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HiRISE: Dune field in crater

Shadow dancing. Sometimes the less said about a picture, the better. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Erosional window into possible playa deposits

An erosional window into possible playa deposits. This is within a large impact crater. Length of layers here might help determine it there is an alluvial or playa origin. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Nilosyrtis Mensae

Let us now contemplate Nilosyrtis Mensae. There is a fault attached to a trough here; both have the same orientation. This image helps us to understand stress fields on Mars. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Layers to behold

Layers to behold. A scarp and more on layered deposits in Ceti Mensa. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Of dunes and their stories

Of dunes and their stories. So far no seasonal changes have been detected here, making this site unique. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: East Endeavour Crater dune field monitoring

East Endeavour Crater dune field monitoring. We’re monitoring to detect surface change of dunes shown to be active from past HiRISE observations. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Light-toned material in Gorgonum Chaos crater

Light-toned material within the center of a crater in Gorgonum Chaos basin. The rocks within the center of this crater are light-toned and appear altered relative to the rocks that define the crater wall. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Dark and possibly stationary ripples

Dark and possibly stationary ripples in anomalous terrain.  These strange ripples are in some anomalous terrain on the Olympus Mons aureole. These dark ripples have not been imaged in about 8 years, so another shot should show movement…if there IS … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Ever winding

Ever winding. This image (and its partner) was acquired to compare against an earlier stereo pair of the same region several years ago to determine if any changes have occurred. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Strangely silent in southwest Arabia Terra

Strangely silent in southwest Arabia Terra. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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