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ExoMars: Images of InSight lander and more

Curious surface features, water-formed minerals, 3D stereo views, and even a sighting of the InSight lander showcase the impressive range of imaging capabilities of the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter. The ESA-Roscosmos Trace Gas Orbiter, or TGO, launched three years ago … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Possible chloride-rich deposits in Terra Sirenum

Possible chloride-rich deposits in Terra Sirenum. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Putative chloride deposit, Ladon Basin

Putative chloride deposit in the Ladon Valles basin. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Old salt

What is that “purplish” colored stuff (in HiRISE IRB color) with the polygonal fractures in this observation? Scientists think it contains chlorides, like sodium chloride or table salt, or maybe chloride of calcium or magnesium. These salts can be deposited … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Possible chloride salts in Icaria Planum

Possible chloride salts in Icaria Planum. Beautiful Mars series.

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Salt flat: a last vestige of Mars surface water?

Mars turned cold and dry long ago, but researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered evidence of an ancient lake that likely represents some of the last potentially habitable surface water ever to exist on the Red Planet. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Chloride-rich terrain

Chloride-rich terrain on the banks of a run-off channel. Beautiful Mars series.

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