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- CRISM: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars
- CTX: Context Camera
- HiRISE: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment
- MARSIS: Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding
- SHARAD: Shallow Radar
- THEMIS: Thermal Emission Imaging System
- All Mars missions list
- Mars 2020 Rover
- Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN)
- Mars Exploration Rovers (MER)
- Mars Express (MEX)
- Mars Odyssey
- Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) / Mangalyaan
- Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
- Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Tag Archives: Beautiful Mars
Troughs with axial ridges in Acidalia Planitia. There are large, hundreds of meters in length, troughs in Acidalia Planitia, with high axial ridges down the center. While they appear fairly bland in Mars Orbital Camera images, we can see better … Continue reading
Dare to climb. These steep slopes in East Coprates Chasma are a rappeller’s delight. Beautiful Mars series.
Crater watchin’ in northeast Syrtis Major region. The dunes within the crater are fascinating for their cell shapes, caused by the wind. Beautiful Mars series.
Strata always have a story. This area is located within the massive Valles Marineris canyon system, and was suggested to monitor for recurring slope lineae on a slope to the south, but we thought the gorgeous bedrock deserved to be … Continue reading
This image shows a roundish crater with three channels breaching the rim and extending to the south. The crater has been filled by sediments and may have been an ancient lake. When the water began to overtop the crater rim, … Continue reading
Wonderfully eye-like. Beautiful Mars series.
A mid-latitude crater with a spot in the middle. From orbit, the spot looks black, but we can see in the enhanced color closeup that it’s darker (basaltic?) material on top of the lighter dunes. Beautiful Mars series.
Debris apron-like textures in Nereidum Montes. These textures resemble sublimation and extension features seen on debris apron surfaces. Beautiful Mars series.
Lace terrain near craters. Are these interesting channels due to seasonal sublimation and erosion? Beautiful Mars series.
Wrinkle ridges and knobs in Schiaparelli Crater. From the science rationale: Distinctive knobs centered on rings in an area with numerous wrinkle ridges. Investigate timing relationships and structure of the knobs and rings. Beautiful Mars series.