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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-15 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed the sun's only visible active region as it sputtered and spurted and eventually unleashed a small (C-class) flare on Feb. 7, 2018.
PIA22244:
One Small Flare Animation Icon
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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 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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NASA's UAVSAR detected changes caused by severe debris flows as extreme winter rains fell in January 2018 following the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties in California.
PIA22243:
Effects of Deadly California Debris Flows Seen in Before/After Images from NASA's UAVSAR
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.539 MB)     JPEG (225.5 kB)
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)
MAHLI
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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 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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This color enhanced image of Jupiter's southern hemisphere was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft as it performed a close flyby of the gas giant planet on Dec. 16, 2017.
PIA21977:
Falling Away from Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-07 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed no sunspots for almost two weeks (as of Feb. 1, 2018) and just has a single, tiny one that appeared on Jan. 31, 2018.
PIA22242:
Spotless Days Animation Icon
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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)
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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 Earth Terra
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Suzhou is a major city located in southeastern Jiangsu Province of East China, about 100 km northwest of Shanghai. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired August 2, 2015.
PIA22266:
Suzhou, Jingsu, China
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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)
MAHLI
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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 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a small coronal mass ejection that was also associated with a small flare on Jan. 22, 2018.
PIA22184:
Small Flare and a Coronal Mass Ejection Animation Icon
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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 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image taken on August 17, 2016 from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a complex set of fractures found in the southwestern region of the floor of Occator Crater on Ceres.
PIA22091:
Spiderweb-like Fractures in Occator Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-30 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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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)
Mastcam
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.894 MB)     JPEG (326 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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This color-enhanced image is of Jupiter's northern polar belt region as seen by NASA's Juno spacecraft on Dec. 16, 2017.
PIA21976:
Jupiter's Stormy North
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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)
HiRISE
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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)
HiRISE
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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)
HiRISE
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.331 MB)     JPEG (206.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-18 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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This image of Jupiter's swirling south polar region was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft as it neared completion of its tenth close flyby of the gas giant planet.
PIA21975:
Jupiter's Swirling South Pole
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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 2018-01-18 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a prominence rising up above the sun, sending an arch of plasma to link up magnetically with an active region over a one-day period (Jan, 9-10, 2017).
PIA22199:
Reversing Prominence Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-17 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This collage shows some of the most interesting geological sites that NASA's Dawn spacecraft has revealed at dwarf planet Ceres.
PIA22090:
Collage of Features on Ceres
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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 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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Colorful swirling cloud belts dominate Jupiter's southern hemisphere in this image captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft on Dec 16, 2017.
PIA21974:
Jupiter's Colorful Cloud Belts
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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 2018-01-12 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a small prominence rose up above the sun, appeared to twist around for several hours, and then began to send some streams of plasma back into the sun (Jan. 3-4, 2018).
PIA22198:
Small Twisting Prominence Animation Icon
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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 Earth Terra
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The island of Eigg is one of the small isles in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, south of the Skye peninsula. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired on September 18, 2015.
PIA22164:
Eigg, Scotland
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.774 MB)     JPEG (260.9 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.157 MB)     JPEG (432.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-05 Earth Terra
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On Dec 26, 2017, NASA's Terra acquired this image of The Thomas Fire, the largest wildfire in California's recorded history. As of January 3, 2018, it was 93 percent contained after burning 282,000 acres and destroying 1,063 structures.
PIA22189:
Devastation from California's Largest Wildfire Seen in New NASA Satellite Image
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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 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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NASA's Juno spacecraft was a little more than one Earth diameter from Jupiter when it captured this mind-bending, color-enhanced view of the planet's tumultuous atmosphere.
PIA21973:
High Above Jupiter's Clouds
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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 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed an elongated coronal hole (the darker area near the center) seeming to shape itself into a single, recognizable question mark over the period of one day (Dec. 21-22, 2017).
PIA22197:
The Sun Forms a Question Animation Icon
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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 2017-12-22 Asteroid Arecibo Observatory
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These radar images of near-Earth asteroid 3200 Phaethon were generated by astronomers at the National Science Foundation's Arecibo Observatory on Dec. 17, 2017.
PIA22185:
Arecibo Observatory Radar Imagery of Phaethon Asteroid
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-21 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a subtle feature on Ceres called Kwanzaa Tholus. The rounded shape of Kwanzaa Tholus is typical of tholi.
PIA21916:
Kwanzaa Tholus
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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 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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A small prominence observed in profile arched up and sent streams of plasma curling back into the sun over a 30-hour period on Dec. 13-14, 2017 by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
PIA22196:
Curling Prominence Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-18 Earth Terra
ASTER
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While the Thomas fire in Ventura County, CA is the largest and most destructive, several other smaller fires burned in the Los Angeles area. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired December 17, 2017.
PIA22149:
Creek and Rye Fires, Southern California
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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 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a small prominence, slowly rising further up above the sun, then fell apart and back into the sun over about seven hours (Dec. 6, 2017).
PIA22195:
Prominence Falls Apart Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-15 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
AVIRIS
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NASA's Airborne Visible Infrared Imaging Spectrometer instrument onboard an ER-2 aircraft observed wildfires burning in Southern California on Dec. 5-7, 2017.
PIA22194:
Multiple Aspects of the Southern California Wildfires as Seen by NASA's AVIRIS
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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 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a field of small craters next to Kokopelli Crater, seen at bottom right in this image, on dwarf planet Ceres.
PIA21915:
Kokopelli Crater on Ceres
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-14 Earth ARIA
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The ARIA team at NASA's JPL created this Damage Proxy Map depicting areas in Southern California that are likely damaged (shown by red and yellow pixels) as a result of recent wildfires, including the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
PIA22191:
NASA-Produced Map Shows Extent of Southern California Wildfire Damage
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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 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This map from NASA's Dawn mission shows locations of bright material on dwarf planet Ceres. There are more than 300 bright areas, called 'faculae,' on Ceres.
PIA21914:
Map of Ceres' Bright Spots
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Framing Camera
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This simulated perspective view from NASA's Dawn mission shows the bright areas of Occator Crater, which contains the brightest area on Ceres, Cerealia Facula in the center and Vinalia Faculae to the side.
PIA21913:
Occator Perspective View
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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)
HiRISE
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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)
HiRISE
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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)
HiRISE
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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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