Image showing infrared brightness of the central peak and wall of a crater in Tyrrhena Terra, in Mars' southern highlands
This image, taken by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the infrared brightness of the central peak and wall of a crater in Tyrrhena Terra, in Mars' southern highlands. Livonia, N.Y., high school students participating in NASA’s Mars Exploration Science Data Teams project chose this site for a more detailed observation after studying images that showed outcrops of clay-like minerals, which indicate the past presence of water.

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