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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows part of a broad plain covered with cratered cones and domes in the Northern lowlands of Mars.
This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows part of a broad plain covered with cratered cones and domes in the Northern lowlands of Mars.

Cratered Cones in Acidalia Planitia

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows part of a broad plain covered with cratered cones and domes in the Northern lowlands of Mars.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20655
Added: 2016-04-20

Views: 63

Cratered Cones in Acidalia Planitia

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows part of a broad plain covered with cratered cones and domes in the Northern lowlands of Mars.

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The Nili Fossae region, located on the northwest rim of Isidis impact basin, is one of the most colorful regions of Mars, as seen here by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
The Nili Fossae region, located on the northwest rim of Isidis impact basin, is one of the most colorful regions of Mars, as seen here by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

Many Fantastic Colors

The Nili Fossae region, located on the northwest rim of Isidis impact basin, is one of the most colorful regions of Mars, as seen here by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20644
Added: 2016-04-20

Views: 71

Many Fantastic Colors

The Nili Fossae region, located on the northwest rim of Isidis impact basin, is one of the most colorful regions of Mars, as seen here by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft was acquired to look for frost on these generally equator-facing slopes on Mars, which are visible in the shadows after enhancing the brightness levels.
This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft was acquired to look for frost on these generally equator-facing slopes on Mars, which are visible in the shadows after enhancing the brightness levels.

Gullies with Dramatic Lighting

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft was acquired to look for frost on these generally equator-facing slopes on Mars, which are visible in the shadows after enhancing the brightness levels.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20643
Added: 2016-04-20

Views: 47

Gullies with Dramatic Lighting

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft was acquired to look for frost on these generally equator-facing slopes on Mars, which are visible in the shadows after enhancing the brightness levels.

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Almost all of vast Mars' Amazonis Planitia is covered by lava flows, an area comparable to that of the entire continental United States, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
Almost all of vast Mars' Amazonis Planitia is covered by lava flows, an area comparable to that of the entire continental United States, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

Flood Lavas and Mass Extinctions

Almost all of vast Mars' Amazonis Planitia is covered by lava flows, an area comparable to that of the entire continental United States, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20642
Added: 2016-04-20

Views: 55

Flood Lavas and Mass Extinctions

Almost all of vast Mars' Amazonis Planitia is covered by lava flows, an area comparable to that of the entire continental United States, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers part of the chaotic terrain in Masursky Crater, and was targeted due to evidence that ejecta from Mojave Crater, to the south, may have modified the landscape.
This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers part of the chaotic terrain in Masursky Crater, and was targeted due to evidence that ejecta from Mojave Crater, to the south, may have modified the landscape.

A Boulder Festival in Masursky Crater

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers part of the chaotic terrain in Masursky Crater, and was targeted due to evidence that ejecta from Mojave Crater, to the south, may have modified the landscape.

Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20550
Added: 2016-04-06

Views: 163

A Boulder Festival in Masursky Crater

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers part of the chaotic terrain in Masursky Crater, and was targeted due to evidence that ejecta from Mojave Crater, to the south, may have modified the landscape.

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Jezero Crater is candidate future landing site that contains sediments deposited by at least three ancient rivers as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. There are some good exposures of ancient bedrock.
Jezero Crater is candidate future landing site that contains sediments deposited by at least three ancient rivers as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. There are some good exposures of ancient bedrock.

An East Watershed for Jezero Crater

Jezero Crater is candidate future landing site that contains sediments deposited by at least three ancient rivers as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. There are some good exposures of ancient bedrock.

Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20549
Added: 2016-04-06

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An East Watershed for Jezero Crater

Jezero Crater is candidate future landing site that contains sediments deposited by at least three ancient rivers as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. There are some good exposures of ancient bedrock.

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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers the western rim of Holden Crater during northern summer. Since Holden Crater is in the Southern hemisphere of Mars, the shadows are long in northern summer (southern winter).
This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers the western rim of Holden Crater during northern summer. Since Holden Crater is in the Southern hemisphere of Mars, the shadows are long in northern summer (southern winter).

Cubism in the Western Rim of Holden Crater

This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers the western rim of Holden Crater during northern summer. Since Holden Crater is in the Southern hemisphere of Mars, the shadows are long in northern summer (southern winter).

Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20548
Added: 2016-04-06

Views: 201

Cubism in the Western Rim of Holden Crater

This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers the western rim of Holden Crater during northern summer. Since Holden Crater is in the Southern hemisphere of Mars, the shadows are long in northern summer (southern winter).

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This image shows a set of coalesced collapse pits in western Valles Marineris as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Fine layers are exposed in the walls of the pits, and in some places those layers are displaced by faults.
This image shows a set of coalesced collapse pits in western Valles Marineris as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Fine layers are exposed in the walls of the pits, and in some places those layers are displaced by faults.

Faulted Layers in Collapse Pits

This image shows a set of coalesced collapse pits in western Valles Marineris as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Fine layers are exposed in the walls of the pits, and in some places those layers are displaced by faults.

Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20547
Added: 2016-04-06

Views: 633

Faulted Layers in Collapse Pits

This image shows a set of coalesced collapse pits in western Valles Marineris as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Fine layers are exposed in the walls of the pits, and in some places those layers are displaced by faults.

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The North Polar layered deposits provide a record of recent climate changes on Mars as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. Color variations between layers are due to differences in composition of the dust.
The North Polar layered deposits provide a record of recent climate changes on Mars as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. Color variations between layers are due to differences in composition of the dust.

Colorful Polar Layered Deposits

The North Polar layered deposits provide a record of recent climate changes on Mars as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. Color variations between layers are due to differences in composition of the dust.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20541
Added: 2016-03-23

Views: 263

Colorful Polar Layered Deposits

The North Polar layered deposits provide a record of recent climate changes on Mars as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. Color variations between layers are due to differences in composition of the dust.

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This image was targeted for NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft to look at a candidate new crater on a lobate apron. Such aprons are often ice-rich, but the crater shows no bright material that would indicate ice.
This image was targeted for NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft to look at a candidate new crater on a lobate apron. Such aprons are often ice-rich, but the crater shows no bright material that would indicate ice.

Looking for Ice

This image was targeted for NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft to look at a candidate new crater on a lobate apron. Such aprons are often ice-rich, but the crater shows no bright material that would indicate ice.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20540
Added: 2016-03-23

Views: 191

Looking for Ice

This image was targeted for NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft to look at a candidate new crater on a lobate apron. Such aprons are often ice-rich, but the crater shows no bright material that would indicate ice.

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Scientists think these polygonal fractures seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft contain chlorides, like sodium chloride or table salt, or maybe chloride of calcium or magnesium.
Scientists think these polygonal fractures seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft contain chlorides, like sodium chloride or table salt, or maybe chloride of calcium or magnesium.

Old Salt

Scientists think these polygonal fractures seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft contain chlorides, like sodium chloride or table salt, or maybe chloride of calcium or magnesium.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20539
Added: 2016-03-23

Views: 219

Old Salt

Scientists think these polygonal fractures seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft contain chlorides, like sodium chloride or table salt, or maybe chloride of calcium or magnesium.

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Alluvial fans are gently-sloping wedges of sediments deposited by flowing water. Some of the best-preserved alluvial fans on Mars are in Saheki Crater, seen here by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
Alluvial fans are gently-sloping wedges of sediments deposited by flowing water. Some of the best-preserved alluvial fans on Mars are in Saheki Crater, seen here by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

Stratigraphy of Alluvial Fans in Saheki Crater

Alluvial fans are gently-sloping wedges of sediments deposited by flowing water. Some of the best-preserved alluvial fans on Mars are in Saheki Crater, seen here by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20538
Added: 2016-03-23

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Stratigraphy of Alluvial Fans in Saheki Crater

Alluvial fans are gently-sloping wedges of sediments deposited by flowing water. Some of the best-preserved alluvial fans on Mars are in Saheki Crater, seen here by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

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This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the location where it landed in August 2012 to its location in early March 2016, approaching a geological waypoint called Naukluft Plateau.
This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the location where it landed in August 2012 to its location in early March 2016, approaching a geological waypoint called Naukluft Plateau.

New Waypoint, Science Team Newcomers for Curiosity

This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the location where it landed in August 2012 to its location in early March 2016, approaching a geological waypoint called Naukluft Plateau.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20166
Added: 2016-03-11

Views: 465

New Waypoint, Science Team Newcomers for Curiosity

This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the location where it landed in August 2012 to its location in early March 2016, approaching a geological waypoint called Naukluft Plateau.

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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft was taken to look at seasonal frost in gullies during southern winter on Mars, with the Sun only about two degrees over the horizon (just before sunset).
This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft was taken to look at seasonal frost in gullies during southern winter on Mars, with the Sun only about two degrees over the horizon (just before sunset).

Night Vision

This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft was taken to look at seasonal frost in gullies during southern winter on Mars, with the Sun only about two degrees over the horizon (just before sunset).

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20480
Added: 2016-03-10

Views: 220

Night Vision

This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft was taken to look at seasonal frost in gullies during southern winter on Mars, with the Sun only about two degrees over the horizon (just before sunset).

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West of NASA's Curiosity landing site, this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft along the northwestern floor of Gale Crater is between Aeolis Mons (informally called 'Mt. Sharp') and the crater rim.
West of NASA's Curiosity landing site, this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft along the northwestern floor of Gale Crater is between Aeolis Mons (informally called 'Mt. Sharp') and the crater rim.

The Northwest Floor of Gale Crater

West of NASA's Curiosity landing site, this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft along the northwestern floor of Gale Crater is between Aeolis Mons (informally called 'Mt. Sharp') and the crater rim.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20479
Added: 2016-03-10

Views: 245

The Northwest Floor of Gale Crater

West of NASA's Curiosity landing site, this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft along the northwestern floor of Gale Crater is between Aeolis Mons (informally called 'Mt. Sharp') and the crater rim.

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This image, acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, shows the eastern edge of a very large deposit of wind-blown dust that occupies Ganges Chasma.
This image, acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, shows the eastern edge of a very large deposit of wind-blown dust that occupies Ganges Chasma.

The Dune Sea of Ganges Chasma

This image, acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, shows the eastern edge of a very large deposit of wind-blown dust that occupies Ganges Chasma.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20478
Added: 2016-03-10

Views: 343

The Dune Sea of Ganges Chasma

This image, acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, shows the eastern edge of a very large deposit of wind-blown dust that occupies Ganges Chasma.

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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter used its HiRISE camera to obtain this view of an area with unusual texture on the southern floor of Gale Crater. An enigmatic deposit appears to have flowed into the small crater from the south.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter used its HiRISE camera to obtain this view of an area with unusual texture on the southern floor of Gale Crater. An enigmatic deposit appears to have flowed into the small crater from the south.

For a Decade Orbiting Mars: One Recent View

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter used its HiRISE camera to obtain this view of an area with unusual texture on the southern floor of Gale Crater. An enigmatic deposit appears to have flowed into the small crater from the south.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20167
Added: 2016-03-09

Views: 776

For a Decade Orbiting Mars: One Recent View

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter used its HiRISE camera to obtain this view of an area with unusual texture on the southern floor of Gale Crater. An enigmatic deposit appears to have flowed into the small crater from the south.

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This image was acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft just after the northern winter solstice, when Southern hemisphere shadows are longest.
This image was acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft just after the northern winter solstice, when Southern hemisphere shadows are longest.

Frosted Gully Slopes in Shadows

This image was acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft just after the northern winter solstice, when Southern hemisphere shadows are longest.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20472
Added: 2016-02-24

Views: 849

Frosted Gully Slopes in Shadows

This image was acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft just after the northern winter solstice, when Southern hemisphere shadows are longest.

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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows Hargraves Crater, located on the northwestern margin of Isidis Basin, a region that hosts many proposed future Mars landing sites.
This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows Hargraves Crater, located on the northwestern margin of Isidis Basin, a region that hosts many proposed future Mars landing sites.

Colorful Hargraves

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows Hargraves Crater, located on the northwestern margin of Isidis Basin, a region that hosts many proposed future Mars landing sites.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20471
Added: 2016-02-24

Views: 514

Colorful Hargraves

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows Hargraves Crater, located on the northwestern margin of Isidis Basin, a region that hosts many proposed future Mars landing sites.

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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft was acquired near the Martian winter solstice, when the sun was low over the horizon at this location.
This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft was acquired near the Martian winter solstice, when the sun was low over the horizon at this location.

Dramatic Shadows over a Fossil Glacier

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft was acquired near the Martian winter solstice, when the sun was low over the horizon at this location.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20470
Added: 2016-02-24

Views: 855

Dramatic Shadows over a Fossil Glacier

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft was acquired near the Martian winter solstice, when the sun was low over the horizon at this location.

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Mars' permanent North Polar cap is ringed by sand dunes. In the winter and spring the dunes are covered by a seasonal cap of dry ice as seen by NASA's by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
Mars' permanent North Polar cap is ringed by sand dunes. In the winter and spring the dunes are covered by a seasonal cap of dry ice as seen by NASA's by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

Summer Sand Dunes

Mars' permanent North Polar cap is ringed by sand dunes. In the winter and spring the dunes are covered by a seasonal cap of dry ice as seen by NASA's by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20469
Added: 2016-02-24

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Summer Sand Dunes

Mars' permanent North Polar cap is ringed by sand dunes. In the winter and spring the dunes are covered by a seasonal cap of dry ice as seen by NASA's by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows the northern rim of a crater in Deuteronilus. At the northern end, we see the crater rim and ridges inside and below that rim.
This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows the northern rim of a crater in Deuteronilus. At the northern end, we see the crater rim and ridges inside and below that rim.

A Possible Alluvial Fan

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows the northern rim of a crater in Deuteronilus. At the northern end, we see the crater rim and ridges inside and below that rim.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20463
Added: 2016-02-10

Views: 842

A Possible Alluvial Fan

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows the northern rim of a crater in Deuteronilus. At the northern end, we see the crater rim and ridges inside and below that rim.

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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft captured these rounded, mysterious mounds occur along the floor of a depression in northern Arabia Terra.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft captured these rounded, mysterious mounds occur along the floor of a depression in northern Arabia Terra.

Rounded Mounds in Northern Arabia Terra

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft captured these rounded, mysterious mounds occur along the floor of a depression in northern Arabia Terra.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20462
Added: 2016-02-10

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Rounded Mounds in Northern Arabia Terra

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft captured these rounded, mysterious mounds occur along the floor of a depression in northern Arabia Terra.

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The wind has carved features, called yardangs, one of many in this scene, and deposited sand on the floor of shallow channels between them as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
The wind has carved features, called yardangs, one of many in this scene, and deposited sand on the floor of shallow channels between them as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

Wind at Work

The wind has carved features, called yardangs, one of many in this scene, and deposited sand on the floor of shallow channels between them as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20461
Added: 2016-02-10

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Wind at Work

The wind has carved features, called yardangs, one of many in this scene, and deposited sand on the floor of shallow channels between them as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

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The Eridania Basin is thought to have once contained a large sea. This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows the Gorgonum Basin, which lies along the eastern edge of Eridania.
The Eridania Basin is thought to have once contained a large sea. This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows the Gorgonum Basin, which lies along the eastern edge of Eridania.

Inverted Terrain in Eridania

The Eridania Basin is thought to have once contained a large sea. This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows the Gorgonum Basin, which lies along the eastern edge of Eridania.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20379
Added: 2016-02-10

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Inverted Terrain in Eridania

The Eridania Basin is thought to have once contained a large sea. This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows the Gorgonum Basin, which lies along the eastern edge of Eridania.

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