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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE, with its high resolution and eight years in orbit about Mars, has shown that many dunes and ripples on the planet are active.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE, with its high resolution and eight years in orbit about Mars, has shown that many dunes and ripples on the planet are active.

Hardened Dunes in Arcadia Planitia

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE, with its high resolution and eight years in orbit about Mars, has shown that many dunes and ripples on the planet are active.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18890
Added: 2014-10-29

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Hardened Dunes in Arcadia Planitia

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE, with its high resolution and eight years in orbit about Mars, has shown that many dunes and ripples on the planet are active.

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This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a small channel cutting into young volcanic lavas in a region where massive catastrophic flooding took place in the relatively recent past in the Athabasca Valles region.
This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a small channel cutting into young volcanic lavas in a region where massive catastrophic flooding took place in the relatively recent past in the Athabasca Valles region.

Sand Sources Near Athabasca Valles

This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a small channel cutting into young volcanic lavas in a region where massive catastrophic flooding took place in the relatively recent past in the Athabasca Valles region.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18889
Added: 2014-10-29

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Sand Sources Near Athabasca Valles

This image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a small channel cutting into young volcanic lavas in a region where massive catastrophic flooding took place in the relatively recent past in the Athabasca Valles region.

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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter acquired this image to aid in the search for the missing lander, Mars 2. If the debris field is found, it could serve as a future landing location to study the effects of crash landing on the Martian surface.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter acquired this image to aid in the search for the missing lander, Mars 2. If the debris field is found, it could serve as a future landing location to study the effects of crash landing on the Martian surface.

Search for the Mars 2 Debris Field

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter acquired this image to aid in the search for the missing lander, Mars 2. If the debris field is found, it could serve as a future landing location to study the effects of crash landing on the Martian surface.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18888
Added: 2014-10-29

Views: 74

Search for the Mars 2 Debris Field

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter acquired this image to aid in the search for the missing lander, Mars 2. If the debris field is found, it could serve as a future landing location to study the effects of crash landing on the Martian surface.

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This image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an impact crater that was cut by lava in the Elysium Planitia region of Mars. It looks relatively flat, with a shallow floor, rough surface texture, and possible cooling cracks.
This image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an impact crater that was cut by lava in the Elysium Planitia region of Mars. It looks relatively flat, with a shallow floor, rough surface texture, and possible cooling cracks.

Which Way is Up?

This image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an impact crater that was cut by lava in the Elysium Planitia region of Mars. It looks relatively flat, with a shallow floor, rough surface texture, and possible cooling cracks.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18887
Added: 2014-10-29

Views: 68

Which Way is Up?

This image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an impact crater that was cut by lava in the Elysium Planitia region of Mars. It looks relatively flat, with a shallow floor, rough surface texture, and possible cooling cracks.

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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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These images were taken of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Oct. 19, 2014, during the comet's close flyby of Mars and the spacecraft.
These images were taken of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Oct. 19, 2014, during the comet's close flyby of Mars and the spacecraft.

First Resolved Image of a Long-Period Comet's Nucleus

These images were taken of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Oct. 19, 2014, during the comet's close flyby of Mars and the spacecraft.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18618
Added: 2014-10-20

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First Resolved Image of a Long-Period Comet's Nucleus

These images were taken of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Oct. 19, 2014, during the comet's close flyby of Mars and the spacecraft.

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Most surface ice on Mars is temporary. The polar layered deposits are thick stacks of permanent water ice at each pole, and the South Polar residual cap may be a permanent (although dynamic) layer of carbon dioxide ice as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissanc
Most surface ice on Mars is temporary. The polar layered deposits are thick stacks of permanent water ice at each pole, and the South Polar residual cap may be a permanent (although dynamic) layer of carbon dioxide ice as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissanc

Perennial Frost in a Crater on the Northern Plains

Most surface ice on Mars is temporary. The polar layered deposits are thick stacks of permanent water ice at each pole, and the South Polar residual cap may be a permanent (although dynamic) layer of carbon dioxide ice as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissanc

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18832
Added: 2014-10-15

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Perennial Frost in a Crater on the Northern Plains

Most surface ice on Mars is temporary. The polar layered deposits are thick stacks of permanent water ice at each pole, and the South Polar residual cap may be a permanent (although dynamic) layer of carbon dioxide ice as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissanc

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In the northern section of this from image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, we see flat terrain that is probably an ancient lava field. These dust avalanches are common in dust-covered regions on Mars.
In the northern section of this from image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, we see flat terrain that is probably an ancient lava field. These dust avalanches are common in dust-covered regions on Mars.

A Collection of Landforms in Eastern Elysium Planitia

In the northern section of this from image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, we see flat terrain that is probably an ancient lava field. These dust avalanches are common in dust-covered regions on Mars.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18831
Added: 2014-10-15

Views: 851

A Collection of Landforms in Eastern Elysium Planitia

In the northern section of this from image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, we see flat terrain that is probably an ancient lava field. These dust avalanches are common in dust-covered regions on Mars.

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Melas Chasma is the widest segment of the Valles Marineris canyon, and is an area where NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has detected the presence of sulfates.
Melas Chasma is the widest segment of the Valles Marineris canyon, and is an area where NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has detected the presence of sulfates.

Mounds of Layered Material on the West Edge of Melas Chasma

Melas Chasma is the widest segment of the Valles Marineris canyon, and is an area where NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has detected the presence of sulfates.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18830
Added: 2014-10-15

Views: 764

Mounds of Layered Material on the West Edge of Melas Chasma

Melas Chasma is the widest segment of the Valles Marineris canyon, and is an area where NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has detected the presence of sulfates.

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The objective of this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is to examine a light-toned deposit in a region of what is called 'chaotic terrain' at the base of the Valles Marineris canyon system.
The objective of this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is to examine a light-toned deposit in a region of what is called 'chaotic terrain' at the base of the Valles Marineris canyon system.

A Light Toned Deposit in Arsinoes Chaos

The objective of this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is to examine a light-toned deposit in a region of what is called 'chaotic terrain' at the base of the Valles Marineris canyon system.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18829
Added: 2014-10-15

Views: 784

A Light Toned Deposit in Arsinoes Chaos

The objective of this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is to examine a light-toned deposit in a region of what is called 'chaotic terrain' at the base of the Valles Marineris canyon system.

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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows both dome and barchan dunes in a small sand dune field on the floor of Newton Crater, an approximately 300 kilometer (130 mile) wide crater in the Southern hemisphere of Mars.
This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows both dome and barchan dunes in a small sand dune field on the floor of Newton Crater, an approximately 300 kilometer (130 mile) wide crater in the Southern hemisphere of Mars.

Dome and Barchan Dunes in Newton Crater

This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows both dome and barchan dunes in a small sand dune field on the floor of Newton Crater, an approximately 300 kilometer (130 mile) wide crater in the Southern hemisphere of Mars.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18820
Added: 2014-10-01

Views: 383

Dome and Barchan Dunes in Newton Crater

This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows both dome and barchan dunes in a small sand dune field on the floor of Newton Crater, an approximately 300 kilometer (130 mile) wide crater in the Southern hemisphere of Mars.

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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows bright and dark slope streaks in craters in the Arabia Terra region.
This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows bright and dark slope streaks in craters in the Arabia Terra region.

Bright Slope Streaks in Arabia Terra

This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows bright and dark slope streaks in craters in the Arabia Terra region.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18819
Added: 2014-10-01

Views: 341

Bright Slope Streaks in Arabia Terra

This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows bright and dark slope streaks in craters in the Arabia Terra region.

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Nili Patera is a region on Mars in which dunes and ripples are moving rapidly. HiRISE continues to monitor this area every couple of months to see changes over seasonal and annual time scales as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Nili Patera is a region on Mars in which dunes and ripples are moving rapidly. HiRISE continues to monitor this area every couple of months to see changes over seasonal and annual time scales as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Continual Dune and Ripple Migration in Nili Patera

Nili Patera is a region on Mars in which dunes and ripples are moving rapidly. HiRISE continues to monitor this area every couple of months to see changes over seasonal and annual time scales as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18818
Added: 2014-10-01

Views: 461

Continual Dune and Ripple Migration in Nili Patera

Nili Patera is a region on Mars in which dunes and ripples are moving rapidly. HiRISE continues to monitor this area every couple of months to see changes over seasonal and annual time scales as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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Oxia Planum is broad clay-bearing surface between Mawrth and Ares Vallis that has been proposed as a future landing site on Mars. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Oxia Planum is broad clay-bearing surface between Mawrth and Ares Vallis that has been proposed as a future landing site on Mars. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Possible Future Mars Landing Site in Oxia Planum

Oxia Planum is broad clay-bearing surface between Mawrth and Ares Vallis that has been proposed as a future landing site on Mars. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18817
Added: 2014-10-01

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Possible Future Mars Landing Site in Oxia Planum

Oxia Planum is broad clay-bearing surface between Mawrth and Ares Vallis that has been proposed as a future landing site on Mars. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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This image, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the transition between the 'Murray Formation,' in which layers are poorly expressed and difficult to trace from orbit, and the hematite ridge, which is made up of continuous layers.
This image, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the transition between the 'Murray Formation,' in which layers are poorly expressed and difficult to trace from orbit, and the hematite ridge, which is made up of continuous layers.

Geological Transition

This image, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the transition between the 'Murray Formation,' in which layers are poorly expressed and difficult to trace from orbit, and the hematite ridge, which is made up of continuous layers.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18785
Added: 2014-09-11

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Geological Transition

This image, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the transition between the 'Murray Formation,' in which layers are poorly expressed and difficult to trace from orbit, and the hematite ridge, which is made up of continuous layers.

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This image, taken NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows distinct bands of alternating tone and brightness within the 'Murray Formation' on Mars. Outcrops like this are common throughout the formation.
This image, taken NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows distinct bands of alternating tone and brightness within the 'Murray Formation' on Mars. Outcrops like this are common throughout the formation.

Bands on the 'Murray Formation'

This image, taken NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows distinct bands of alternating tone and brightness within the 'Murray Formation' on Mars. Outcrops like this are common throughout the formation.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18784
Added: 2014-09-11

Views: 503

Bands on the 'Murray Formation'

This image, taken NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows distinct bands of alternating tone and brightness within the 'Murray Formation' on Mars. Outcrops like this are common throughout the formation.

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This image, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a mesa within the 'Murray Buttes' area on Mars showing a complex fracture pattern (black arrow) protruding from the eroding rock.
This image, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a mesa within the 'Murray Buttes' area on Mars showing a complex fracture pattern (black arrow) protruding from the eroding rock.

'Murray Buttes' Mesa

This image, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a mesa within the 'Murray Buttes' area on Mars showing a complex fracture pattern (black arrow) protruding from the eroding rock.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18783
Added: 2014-09-11

Views: 576

'Murray Buttes' Mesa

This image, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a mesa within the 'Murray Buttes' area on Mars showing a complex fracture pattern (black arrow) protruding from the eroding rock.

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This is a map of lower Mount Sharp on Mars, showing the major geologic units identified from orbit. The rocks of the 'Murray Formation,' mapped in green, likely represent the oldest layers of Mount Sharp that NASA's Curiosity rover will explore.
This is a map of lower Mount Sharp on Mars, showing the major geologic units identified from orbit. The rocks of the 'Murray Formation,' mapped in green, likely represent the oldest layers of Mount Sharp that NASA's Curiosity rover will explore.

Map of Lower Mount Sharp

This is a map of lower Mount Sharp on Mars, showing the major geologic units identified from orbit. The rocks of the 'Murray Formation,' mapped in green, likely represent the oldest layers of Mount Sharp that NASA's Curiosity rover will explore.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18781
Added: 2014-09-11

Views: 535

Map of Lower Mount Sharp

This is a map of lower Mount Sharp on Mars, showing the major geologic units identified from orbit. The rocks of the 'Murray Formation,' mapped in green, likely represent the oldest layers of Mount Sharp that NASA's Curiosity rover will explore.

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Lava flows south of Arsia Mons in Daedalia Planum transition from younger flows with elongated, sinuous morphologies to the northeast, to older, broader lobes and sheet flows to the southwest. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Lava flows south of Arsia Mons in Daedalia Planum transition from younger flows with elongated, sinuous morphologies to the northeast, to older, broader lobes and sheet flows to the southwest. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Overlapping Lobate Lava Flows in Daedalia Planum

Lava flows south of Arsia Mons in Daedalia Planum transition from younger flows with elongated, sinuous morphologies to the northeast, to older, broader lobes and sheet flows to the southwest. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18807
Added: 2014-09-10

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Overlapping Lobate Lava Flows in Daedalia Planum

Lava flows south of Arsia Mons in Daedalia Planum transition from younger flows with elongated, sinuous morphologies to the northeast, to older, broader lobes and sheet flows to the southwest. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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The tropics of Mars are commonly littered with small bright ripples that were somehow shaped by the wind. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter might provide a valuable clue to the formation of transverse aeolian ridges (TARs) elsewhere on Mars.
The tropics of Mars are commonly littered with small bright ripples that were somehow shaped by the wind. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter might provide a valuable clue to the formation of transverse aeolian ridges (TARs) elsewhere on Mars.

Banded TARs in Iapygia

The tropics of Mars are commonly littered with small bright ripples that were somehow shaped by the wind. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter might provide a valuable clue to the formation of transverse aeolian ridges (TARs) elsewhere on Mars.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18806
Added: 2014-09-10

Views: 228

Banded TARs in Iapygia

The tropics of Mars are commonly littered with small bright ripples that were somehow shaped by the wind. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter might provide a valuable clue to the formation of transverse aeolian ridges (TARs) elsewhere on Mars.

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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Vinogradov, an old, 224-kilometer diameter, heavily degraded impact crater in southern Margaritifer Terra.
This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Vinogradov, an old, 224-kilometer diameter, heavily degraded impact crater in southern Margaritifer Terra.

Mysterious Light-Toned Deposit in Vinogradov Crater

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Vinogradov, an old, 224-kilometer diameter, heavily degraded impact crater in southern Margaritifer Terra.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18805
Added: 2014-09-10

Views: 172

Mysterious Light-Toned Deposit in Vinogradov Crater

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Vinogradov, an old, 224-kilometer diameter, heavily degraded impact crater in southern Margaritifer Terra.

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Eridania is the name of topographically enclosed basin located in the Southern highlands of Mars that has been suggested to be the site of a large ancient lake or inland sea. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Eridania is the name of topographically enclosed basin located in the Southern highlands of Mars that has been suggested to be the site of a large ancient lake or inland sea. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Chaos in Eridania Basin

Eridania is the name of topographically enclosed basin located in the Southern highlands of Mars that has been suggested to be the site of a large ancient lake or inland sea. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18804
Added: 2014-09-10

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Chaos in Eridania Basin

Eridania is the name of topographically enclosed basin located in the Southern highlands of Mars that has been suggested to be the site of a large ancient lake or inland sea. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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This recent image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, acquired to certify a landing site for NASA'a InSight mission, shows a distinctive crater with a very sharp rim and ejecta.
This recent image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, acquired to certify a landing site for NASA'a InSight mission, shows a distinctive crater with a very sharp rim and ejecta.

A New Impact Crater Near NASA's InSight Landing Region

This recent image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, acquired to certify a landing site for NASA'a InSight mission, shows a distinctive crater with a very sharp rim and ejecta.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18776
Added: 2014-08-27

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A New Impact Crater Near NASA's InSight Landing Region

This recent image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, acquired to certify a landing site for NASA'a InSight mission, shows a distinctive crater with a very sharp rim and ejecta.

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This mantle observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is thought to be deposited as snow during periods when the angle of the tilt of Mars' rotational axis-called obliquity-is much higher, which last happened around 10 million years ago.
This mantle observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is thought to be deposited as snow during periods when the angle of the tilt of Mars' rotational axis-called obliquity-is much higher, which last happened around 10 million years ago.

Mantled Terrain in the Southern Mid-Latitudes

This mantle observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is thought to be deposited as snow during periods when the angle of the tilt of Mars' rotational axis-called obliquity-is much higher, which last happened around 10 million years ago.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18775
Added: 2014-08-27

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Mantled Terrain in the Southern Mid-Latitudes

This mantle observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is thought to be deposited as snow during periods when the angle of the tilt of Mars' rotational axis-called obliquity-is much higher, which last happened around 10 million years ago.

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This crater captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has a strange appearance, as if the crater has feet with toes sticking out of two sides, likely caused by a highly oblique impact event.
This crater captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has a strange appearance, as if the crater has feet with toes sticking out of two sides, likely caused by a highly oblique impact event.

Weird Crater

This crater captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has a strange appearance, as if the crater has feet with toes sticking out of two sides, likely caused by a highly oblique impact event.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18774
Added: 2014-08-27

Views: 250

Weird Crater

This crater captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has a strange appearance, as if the crater has feet with toes sticking out of two sides, likely caused by a highly oblique impact event.

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