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HiRISE: Mars and the amazing Technicolor ejecta blanket

A close-up image shows the exposed bedrock of an ejecta blanket of an unnamed crater in the Mare Serpentis region of Mars. Ejecta, when exposed, are truly an eye-opening feature, as they reveal the sometimes exotic subsurface, and materials created … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dragon scales of Mars

This intriguing surface texture is the result of rock interacting with water. The rock was then eroded and later exposed to the surface. The pinkish, almost dragon-like scaled texture represents Martian bedrock that has specifically altered into a clay-bearing rock. … Continue reading

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HiRISE; Exposed bedrock, Koval’sky impact basin

This image shows partially exposed bedrock within the Koval’sky impact basin, which is on the outskirts of the extensive lava field of Daedalia Planum. Daedalia Planum is located southwest of Arsia Mons, which may be the source responsible for filling … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Hebes Chasma bedrock

Hebes Chasma bedrock. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Colorful impact ejecta from Hargraves Crater

The collision that created Hargraves Crater impacted into diverse bedrock lithologies of ancient Mars. As a result, the impact ejecta is a rich mix of rock types with different colors and textures. The crater is named after Robert Hargraves who … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Colorful bedrock

This image covers diverse surface units on the floor of eastern Coprates Chasma in eastern Valles Marineris. The bedrock has diverse minerals producing wonderful color contrasts. In over 10 years of orbiting Mars, HiRISE has acquired nearly 50,000 large images, … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Colorful mounds, bedrock in Terra Sirenum

Colorful mounds and bedrock in Terra Sirenum. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Recent crater & bedrock in Meridiani Planum

Recent crater and bedrock in Meridiani Planum. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Bedrock outcrops in Kaiser Crater

This enhanced-color image shows a patch of well-exposed bedrock on the floor of Kaiser Crater. The wind has stripped off the overlying soil, and created grooves and scallops in the bedrock. The narrow linear ridges are fractures that have been … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Bedrock exposures in Juventae Chasma

Bedrock exposures in Juventae Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.

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