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HiRISE: Gullies and flow in a small crater north of Newton Crater

Gullies and flow in a small crater north of Newton Crater. The objective of this observation is to examine a small crater with gullies and an advanced degree of flow across the crater floor, as well as over an eroded rim. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Alluvial fans in NE Mojave Crater

Alluvial fans in northeastern Mojave Crater. Mojave Crater is a perennial favorite of ours for the clear signs of these alluvial fans that might indicate it once rained on Mars a very long time ago. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Possible landing site for ExoMars rover in Mawrth Vallis

A possible landing site for the ExoMars rover in Mawrth Vallis. This digital terrain model (DTM) covers part of the proposed landing site for the European Space Agency’s ExoMars Rover at Mawrth Vallis. The proposed landing site is on the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: The Martian Horns of Hattin?

The Martian Horns of Hattin? No, it’s actually a degraded crater rim, and this is similar to what Opportunity viewed at Endeavour Crater. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Layers and flow features in Protonilus Mensae

Layers and flow features in Protonilus Mensae. Repeat image to look for glacial and periglacial changes. There are also some interesting superposition of glacial, polygon, gully, fan, and crevasse features. Who wants to take a hike? Beautiful Mars series. [More … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Curved ridge and layered materials

Curved ridge and layered materials. Is the curved ridge a remnant of inverted stream channel sediment, crater ejecta, or something else (e.g., tectonic)? Are the layered materials sedimentary rock? Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Streamlined features and fractures in Hebrus Valles

Streamlined features and fractures in Hebrus Valles. The rationale for this observation is to assess outflow channel discharges as well as getting a better look at the actual topography. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Terrain immediately south of Arsia Mons

Terrain immediately south of Arsia Mons. This terrain is probably due to ancient volcanic activity. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Frosted dunes in north polar region

A soothing way to start your Monday. These polar dunes show both carbon dioxide frost (the while colored areas) along with darker material that’s been exposed due to sublimation, and is blown by the wind to form these dark spots. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Candidate ExoMars landing site in Oxia Palus

Candidate ExoMars landing site in Oxia Palus region. Beautiful Mars series.

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