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HiRISE: Within an inverted impact crater

Within an inverted impact crater in Vastitas Borealis. This particular crater is characterized by a central deposit of positive relief with a subdued rim as a result of sublimation in the surrounding territory. A comprehensive study of inverted impact craters … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Corduroy dunes

Corduroy dunes. The permanent polar cap of Mars is encircled by sand dunes and looking like pulled threads, these dunes march across a fabric of patterned ground. At this time of the Martian year they are free of the seasonal … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Pits galore near Kasei Valles

Pits galore near Kasei Valles. These are located near the edge of a lava outflow region, for which there is evidence of subsurface tube flows. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Stair-stepped hill in central Arabia Terra

Stair-stepped hill in central Arabia Terra. Stratified material eroded so as to look something like a wedding cake. A cliff-bench slope expression, apparently mantled with dust, each layer is roughly the same thickness as the next. Beautiful Mars series. [More … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Of sand, rock, and dust

Of sand, rock, and dust. There is some wonderful stratigraphy on display here in Meridiani Planum. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Alluvial fan in Murray Crater

Alluvial fan in Murray Crater. Alluvial fans are among the strongest lines of evidence that liquid water once flowed on the surface of Mars. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Inverted channels

Inverted channels at the boundary of highlands and intercrater plains. This image targets inverted channels located at the boundary between Noachian highlands and Noachian intercrater plains bedrock. These channels are 200 to 500 meters wide, implying substantial fluvial activity. High-resolution … Continue reading

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HiRISE: North polar layered deposits

North polar layered deposits. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: All that the lava leaves behind

All that the lava leaves behind. There are streamlined and eroded forms in this lava channel, a region with very little HiRISE coverage. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Following Opportunity

Following Opportunity. This image adds more coverage the general area that the rover Opportunity passed through (not the entire image). The image would also be useful for secondary crater studies and monitoring the disappearance of Opportunity’s tracks over time. Beautiful Mars … Continue reading

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