
PIA08710:
Polar Band
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows landslide deposits formed when material slumped off the Mutch crater wall.
PIA08709:
Mutch Crater
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Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows layered material exposed on a slope in the north polar region on Mars. An unconformity is visible in the middle/upper left of the image, where layers are abruptly truncated.
PIA08708:
Polar Unconformity
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows part of a dune field in Chasma Boreale, the large north polar trough on Mars. The bright material covering the dunes is frozen carbon dioxide.
PIA08704:
Springtime Dunes
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows dark sand dunes in Arkhangelsky Crater on Mars. The steepest slopes on these dunes, their slip faces, point toward the northeast (upper right), indicating formative winds from the southwest.
PIA08703:
Archangel's Dunes
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows light-toned, layered, sedimentary rocks in a crater in part of the Schiaparelli basin on Mars. The repetition of these horizontal layers suggests the sediments could have been deposited in an ancient crater lake.
PIA08702:
Many-Layered Rock
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the Elysium/Mare Cimmerium face of Mars in mid-August 2006.
PIA08678:
Mars at Ls 93: Elysium/Mare Cimmerium
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows an unconformity in an exposure of the martian north polar layered material, at which older layers were cut-off and eroded before a new suite of layers was deposited above them.
PIA08677:
Cut-off
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a layered slope in the martian north polar region, being exposed by the removal of an overlying, smoother material seen in the lower third of the image.
PIA08676:
Polar Layers, Exposed
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the contact between an area of light-toned rock and an expanse of darker-toned materials on the floor of Coprates Chasma on Mars.
PIA08675:
Bits and Pieces
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a ring marking the location of a nearly-filled, nearly-buried impact crater on the martian northern plains on Mars. Remnants of bright, seasonal frost occur in some polygonal cracks on the plain.
PIA08674:
High Plains Ring
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows some a modest-sized meteor impact crater in the Elysium Planitia region of Mars. The dark spot inside the crater is, most likely, a patch of windblown sand and silt.
PIA08673:
Hole in Ground
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a delicate pattern, like that of a spider web, appears on top of the Mars residual polar cap, after the seasonal carbon-dioxide ice slab has disappeared.
PIA08659:
Spider Web Pattern
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Dark spots (left) and 'fans' appear to scribble dusty hieroglyphics on top of the Martian south polar cap in two high-resolution images from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor taken in southern spring.
PIA08658:
Dark Spots
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows some dark slope streaks in the Phlegra Dorsa region of Mars. Of particular interest is the split streak near the center of the image, which diverted around a rounded hill as the material was sliding down the slope.
PIA08672:
Diversionary Tactic
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the Syrtis Major face of Mars in mid-August 2006.
PIA08671:
Mars at Ls 93: Syrtis Major
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows an unconformity in a sequence of layered material in the martian north polar region created by erosion.
PIA08670:
Polar Exposure
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows dried streambeds -- martian gullies -- in the mountainous central peak region of Hale Crater on Mars.
PIA08669:
All Hail Hale
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows gullies all of which head at the same level on a south mid-latitude crater wall.
PIA08668:
Weepy Crater
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the two craters, dubbed Swift and Voltaire, on the tiny martian moon, Deimos.
PIA08667:
Deimos!
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows two mesas on the northern plains of Mars. 'Mesa' is the Spanish word for 'table,' -- a very good description of the two elliptical features.
PIA08666:
Mesa = Table
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a flow knob of light-toned, layered rock exposed by erosion in the Iani Chaos region of Mars.
PIA08665:
Bright Iani
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the Acidalia/Mare Erythraeum face of Mars in mid-August, 2006.
PIA08664:
Mars at Ls 93: Acidalia/Mare Erythraeum
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a flow or landslide feature on a hillslope facing north (toward top/upper right) that is buried on both ends.
PIA08663:
Buried Ends
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a chain of clustered and battered craters. These were formed by secondary impact.
PIA08662:
Chain Gang
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a small, dust-mantled volcano on the plains east of the giant martian volcano, Pavonis Mons.
PIA08661:
Little One
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a bowl-shaped crater on the martian northern plains with a mysterious radiant pattern of zones with and without boulders and rocks.
PIA08639:
Radiant Bowl
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a group of gullies formed on the equator-facing wall of a north mid-latitude crater. Gullies such as these might have formed from the erosive forces of liquid water.
PIA08638:
Northern Gullies
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows an impact crater on the martian northern plains. This crater is roughly the size of the famous Meteor Crater in Arizona on the North American continent.
PIA08637:
Slam!
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the Tharsis face of Mars in mid-August, 2006.
PIA08636:
Mars at Ls 93: Tharsis
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a pedestal a 'pancake' or 'pedestal' crater on the martian northern plains. The rocky ejecta from the crater protected the underlying material from being stripped away by wind.
PIA08635:
Northern Pancake
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a pedestal crater in the Eumenides Dorsum region of Mars.
PIA08634:
On a Pedestal
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a steep a field of dark sand dunes in an unnamed crater in the Noachis Terra/Hellespontus region of Mars.
PIA08633:
Autumn Dunes
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This image from NASA's Mars Global S shows a steep slope in the north polar region of Mars. The stripes indicate an exposure of layered material; the variations in brightness are the result of varying amounts and textures on seasonal carbon dioxide frost.
PIA08648:
Striped Scarp
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the inverted, eroded remains of a channel, now standing as a complex ridge that runs across the middle of this scene, in dust-mantled terrain west of Sinus Meridiani, Mars.
PIA08647:
Stream, Inverted
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows gullies a portion of a flood-carved canyon within the larger Kasei Valles system on Mars. This canyon is the result of the very last flood event that poured through the Kasei valleys, long ago.
PIA08643:
Flooded Place
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows the Elysium/Mare Cimmerium face of Mars in mid-July, 2006.
PIA08629:
Mars at Ls 79: Elysium/Mare Cimmerium
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows gullies on the wall of a martian south mid-latitude impact crater. The channels in each gully head beneath an eroding overhang of layered rock.
PIA08628:
Gullied Recesses
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a small volcano in the Syria Planum region of Mars. The lava flows that compose this small volcano are nearly hidden by a mantle of rough-textured, perhaps somewhat cemented, dust.
PIA08627:
Syrian Volcano
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