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THEMIS: Aonia Terra crater gullies

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 16, 2019. Today’s VIS image shows part of an unnamed crater in Aonia Terra. The rim of this crater contains many deep gullies. At the top left of the image a channel system is … Continue reading

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Weather at Gale Crater

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HiRISE: The source of dunes in Chasma Boreale

The source of dunes in Chasma Boreale. This image shows dunes during the summer, when they were free from the seasonal layer of carbon dioxide ice that covers the region for much of the year. These dunes, which are near … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Eroding crater infill in Noachis Terra

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 15, 2019. At several locations in the southern hemisphere there are craters that have been filled with material almost to the top of the crater rim. What the material is and where it came … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Selfie time at Rock Hall: say cheese!

Sols 2291, January 14, 2019, update by MSL scientist Rachel Kronyak: Today we planned a single sol of activities, Sol 2291. As we begin to wrap up our activities at the Rock Hall drill site, Sol 2291 is chock full … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Interweaving gullies in Kaiser Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 14, 2019. Today’s VIS image shows part of the inner rim of Kaiser Crater. The rim has been dissected by numerous gullies. Kaiser Crater is located in Noachis Terra. See more THEMIS Images of … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Drilling activity completed, almost

Sols 2288-90, January 11, 2019, update by MSL scientist Suzanne Schwenzer: We will soon be leaving the Rock Hall area, thus this one last look at the drill site from a hazard camera perspective. Seeing those holes always is special, … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Gometra in the RMI’s sights

Sol 2286, January 10, 2019. The target dubbed Gometra, possibly a meteorite, was imaged by the Remote Micro-Imager (RMI). (An earlier but similar view of Gometra is here). Click the image to enlarge it. Sol 2286 raw images (from all … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Central peaks of Hale Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 11, 2019. Today’s VIS image shows part of the floor of Hale Crater and the elongate axis of the central peak mountains. Hale Crater is an example of an oblique impact crater. The mountain … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Starting the wrap-up at Rock Hall

Sols 2286-87, January 10, 2019, update by MSL scientist Catherine O’Connell-Cooper: Our onboard instruments SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) and CheMin (Chemistry and Mineralogy) have come to the end of their investigation of the Rock Hall target, likely to be … Continue reading

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