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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
CRISM
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This image of Jezero Crater on Mars, the landing site for NASA's Mars 2020 mission, was taken by instruments on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA23239:
Jezero Crater, Mars 2020's Landing Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This series of images shows carbon dioxide ice sublimating (going directly from a solid to a gas) inside a pit at Mars' south pole. Each frame of the animation was taken by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA23238:
HiRISE Spots CO2 Ice Sublimating
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on March 24, 2019 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, revisits an impact site in this area first imaged in December 2017.
PIA23233:
The Changing Surface of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on February 23, 2019 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a small landslide in Iani Chaos. Landslides are common on Mars where there are steep slopes, including this area where there are numerous mounds and hills.
PIA23232:
A Snow Plow Landslide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on February 18, 2019 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows late winter angled illumination over dunes covered by carbon dioxide frost mixed with dust.
PIA23231:
A Frosted Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on January 29, 2019 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the southern half of the picture is covered by a well-preserved lava flow.
PIA23230:
Resistant Lava and Erosion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This animation shows a proposed route for NASA's Curiosity rover, which is climbing lower Mount Sharp on Mars.
PIA23179:
Curiosity's Proposed Path up Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-25 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This is the final traverse map for NASA's Opportunity rover, showing where the rover was located within Perseverance Valley on June 10, 2018, the last date it made contact with its engineering team.
PIA23178:
Opportunity's Final Traverse Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on January 27, 2019 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the inside of Kaiser Crater.
PIA23184:
Bedrock on the Floor of Kaiser Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on January 26, 2019 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the floor of Ius Chasma, part of Valles Marineris.
PIA23183:
Abstract Art in Ius Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on January 24, 2019 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows Cerberus Fossae, a steep-sided set of troughs cutting volcanic plains to the east of Elysium Mons.
PIA23182:
Landslides in Cerberus Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on January 19, 2019 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows what appears to be a new impact cluster and, extending downhill from the craters, new dark slope streaks.
PIA23181:
Impact-Induced Dust Avalanches
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on January 26, 2019 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, is part of a campaign to image potential impact craters in the south polar layered deposits (ice cap).
PIA23106:
A Crater on the South Polar Layered Deposits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on January 27, 2019 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, reveals small-scale shapes that often correlate with mineral units and provides information about stratigraphy.
PIA23105:
Clay-Rich Terrain in Eridania Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on January 23, 2019 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows some of the geologic diversity of Mars.
PIA23104:
The Hills in Juventae Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on January 19, 2019 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the rapid changes in the south polar residual cap of carbon dioxide ice.
PIA23103:
Dramatic Changes over the South Polar Cap
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on January 27, 2019 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the extensive central peak complex of Hale Crater.
PIA23101:
Bedrock in the Central Peaks of Hale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on January 10, 2019 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows large gullies on both the pole- and equator-facing slopes.
PIA23100:
Complex Gullies in a Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on January 25, 2019 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows Ius Chasma, a major section of the western portion of the giant Valles Marineris trough.
PIA23099:
In the Gullies and Bedrock of Ius Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-18 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on January 21, 2019 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the south polar layered deposits are well illuminated to accentuate the topography.
PIA23098:
Everything is (Well) Illuminated
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on February 7, 2019 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows Mawrth Vallis, a place on Mars that has fascinated scientists because of the clays and other hydrated minerals detected from orbit.
PIA23080:
Colorful Mawrth Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on January 23, 2019 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the western portion of a well-preserved (recent) impact crater in Ladon Basin.
PIA23079:
Colorful Impact Ejecta in Ladon Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on December 26, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the hills that resulted from uplifted rocks due to an impact that formed the 230-kilometer diameter Galle Crater.
PIA23078:
Gullies in Galle
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on December 11, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a surface texture of interconnected ridges and troughs, referred to as 'brain terrain', found throughout the mid-latitude regions of Mars.
PIA23077:
The Slow Charm of Brain Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on January 13, 2019 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a cluster of dust devil tracks on the flat ground below the south polar layered deposits, but none on the layers themselves.
PIA23064:
Following the Tracks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on January 20, 2019 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a chaotic jumble of bright layered sediments, perhaps resulting from large landslides.
PIA23063:
Jumbled Blocks on the Floor of Melas Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on December 9, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows Athabasca Valles with lava flows originating from Elysium Mons to the northwest.
PIA23062:
Almost Like Water
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on December 9, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a recent impact in Noachis Terra in the southern mid-latitudes of Mars.
PIA23061:
A Recent Impact Site in Noachis Terra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's InSight spacecraft and its recently deployed Wind and Thermal Shield were imaged on Feb. 4, 2019, by the HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA23043:
InSight Seismometer's Wind and Thermal Shield Seen from Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on December 8, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows erosion of the surface revealing several shades of light toned layers, likely sedimentary deposits.
PIA23059:
Layered History
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on December 5, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows ripples in the sand which tell us which way the wind was moving and how it was diverted around these rock formations.
PIA23058:
Wind Flow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on November 30, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a complex crater, where we see bedrock in several locations from different depths in the crust.
PIA23057:
Exposing the Rock in Impact Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on September 29, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows many sand dunes are visible. They have an elongated crescent form and are called 'barchan dunes.'
PIA23056:
A Dune Field Near Nili Patera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-01-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on December 15, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a cross-section of a complex crater in Terra Cimmeria.
PIA23022:
Cross-Section of a Complex Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-01-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on December 3, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a cross-section of a dune field. Dune shape depends on several factors, including the amount of sand present and the local wind directions.
PIA23021:
A First Look at Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-01-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on October 28, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows that gullies probably formed along the bouldery layers in the upper slopes of this unnamed crater.
PIA23020:
Multi-Elevation Gullies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-01-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on October 5, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a new impact crater that formed between July and September 2018.
PIA23019:
Impact Near the South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on November 3, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows Asimov Crater, located in the southern ancient highlands of Mars.
PIA22898:
The Eastern Slope of Asimov Crater's Central Pit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on September 30, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows slope streaks which are small avalanches of dust and sand from the hillsides.
PIA22897:
Slope Streaking
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on September 18, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows araneiform terrain (colloquially: spider-like terrain) located in the south polar region of Mars.
PIA22896:
The Enduring Charm of Martian Spiders
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on August 1, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the Martian south polar cap full of pits that make it look like Swiss cheese.
PIA22895:
Swiss Cheese on a Red Planet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image shows the surface of Mars, taken by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) on May 30, 2014. The contrast has been enhanced in this image to better show the region where InSight landed on Nov. 26, 2018.
PIA22927:
Of Wind and Dust Devils on Mars
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.201 MB)     JPEG (197 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on August 20, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows remnants of a deposit, composed of dry ice layered together with dust and water ice, that form the south polar residual cap.
PIA22870:
The Changing Ice Cap of Mars
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.17 MB)     JPEG (775.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on March 29, 2011 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows dunes with ripples on their upwind slopes and dark streaks on their downwind slopes.
PIA22869:
Active Dunes in Wirtz Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on February 27, 2008 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows Winter on Mars with a blanket of carbon dioxide snow.
PIA22868:
Spring Frost on a Cold World
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on October 23, 2007 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a 3D perspective view of a small patch of ancient Martian land in Terra Sirenum.
PIA22867:
Looking at Martian Salts and Clays
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey shows the temperature of the Martian atmosphere 16 miles above the surface on Nov. 18, 2018.
PIA22570:
Martian Weather Forecast for InSight Landing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This animation shows the evolution of the 2018 Mars global dust storm from late May to September as measured by the Mars Climate Sounder instrument onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA22737:
Mars Climate Sounder Studies 2018 Dust Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on September 17, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows candidate landing sites for the upcoming European ExoMars rover mission to two regions: the plains of Oxia and Mawrth Vallis.
PIA22805:
An ExoMars Landing Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on July 14, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows Springtime in the South Polar region of Mars.
PIA22881:
Geyser Season
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on August 10, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows part of the steep wall of the caldera (a large volcanic crater) at the top of Ascraeus Mons, one of Mars' giant volcanoes.
PIA22804:
A Caldera's Steep Slopes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on August 1, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows unusual terrain for the South Polar region of Mars, with a set of curved ridges of unknown origin.
PIA22803:
Curving Ridges and Pits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on July 23, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the South Polar residual cap constantly changing shape through each Martian summer.
PIA22729:
Dramatic Changes over the South Polar Residual Cap
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on July 10, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a clear view of the summit of the giant volcano Elysium Mons.
PIA22728:
The Pits of Elysium Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on June 2, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows an impact crater in the south Syrtis Major region.
PIA22727:
Colorful Impact
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on April 22, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a bright, rectangular-looking landform surrounded by a dark floor.
PIA22725:
Rising Above It in Amazonis Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on February 8, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a small dune field occurring along the summit of the large 1-mile-tall mound near the center of Juventae Chasma.
PIA22785:
Summit Dunes and Their Sand Sources
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on May 9, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a large, 50-kilometer diameter crater with a mountain-like central peak formed from uplifted material below.
PIA22784:
Tell-Tale Bedrock in Tyrrhena Terra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on May 16, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows sand dunes in Melas Chasma, located within the Valles Marineris canyon system.
PIA22783:
The Velvety Blue Dunes of Melas Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on May 22, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a 30-kilometer diameter crater, filled-in with materials that created bedrock, and through subsequent erosion, wind-driven particles.
PIA22782:
Bedforms and Bedrock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-25 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on September 20, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows NASA's Opportunity rover as a blip.
PIA22549:
Opportunity After the Dust Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on July 22, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows that the sensitivity of HiRISE enabled imaging of surface features through a moderate level of haze.
PIA22726:
Seeing through the Dusty Air
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on January 2, 2014 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows dune fields located among canyon wall slopes.
PIA22684:
Hanging Sand Dunes within Coprates Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on May 30, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows inverted channels within a fan whose origin could be either fluvial or alluvial.
PIA22683:
A Fan with Inverted Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on May 15, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows relatively bright mounds scattered throughout darker and diverse surfaces in Chryse Planitia.
PIA22682:
Pitted Cones: Possible Methane Sources?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on April 8, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the gullied western slopes of an unnamed crater (about 10 kilometers wide) in Acidalia Planitia.
PIA22681:
Crater Gullies and Fractures in Acidalia Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter observes several new dust avalanches on the slopes of ridges within the Olympus Mons Aureole.
PIA22595:
The Dark Side of Dust Avalanches
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Roddy Crater on Mars, home to several large alluvial fans, which formed as water moved sediment from the mountainous crater rim and deposited it onto the flatter crater floor.
PIA22594:
Fans of Roddy Crater
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an impact crater, home to fan-shaped deposits that extend from the rim and sit on the interior crater floor. Thick beds with varying tone are exposed along the edge of the fan.
PIA22592:
Fans and Valleys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image acquired on May 13, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows sand dunes scouring what appears to be a highly-cratered, old lava flow in the Tempe Terra region, located in the Northern Hemisphere.
PIA22586:
This is Not the Hydrothermal Deposit You're Looking For
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-19 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image shows how dust has enveloped the Red Planet. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows views of Valles Marineris chasms (left) and an autumn dust storm in Acidalia (right) and the early spring south polar cap.
PIA22487:
Mars Before and After Dust Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This colorful image acquired on May 21, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows clays within the Eridania basin region.
PIA22588:
Clays in the Eridania Basin
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, acquired May 13, 2018 during winter at the South Pole of Mars, shows a carbon dioxide ice cap covering the region and as the sun returns in the spring, 'spiders' begin to emerge from the landscape.
PIA22587:
Jamming with the 'Spiders' from Mars
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Aram Chaos, an ancient impact crater that lies within in the Southern Highlands of Mars. Uplifted blocks are composed largely of the iron-oxide hematite and water-altered silicates.
PIA22585:
Uplifted Blocks of Light-Toned Layered Deposits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-25 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Ganges Chasma in the northeast portion of Valles Marineris. Scattered hills on the canyon floor may be remnants of chaos terrain that formed from collapse of the canyon.
PIA22536:
The Hills in Ganges Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-25 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows many new ice blocks compared to earlier images in 2006. One of the most actively changing areas on Mars are the steep edges of the North Polar layered deposits.
PIA22535:
Ice Block Avalanche
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter observed this image of an impact crater. The blue appearance is due to the intense blast of the impact moving around dust on the surface. That dust is usually light-toned and reddish in color compared to what is beneath.
PIA22534:
New Crater Blues
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Part of this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has lingering seasonal frost, which serves to accentuate Mars' noth polar layered deposit comprising a thick stack of icy layers.
PIA22533:
Lingering Frost
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a fierce dust storm is kicking up on Mars, with rovers on the surface indicated as icons.
PIA22519:
2018 Giant Dust Storm on Mars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a hill with a central crater. Such features have been interpreted as both mud volcanoes (really a sedimentary structure) and as actual volcanoes (the erupting lava kind).
PIA22514:
A Volcano of Mud or Lava?
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured an impact crater that triggered a slope streak. When the meteoroid hit the surface and exploded to make the crater, it also destabilized the slope and initiated this avalanche.
PIA22513:
Bang and Whoosh!
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In this region of Lyot Crater, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a field of classic barchan dunes. Sand dunes often accumulate in the floors of craters on Mars.
PIA22512:
Once in a Blue Dune
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter observed sand dunes in the north polar regions of Mars showing light coatings of pale orange dust blown partially across the dark basaltic sand. Around the edges of the dunes, patches of seasonal dry ice remain.
PIA22511:
Dust and Frost
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Hale Crater, a large impact crater (more than 100 kilometers) with a suite of interesting features such as active gullies, active recurring slope lineae, and extensive icy ejecta flows.
PIA22465:
Bedrock Exposed in the Rim of Hale Crater
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows the permanent polar cap of Mars, encircled by sand dunes and looking like pulled threads, these dunes march across a fabric of patterned ground.
PIA22464:
Corduroy Dunes
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In early Martian summer, at the time NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) acquired this image, the dunes are almost free of their seasonal ice cover.
PIA22463:
Patches of Snow
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter continually finds new impact sites on Mars. This one occurred within the dense secondary crater field of Corinto Crater. The new crater and its ejecta have distinctive color patterns.
PIA22462:
A New Impact Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-14 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows barchan sand dunes, common on Mars often forming vast dune fields within very large (tens to hundreds of km) impact basins. The regions upwind of barchans are usually devoid of sandy bedforms.
PIA22456:
Barchan Pac-Man
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows some of these on the slopes of Nectaris Montes within Coprates Chasma on Mars. Sand dunes in Valles Marineris can be impressive in size, with steep slopes that seem to climb and descend.
PIA22455:
Dunes in Nectaris Montes
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows two small impact craters located in Meridiani Planum on Mars. Small boulders on the floor and walls of the left-side crater.
PIA22454:
Twin Craters in Meridiani Planum
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows two new craters on Mars with the same distinctive pattern of relatively blue ejecta surrounded by a dark blast zone and arcing patterns. This pattern indicates an oblique impact angle with a bolide.
PIA22453:
A Pair of New Impact Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This enhanced color image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows eroded bedrock on the floor of a large ancient crater.
PIA22439:
Bedrock on a Crater Floor
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NASA's Opportunity rover has spent 13 years exploring a small region of Meridiani Planum which has a rather ordinary appearance as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA22438:
Exploring Meridiani Planum
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This color image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows bedrock layers of diverse colors and composition.
PIA22437:
Colorful Layers in Ariadnes Colles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This enhanced color image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows the heavily channeled and ancient southern highlands of Mars. The elongated and jagged features are windblown dunes, perhaps hardened and eroded.
PIA22436:
Channeled Southern Highlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows chaos terrain on Mars' equator.
PIA22435:
Chaos Terrain
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows bedrock units with diverse colors indicating different mineral concentrations.
PIA22434:
Diverse Lithologies on a Crater Floor
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows a field of boulders.
PIA22433:
Bouldery Plains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows remarkably young lava flows in Elysium Planitia. There are almost no impact craters over this flow, indicating that it is probably only a few million years old.
PIA22432:
Young Lava Flows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-02 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Gullies on Martian sand dunes, like these in Matara Crater, have been very active, with many flows in the last ten years. In this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter frost in and around two gullies are seen.
PIA22349:
Gullies of Matara Crater
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