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Schiaparelli Crater is a 460 kilometer (286 mile) wide multi-ring structure. However, it is a very shallow crater, apparently filled by younger materials such as lava and/or fluvial and aeolian sediments as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Schiaparelli Crater is a 460 kilometer (286 mile) wide multi-ring structure. However, it is a very shallow crater, apparently filled by younger materials such as lava and/or fluvial and aeolian sediments as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Layers and Sand on the Floor of Schiaparelli Crater

Schiaparelli Crater is a 460 kilometer (286 mile) wide multi-ring structure. However, it is a very shallow crater, apparently filled by younger materials such as lava and/or fluvial and aeolian sediments 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#: PIA18635
Added: 2014-07-30

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Layers and Sand on the Floor of Schiaparelli Crater

Schiaparelli Crater is a 460 kilometer (286 mile) wide multi-ring structure. However, it is a very shallow crater, apparently filled by younger materials such as lava and/or fluvial and aeolian sediments as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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Monitoring by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE has shown that gully formation on Mars occurs in winter and early spring in times and places with frost on the ground.
Monitoring by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE has shown that gully formation on Mars occurs in winter and early spring in times and places with frost on the ground.

Frosty Gullies

Monitoring by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE has shown that gully formation on Mars occurs in winter and early spring in times and places with frost on the ground.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18634
Added: 2014-07-30

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Frosty Gullies

Monitoring by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE has shown that gully formation on Mars occurs in winter and early spring in times and places with frost on the ground.

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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows what is termed a pedestal crater, so-called because the level of the surface adjacent to the crater is elevated relative to the surface of the surrounding terrain.
This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows what is termed a pedestal crater, so-called because the level of the surface adjacent to the crater is elevated relative to the surface of the surrounding terrain.

Preserving Ice from a Vanished Terrain

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows what is termed a pedestal crater, so-called because the level of the surface adjacent to the crater is elevated relative to the surface of the surrounding terrain.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18633
Added: 2014-07-30

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Preserving Ice from a Vanished Terrain

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows what is termed a pedestal crater, so-called because the level of the surface adjacent to the crater is elevated relative to the surface of the surrounding terrain.

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Many of the depressions in Noctis Labyrinthus contain water-bearing minerals, suggesting that water was available and persistent in this region during the Late Hesperian to Amazonian epochs on Mars, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Many of the depressions in Noctis Labyrinthus contain water-bearing minerals, suggesting that water was available and persistent in this region during the Late Hesperian to Amazonian epochs on Mars, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Water-Bearing Rocks in Noctis Labyrinthus

Many of the depressions in Noctis Labyrinthus contain water-bearing minerals, suggesting that water was available and persistent in this region during the Late Hesperian to Amazonian epochs on Mars, 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#: PIA18632
Added: 2014-07-30

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Water-Bearing Rocks in Noctis Labyrinthus

Many of the depressions in Noctis Labyrinthus contain water-bearing minerals, suggesting that water was available and persistent in this region during the Late Hesperian to Amazonian epochs on Mars, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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NASA's Opportunity rover, working on Mars since January 2004, passed 25 miles of total driving on the July 27, 2014. The gold line on this map shows Opportunity's route from the landing site inside Eagle Crater, in upper left.
NASA's Opportunity rover, working on Mars since January 2004, passed 25 miles of total driving on the July 27, 2014. The gold line on this map shows Opportunity's route from the landing site inside Eagle Crater, in upper left.

Opportunity's Journey Exceeds 25 Miles

NASA's Opportunity rover, working on Mars since January 2004, passed 25 miles of total driving on the July 27, 2014. The gold line on this map shows Opportunity's route from the landing site inside Eagle Crater, in upper left.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), Opportunity
Instrument: Context Camera (CTX)
ID#: PIA18404
Added: 2014-07-28

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Opportunity's Journey Exceeds 25 Miles

NASA's Opportunity rover, working on Mars since January 2004, passed 25 miles of total driving on the July 27, 2014. The gold line on this map shows Opportunity's route from the landing site inside Eagle Crater, in upper left.

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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows some interesting fractured materials on the floor of an impact crater in Arabia Terra.
This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows some interesting fractured materials on the floor of an impact crater in Arabia Terra.

Ancient Lake Sediments in a Crater

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows some interesting fractured materials on the floor of an impact crater in Arabia Terra.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18625
Added: 2014-07-16

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Ancient Lake Sediments in a Crater

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows some interesting fractured materials on the floor of an impact crater in Arabia Terra.

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At Mars' North Pole is a dome of icy layers ranging up to 2 kilometers thick, roughly analogous to the Earth's ice caps in Greenland or Antarctica. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
At Mars' North Pole is a dome of icy layers ranging up to 2 kilometers thick, roughly analogous to the Earth's ice caps in Greenland or Antarctica. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

The Icy Surface of the North Polar Cap

At Mars' North Pole is a dome of icy layers ranging up to 2 kilometers thick, roughly analogous to the Earth's ice caps in Greenland or Antarctica. 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#: PIA18624
Added: 2014-07-16

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The Icy Surface of the North Polar Cap

At Mars' North Pole is a dome of icy layers ranging up to 2 kilometers thick, roughly analogous to the Earth's ice caps in Greenland or Antarctica. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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Eridania Basin, located at the head of Ma'adim Vallis, has mounting geomorphic and spectral evidence that it may have been the site of an ancient inland sea. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Eridania Basin, located at the head of Ma'adim Vallis, has mounting geomorphic and spectral evidence that it may have been the site of an ancient inland sea. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Ridges in Eridania Basin

Eridania Basin, located at the head of Ma'adim Vallis, has mounting geomorphic and spectral evidence that it may have been the site of an ancient 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#: PIA18623
Added: 2014-07-16

Views: 60

Ridges in Eridania Basin

Eridania Basin, located at the head of Ma'adim Vallis, has mounting geomorphic and spectral evidence that it may have been the site of an ancient inland sea. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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This pair of images covers one of many sites on Mars where researchers use the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to study changes in gullies on slopes. Changes are visible in deposits near the lower end of this gully.
This pair of images covers one of many sites on Mars where researchers use the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to study changes in gullies on slopes. Changes are visible in deposits near the lower end of this gully.

Changes Near Downhill End of a Martian Gully

This pair of images covers one of many sites on Mars where researchers use the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to study changes in gullies on slopes. Changes are visible in deposits near the lower end of this gully.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18400
Added: 2014-07-10

Views: 722

Changes Near Downhill End of a Martian Gully

This pair of images covers one of many sites on Mars where researchers use the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to study changes in gullies on slopes. Changes are visible in deposits near the lower end of this gully.

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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers a location that has been imaged several times to look for changes in gullies.
This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers a location that has been imaged several times to look for changes in gullies.

Activity in Martian Gully

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers a location that has been imaged several times to look for changes in gullies.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18538
Added: 2014-07-10

Views: 99

Activity in Martian Gully

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers a location that has been imaged several times to look for changes in gullies.

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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image on 27 June 2014, when Curiosity had just crossed the edge of the 3-sigma landing.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image on 27 June 2014, when Curiosity had just crossed the edge of the 3-sigma landing.

Curiosity Offside!

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image on 27 June 2014, when Curiosity had just crossed the edge of the 3-sigma landing.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18581
Added: 2014-07-08

Views: 66

Curiosity Offside!

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image on 27 June 2014, when Curiosity had just crossed the edge of the 3-sigma landing.

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This June 27, 2014, image from the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on the rover's landing-ellipse boundary, which is superimposed on the image.
This June 27, 2014, image from the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on the rover's landing-ellipse boundary, which is superimposed on the image.

Curiosity Mars Rover Reaching Edge of Its Landing Ellipse

This June 27, 2014, image from the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on the rover's landing-ellipse boundary, which is superimposed on the image.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18399
Added: 2014-07-08

Views: 3110

Curiosity Mars Rover Reaching Edge of Its Landing Ellipse

This June 27, 2014, image from the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on the rover's landing-ellipse boundary, which is superimposed on the image.

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An impact crater in Isidis Planitia observed for a fifth time by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
An impact crater in Isidis Planitia observed for a fifth time by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

An Impact Crater in Isidis Planitia

An impact crater in Isidis Planitia observed for a fifth time 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#: PIA18622
Added: 2014-07-02

Views: 10

An Impact Crater in Isidis Planitia

An impact crater in Isidis Planitia observed for a fifth time by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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This image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbitershows a prominently stratified transect through the rock of a mountain of material in the middle of Hebes Chasma.
This image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbitershows a prominently stratified transect through the rock of a mountain of material in the middle of Hebes Chasma.

A Revealing Landslide in Hebes Chasma

This image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbitershows a prominently stratified transect through the rock of a mountain of material in the middle of Hebes Chasma.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18621
Added: 2014-07-02

Views: 12

A Revealing Landslide in Hebes Chasma

This image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbitershows a prominently stratified transect through the rock of a mountain of material in the middle of Hebes Chasma.

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An impact crater in Isidis Planitia observed for a fifth time by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
An impact crater in Isidis Planitia observed for a fifth time by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Feathery Ridges

An impact crater in Isidis Planitia observed for a fifth time 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#: PIA18620
Added: 2014-07-02

Views: 13

Feathery Ridges

An impact crater in Isidis Planitia observed for a fifth time by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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Pavonis Mons is a giant shield volcano similar to (although larger than) those on the Big Island of Hawaii. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Pavonis Mons is a giant shield volcano similar to (although larger than) those on the Big Island of Hawaii. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

A Giant Cave on a Giant Volcano

Pavonis Mons is a giant shield volcano similar to (although larger than) those on the Big Island of Hawaii. 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#: PIA18589
Added: 2014-07-02

Views: 11

A Giant Cave on a Giant Volcano

Pavonis Mons is a giant shield volcano similar to (although larger than) those on the Big Island of Hawaii. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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On Mars, alluvial fans are sometimes visible in impact crater basins, as material from the steep rims is transported radially inward to the relatively flat floor. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
On Mars, alluvial fans are sometimes visible in impact crater basins, as material from the steep rims is transported radially inward to the relatively flat floor. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

An Alluvial Fan in a Low-Latitude Crater

On Mars, alluvial fans are sometimes visible in impact crater basins, as material from the steep rims is transported radially inward to the relatively flat floor. 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#: PIA18513
Added: 2014-06-04

Views: 37

An Alluvial Fan in a Low-Latitude Crater

On Mars, alluvial fans are sometimes visible in impact crater basins, as material from the steep rims is transported radially inward to the relatively flat floor. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows features commonly found in dusty areas: impacts, slope streaks and bed-forms.
This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows features commonly found in dusty areas: impacts, slope streaks and bed-forms.

Touring a Dusty Region

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows features commonly found in dusty areas: impacts, slope streaks and bed-forms.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18512
Added: 2014-06-04

Views: 37

Touring a Dusty Region

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows features commonly found in dusty areas: impacts, slope streaks and bed-forms.

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This crater, seen NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, is located in Meridiani Planum, about 20-kilometers northwest of where NASA's Opportunity rover landed in 2004 and about 42-kilometers northwest of Endeavour Crater's rim.
This crater, seen NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, is located in Meridiani Planum, about 20-kilometers northwest of where NASA's Opportunity rover landed in 2004 and about 42-kilometers northwest of Endeavour Crater's rim.

A Large Crater in Meridiani Planum

This crater, seen NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, is located in Meridiani Planum, about 20-kilometers northwest of where NASA's Opportunity rover landed in 2004 and about 42-kilometers northwest of Endeavour Crater's rim.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18511
Added: 2014-06-04

Views: 44

A Large Crater in Meridiani Planum

This crater, seen NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, is located in Meridiani Planum, about 20-kilometers northwest of where NASA's Opportunity rover landed in 2004 and about 42-kilometers northwest of Endeavour Crater's rim.

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This April 6, 2014, image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows numerous landslides in the vicinity of where an impact crater was excavated in March 2012.
This April 6, 2014, image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows numerous landslides in the vicinity of where an impact crater was excavated in March 2012.

Landslides Near Fresh Crater on Mars

This April 6, 2014, image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows numerous landslides in the vicinity of where an impact crater was excavated in March 2012.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA18385
Added: 2014-05-22

Views: 709

Landslides Near Fresh Crater on Mars

This April 6, 2014, image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows numerous landslides in the vicinity of where an impact crater was excavated in March 2012.

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The largest crater associated with a March 2012 impact on Mars has many smaller craters around it, revealed in this image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
The largest crater associated with a March 2012 impact on Mars has many smaller craters around it, revealed in this image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Large, Fresh Crater Surrounded by Smaller Craters

The largest crater associated with a March 2012 impact on Mars has many smaller craters around it, revealed in this image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (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#: PIA18384
Added: 2014-05-22

Views: 5486

Large, Fresh Crater Surrounded by Smaller Craters

The largest crater associated with a March 2012 impact on Mars has many smaller craters around it, revealed in this image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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These images from the Context Camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter were taken before and after an apparent impact scar appeared in the area in March 2012. Comparing the images confirms that fresh craters appeared during the interval.
These images from the Context Camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter were taken before and after an apparent impact scar appeared in the area in March 2012. Comparing the images confirms that fresh craters appeared during the interval.

Before-and-After Views Confirm Fresh Craters

These images from the Context Camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter were taken before and after an apparent impact scar appeared in the area in March 2012. Comparing the images confirms that fresh craters appeared during the interval.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: Context Camera (CTX)
ID#: PIA18383
Added: 2014-05-22

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Before-and-After Views Confirm Fresh Craters

These images from the Context Camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter were taken before and after an apparent impact scar appeared in the area in March 2012. Comparing the images confirms that fresh craters appeared during the interval.

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This April 6, 2014, image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was taken as a follow-up to discovery of a possible 2012 impact scar in images from the orbiter's Mars Color Imager. It reveals two craters within the darkened area (center of rectangle).
This April 6, 2014, image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was taken as a follow-up to discovery of a possible 2012 impact scar in images from the orbiter's Mars Color Imager. It reveals two craters within the darkened area (center of rectangle).

Fresh Mars Crater Confirmed Within Impact Scar

This April 6, 2014, image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was taken as a follow-up to discovery of a possible 2012 impact scar in images from the orbiter's Mars Color Imager. It reveals two craters within the darkened area (center of rectangle).

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: Context Camera (CTX)
ID#: PIA18382
Added: 2014-05-22

Views: 551

Fresh Mars Crater Confirmed Within Impact Scar

This April 6, 2014, image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was taken as a follow-up to discovery of a possible 2012 impact scar in images from the orbiter's Mars Color Imager. It reveals two craters within the darkened area (center of rectangle).

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These two images taken one day apart by the MARCI weather camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveal when an asteroid impact made the scar seen in the right-hand image.
These two images taken one day apart by the MARCI weather camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveal when an asteroid impact made the scar seen in the right-hand image.

Best-Ever Pinning Down When a Space Rock Hit Mars

These two images taken one day apart by the MARCI weather camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveal when an asteroid impact made the scar seen in the right-hand image.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: Mars Color Imager (MARCI)
ID#: PIA18381
Added: 2014-05-22

Views: 1321

Best-Ever Pinning Down When a Space Rock Hit Mars

These two images taken one day apart by the MARCI weather camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveal when an asteroid impact made the scar seen in the right-hand image.

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This March 20, 2014, image from the MARCI camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has a dark spot (at center of rectangle) noticed while the image was being examined for a weather report.
This March 20, 2014, image from the MARCI camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has a dark spot (at center of rectangle) noticed while the image was being examined for a weather report.

Impact Scar Detected in Mars Weathercam Image

This March 20, 2014, image from the MARCI camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has a dark spot (at center of rectangle) noticed while the image was being examined for a weather report.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: Mars Color Imager (MARCI)
ID#: PIA18380
Added: 2014-05-22

Views: 648

Impact Scar Detected in Mars Weathercam Image

This March 20, 2014, image from the MARCI camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has a dark spot (at center of rectangle) noticed while the image was being examined for a weather report.

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