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These mountains are in a region called Sisyphi Montes. The base image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey shows a portion of the region about 130 miles. Red outlines indicate possible subglacial volcanic structures. MRO's CRISM data are at upper right.
These mountains are in a region called Sisyphi Montes. The base image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey shows a portion of the region about 130 miles. Red outlines indicate possible subglacial volcanic structures. MRO's CRISM data are at upper right.

Evidence Builds for Old Under-Ice Volcanoes on Mars

These mountains are in a region called Sisyphi Montes. The base image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey shows a portion of the region about 130 miles. Red outlines indicate possible subglacial volcanic structures. MRO's CRISM data are at upper right.

Target: Mars
Mission: 2001 Mars Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: 2001 Mars Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM), Thermal Emission Imaging System
ID#: PIA20335
Added: 2016-05-03

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Evidence Builds for Old Under-Ice Volcanoes on Mars

These mountains are in a region called Sisyphi Montes. The base image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey shows a portion of the region about 130 miles. Red outlines indicate possible subglacial volcanic structures. MRO's CRISM data are at upper right.

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This view combines information from two instruments on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to map color-coded composition over the shape of the ground in a small portion of the Nili Fossae plains region of Mars' northern hemisphere.
This view combines information from two instruments on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to map color-coded composition over the shape of the ground in a small portion of the Nili Fossae plains region of Mars' northern hemisphere.

Rocks Here Sequester Some of Mars' Early Atmosphere

This view combines information from two instruments on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to map color-coded composition over the shape of the ground in a small portion of the Nili Fossae plains region of Mars' northern hemisphere.

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#: PIA19817
Added: 2015-09-02

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Rocks Here Sequester Some of Mars' Early Atmosphere

This view combines information from two instruments on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to map color-coded composition over the shape of the ground in a small portion of the Nili Fossae plains region of Mars' northern hemisphere.

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Researchers estimating the amount of carbon held in the ground at the largest known carbonate-containing deposit on Mars utilized data including physical properties from THEMIS (left) and mineral information from CRISM (right).
Researchers estimating the amount of carbon held in the ground at the largest known carbonate-containing deposit on Mars utilized data including physical properties from THEMIS (left) and mineral information from CRISM (right).

Multiple Instruments Used for Mars Carbon Estimate

Researchers estimating the amount of carbon held in the ground at the largest known carbonate-containing deposit on Mars utilized data including physical properties from THEMIS (left) and mineral information from CRISM (right).

Target: Mars
Mission: 2001 Mars Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: 2001 Mars Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM), Thermal Emission Imaging System
ID#: PIA19816
Added: 2015-09-02

Views: 870

Multiple Instruments Used for Mars Carbon Estimate

Researchers estimating the amount of carbon held in the ground at the largest known carbonate-containing deposit on Mars utilized data including physical properties from THEMIS (left) and mineral information from CRISM (right).

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Researchers have found deposits of impact glass preserved in Martian craters, including Alga Crater, shown here. The detection is based on data from the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Researchers have found deposits of impact glass preserved in Martian craters, including Alga Crater, shown here. The detection is based on data from the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Spectral Signals Indicating Impact Glass on Mars

Researchers have found deposits of impact glass preserved in Martian craters, including Alga Crater, shown here. The detection is based on data from the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) on 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)
ID#: PIA19673
Added: 2015-06-08

Views: 3100

Spectral Signals Indicating Impact Glass on Mars

Researchers have found deposits of impact glass preserved in Martian craters, including Alga Crater, shown here. The detection is based on data from the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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The Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter obtained this spectrum for comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring during the comet's close approach to Mars.
The Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter obtained this spectrum for comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring during the comet's close approach to Mars.

Mars-Orbiting Spectrometer Shows Dusty Comet's Spectrum

The Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter obtained this spectrum for comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring during the comet's close approach to Mars.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM)
ID#: PIA18865
Added: 2014-11-07

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Mars-Orbiting Spectrometer Shows Dusty Comet's Spectrum

The Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter obtained this spectrum for comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring during the comet's close approach to Mars.

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These two infrared images of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring were taken by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Oct. 19, 2014.
These two infrared images of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring were taken by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Oct. 19, 2014.

Images From Mars-Orbiting Spectrometer Show Comet's Coma

These two infrared images of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring were taken by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Oct. 19, 2014.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM)
ID#: PIA15291
Added: 2014-10-24

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Images From Mars-Orbiting Spectrometer Show Comet's Coma

These two infrared images of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring were taken by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Oct. 19, 2014.

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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

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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: 4657

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: 4288

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: 4879

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

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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

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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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