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A significant event has occurred in Inca City. The layer of seasonal ice has started to develop long cracks as evidenced by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
A significant event has occurred in Inca City. The layer of seasonal ice has started to develop long cracks as evidenced by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Spring in Inca City V

A significant event has occurred in Inca City. The layer of seasonal ice has started to develop long cracks as evidenced 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#: PIA18896
Added: 2014-11-13

Views: 755

Spring in Inca City V

A significant event has occurred in Inca City. The layer of seasonal ice has started to develop long cracks as evidenced by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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At certain times in spring, fans take on a gray or blue appearance. This is the time in Inca City when this phenomenon happens, as seen in this image acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
At certain times in spring, fans take on a gray or blue appearance. This is the time in Inca City when this phenomenon happens, as seen in this image acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Spring in Inca City IV

At certain times in spring, fans take on a gray or blue appearance. This is the time in Inca City when this phenomenon happens, as seen in this image acquired 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#: PIA18895
Added: 2014-11-13

Views: 644

Spring in Inca City IV

At certain times in spring, fans take on a gray or blue appearance. This is the time in Inca City when this phenomenon happens, as seen in this image acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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This image, acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows there are a few more fans on the ridge as spring activity progresses in Inca City.
This image, acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows there are a few more fans on the ridge as spring activity progresses in Inca City.

Spring in Inca City III

This image, acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows there are a few more fans on the ridge as spring activity progresses in Inca City.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18894
Added: 2014-11-13

Views: 597

Spring in Inca City III

This image, acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows there are a few more fans on the ridge as spring activity progresses in Inca City.

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The season is officially spring on Mars in Inca City. This image was acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Large blotches of dust cover the araneiforms.
The season is officially spring on Mars in Inca City. This image was acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Large blotches of dust cover the araneiforms.

Spring in Inca City II

The season is officially spring on Mars in Inca City. This image was acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Large blotches of dust cover the araneiforms.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18893
Added: 2014-11-13

Views: 579

Spring in Inca City II

The season is officially spring on Mars in Inca City. This image was acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Large blotches of dust cover the araneiforms.

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This was the first image to be acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter after the sun rose on Inca City, marking the end to polar night. A few fans are visible emerging from the araneiforms.
This was the first image to be acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter after the sun rose on Inca City, marking the end to polar night. A few fans are visible emerging from the araneiforms.

Spring in Inca City I

This was the first image to be acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter after the sun rose on Inca City, marking the end to polar night. A few fans are visible emerging from the araneiforms.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18892
Added: 2014-11-13

Views: 559

Spring in Inca City I

This was the first image to be acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter after the sun rose on Inca City, marking the end to polar night. A few fans are visible emerging from the araneiforms.

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This frame from an animated artist's rendering begins with NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft above Mars. The movie then transitions to a sequence of HiRISE images of the comet taken as it flew past Mars.
This frame from an animated artist's rendering begins with NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft above Mars. The movie then transitions to a sequence of HiRISE images of the comet taken as it flew past Mars.

Mars Orbiter Observes Comet Siding Spring (Animation)

This frame from an animated artist's rendering begins with NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft above Mars. The movie then transitions to a sequence of HiRISE images of the comet taken as it flew past Mars.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA19045
Added: 2014-11-07

Views: 1101

Mars Orbiter Observes Comet Siding Spring (Animation)

This frame from an animated artist's rendering begins with NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft above Mars. The movie then transitions to a sequence of HiRISE images of the comet taken as it flew past Mars.

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This frame from a movie sequence of images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring before and after its close pass by Mars in October 2014. False color enhances subtle variations in brightness in the comet's coma.
This frame from a movie sequence of images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring before and after its close pass by Mars in October 2014. False color enhances subtle variations in brightness in the comet's coma.

Mars-Flyby Comet in False Color

This frame from a movie sequence of images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring before and after its close pass by Mars in October 2014. False color enhances subtle variations in brightness in the comet's coma.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA19044
Added: 2014-11-07

Views: 741

Mars-Flyby Comet in False Color

This frame from a movie sequence of images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring before and after its close pass by Mars in October 2014. False color enhances subtle variations in brightness in the comet's coma.

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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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Five images of comet Siding Spring taken within a 35-minute period as it passed near Mars on Oct. 19, 2014, provide information about the size of the comet's nucleus. The images were acquired by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Five images of comet Siding Spring taken within a 35-minute period as it passed near Mars on Oct. 19, 2014, provide information about the size of the comet's nucleus. The images were acquired by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Mars Orbiter Sizes Up Passing Comet

Five images of comet Siding Spring taken within a 35-minute period as it passed near Mars on Oct. 19, 2014, provide information about the size of the comet's nucleus. The images were acquired by the HiRISE camera on 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#: PIA18863
Added: 2014-11-07

Views: 737

Mars Orbiter Sizes Up Passing Comet

Five images of comet Siding Spring taken within a 35-minute period as it passed near Mars on Oct. 19, 2014, provide information about the size of the comet's nucleus. The images were acquired by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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This graph shows changes in apparent brightness of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it approached and receded from Mars, as seen by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The pattern suggests the comet rotates once every eight hours.
This graph shows changes in apparent brightness of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it approached and receded from Mars, as seen by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The pattern suggests the comet rotates once every eight hours.

Brightness Rhythm of Mars Flyby Comet Is Clue to Rotation Rate

This graph shows changes in apparent brightness of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it approached and receded from Mars, as seen by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The pattern suggests the comet rotates once every eight hours.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18862
Added: 2014-11-07

Views: 564

Brightness Rhythm of Mars Flyby Comet Is Clue to Rotation Rate

This graph shows changes in apparent brightness of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it approached and receded from Mars, as seen by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The pattern suggests the comet rotates once every eight hours.

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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: 1094

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: 1080

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

Views: 1446

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

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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

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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: 982

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

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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: 398

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

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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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