Tag Archives: Beautiful Mars

HiRISE: Dark dunes in Ius Chasma

Dark dunes in Ius Chasma. This image is part of a campaign to monitor the dunes over three Martian years. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: The other Pan’s labyrinth

The other Pan’s labyrinth. These polar dunes are located near source of gypsum. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Rough texture, dark dunes

Rough texture, dark dunes. There is a variety of substrate textures in this image, including a ridge-groove corrugation that is reminiscent of some features in Gale Crater. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: This speckled landscape

This speckled landscape. In addition to the bright rock, there are mounds with pits at their summits. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Sand sea monitoring

Sand sea monitoring. This ocean of dunes is located within central Juventae Chasma. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Stratified deposits in Crommelin Crater

Stratified deposits in Crommelin Crater. This target contains light-toned deposits, a key area to investigate the geometrical and geological relationship between the central bulge and the partially sediment-covered crater floor. Also: swirls! Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Channels and ripples along crater walls

Channels and ripples along crater walls. From the science rationale: “We would like a HiRISE image of the selected area to look for evidence of both fluvial and aeolian processes on the crater wall. Specifically, we are looking for channels … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Rubicon Valles

Rubicon Valles. We dare you to cross this! Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: The Case of the Lurking Frost

HiRISE and the Case of the Lurking Frost. Sheltered by these cliffs, we can see frost build up, along with lots of sedimentary rocks. This area is also a good candidate for recurring slope lineae. Beautiful Mars series. [More at … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dunes in south Xainza Crater

Dunes in south Xainza Crater. They look so innocent… Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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