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Sulfates are found overlying clay minerals in sediments within Columbus Crater, a depression that likely hosted a lake in the past in this image based on information from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Sulfates are found overlying clay minerals in sediments within Columbus Crater, a depression that likely hosted a lake in the past in this image based on information from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Sulfates and Clays in Columbus Crater, Mars

Sulfates are found overlying clay minerals in sediments within Columbus Crater, a depression that likely hosted a lake in the past in this image based on information from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM), Context Camera (CTX)
ID#: PIA15099
Added: 2011-11-21

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Sulfates and Clays in Columbus Crater, Mars

Sulfates are found overlying clay minerals in sediments within Columbus Crater, a depression that likely hosted a lake in the past in this image based on information from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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On ancient Mars, water carved channels and transported sediments to form fans and deltas within lake basins. Spectral data acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, indicate chemical alteration by water.
On ancient Mars, water carved channels and transported sediments to form fans and deltas within lake basins. Spectral data acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, indicate chemical alteration by water.

Chemical Alteration by Water, Jezero Crater Delta

On ancient Mars, water carved channels and transported sediments to form fans and deltas within lake basins. Spectral data acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, indicate chemical alteration by water.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM), Context Camera (CTX)
ID#: PIA15097
Added: 2011-11-21

Views: 3160

Chemical Alteration by Water, Jezero Crater Delta

On ancient Mars, water carved channels and transported sediments to form fans and deltas within lake basins. Spectral data acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, indicate chemical alteration by water.

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Investigation of exposed clay minerals at thousands of Martian sites by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests a long period of wet, warm conditions, mostly underground.
Investigation of exposed clay minerals at thousands of Martian sites by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests a long period of wet, warm conditions, mostly underground.

Clay Minerals in Craters and Escarpments on Mars

Investigation of exposed clay minerals at thousands of Martian sites by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests a long period of wet, warm conditions, mostly underground.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM)
ID#: PIA14764
Added: 2011-11-02

Views: 3321

Clay Minerals in Craters and Escarpments on Mars

Investigation of exposed clay minerals at thousands of Martian sites by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests a long period of wet, warm conditions, mostly underground.

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The colorful rocks exposed in the central peak visible in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter probably reflect variations in mineral content that were caused by water activity early in Mars' history.
The colorful rocks exposed in the central peak visible in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter probably reflect variations in mineral content that were caused by water activity early in Mars' history.

Colorful Central Peak in an Unnamed Crater

The colorful rocks exposed in the central peak visible in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter probably reflect variations in mineral content that were caused by water activity early in Mars' history.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM)
ID#: PIA14890
Added: 2011-10-05

Views: 3269

Colorful Central Peak in an Unnamed Crater

The colorful rocks exposed in the central peak visible in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter probably reflect variations in mineral content that were caused by water activity early in Mars' history.

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This false-color image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows that fractures and possible layers are visible in the light-toned rock exposure containing the carbonates. The location is inside an unnamed crater on the uplifted rim of Huygens crater.
This false-color image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows that fractures and possible layers are visible in the light-toned rock exposure containing the carbonates. The location is inside an unnamed crater on the uplifted rim of Huygens crater.

Fractures in Carbonate-Bearing Rocks at Mars' Huygens Basin

This false-color image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows that fractures and possible layers are visible in the light-toned rock exposure containing the carbonates. The location is inside an unnamed crater on the uplifted rim of Huygens crater.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM), High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA13800
Added: 2011-03-08

Views: 3601

Fractures in Carbonate-Bearing Rocks at Mars' Huygens Basin

This false-color image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows that fractures and possible layers are visible in the light-toned rock exposure containing the carbonates. The location is inside an unnamed crater on the uplifted rim of Huygens crater.

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This map indicates some of the geological information gained from orbital observations of Endeavour Crater, which has been the long-term destination for NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity since mid-2008.
This map indicates some of the geological information gained from orbital observations of Endeavour Crater, which has been the long-term destination for NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity since mid-2008.

Geologic Map, West Rim of Endeavour Crater, Mars

This map indicates some of the geological information gained from orbital observations of Endeavour Crater, which has been the long-term destination for NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity since mid-2008.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM)
ID#: PIA13708
Added: 2010-12-16

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Geologic Map, West Rim of Endeavour Crater, Mars

This map indicates some of the geological information gained from orbital observations of Endeavour Crater, which has been the long-term destination for NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity since mid-2008.

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This map indicates geological units in the region of Mars around a smaller area where NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has driven from early 2004 through late 2010.
This map indicates geological units in the region of Mars around a smaller area where NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has driven from early 2004 through late 2010.

Geologic Setting of Opportunity Traverse and Meridiani Planum

This map indicates geological units in the region of Mars around a smaller area where NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has driven from early 2004 through late 2010.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM)
ID#: PIA13704
Added: 2010-12-16

Views: 2458

Geologic Setting of Opportunity Traverse and Meridiani Planum

This map indicates geological units in the region of Mars around a smaller area where NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has driven from early 2004 through late 2010.

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This false color image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter indicates that the volcanic cone in the Nili Patera caldera on Mars has hydrothermal mineral deposits on the southern flanks and nearby terrains.
This false color image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter indicates that the volcanic cone in the Nili Patera caldera on Mars has hydrothermal mineral deposits on the southern flanks and nearby terrains.

Mars Volcanic Cone with Hydrothermal Deposits

This false color image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter indicates that the volcanic cone in the Nili Patera caldera on Mars has hydrothermal mineral deposits on the southern flanks and nearby terrains.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM), Context Camera (CTX)
ID#: PIA13556
Added: 2010-10-31

Views: 4019

Mars Volcanic Cone with Hydrothermal Deposits

This false color image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter indicates that the volcanic cone in the Nili Patera caldera on Mars has hydrothermal mineral deposits on the southern flanks and nearby terrains.

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This oblique view, captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows geological layers of rock exposed on a mound inside Gale Crater on Mars. This view was created from a three-dimensional topographic model of the mound.
This oblique view, captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows geological layers of rock exposed on a mound inside Gale Crater on Mars. This view was created from a three-dimensional topographic model of the mound.

Perspective View of Layered Mound in Gale Crater, Mars

This oblique view, captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows geological layers of rock exposed on a mound inside Gale Crater on Mars. This view was created from a three-dimensional topographic model of the mound.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM), High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA12507
Added: 2010-02-11

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Perspective View of Layered Mound in Gale Crater, Mars

This oblique view, captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows geological layers of rock exposed on a mound inside Gale Crater on Mars. This view was created from a three-dimensional topographic model of the mound.

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The color coding on this CRISM composite image of an area on Mars is based on infrared spectral information interpreted as evidence of various minerals present. Carbonate, which is indicative of a wet and non-acidic history, occurs in very small patches.
The color coding on this CRISM composite image of an area on Mars is based on infrared spectral information interpreted as evidence of various minerals present. Carbonate, which is indicative of a wet and non-acidic history, occurs in very small patches.

Context of Carbonate Rocks in Heavily Eroded Martian Terrain

The color coding on this CRISM composite image of an area on Mars is based on infrared spectral information interpreted as evidence of various minerals present. Carbonate, which is indicative of a wet and non-acidic history, occurs in very small patches.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM)
ID#: PIA11731
Added: 2008-12-18

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Context of Carbonate Rocks in Heavily Eroded Martian Terrain

The color coding on this CRISM composite image of an area on Mars is based on infrared spectral information interpreted as evidence of various minerals present. Carbonate, which is indicative of a wet and non-acidic history, occurs in very small patches.

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