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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
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- Curiosity rover
- Hope (al-Amal) orbiter
- 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)
- Perseverance Rover
- Tianwen-1 orbiter/rover
Tag Archives: clays
Mawrth Vallis is an ancient Mars river channel (~15km wide) located along the crustal dichotomy boundary that exposes abundant light-toned layers of clay-rich rocks. Indicative of aqueous alteration, these clays may have been deposited during massive flooding events or in … Continue reading
Holden Crater in southern Margaritifer Terra displays a series of finely layered deposits on its floor (white and light purple in an enhanced color image). The layered deposits are especially well exposed in the southwestern section of the crater where … Continue reading
Clays and other minerals formed when rocks are altered by water have been found in multiple locations on Mars. It’s been assumed that these minerals probably formed in the earliest Martian epoch, over 3.7 billion years ago. But a new … Continue reading
Clays exposed by an impact in Tyrrhena Terra — Tyrrhena Terra is south of the Martian equator and immediately northeast of the giant Hellas basin. Beautiful Mars series.
Possible phyllosilicates in a butte remnant. Beautiful Mars series.
Possible phyllosilicates in Nirgal Vallis. Beautiful Mars series.
Clays exposed along Ladon Valles basin floor. Beautiful Mars series.
This image shows exposures of deposits along the plateau just to the south of Coprates Chasma. Whereas Coprates Chasma and many of the other chasmata of Valles Marineris contain kilometer-thick light-toned mounds made up of… [More at link]
Possible clays along Lorica Crater wall. Beautiful Mars series.
With its solar panels their cleanest in years, NASA’s decade-old Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is inspecting a section of crater-rim ridgeline chosen as a priority target due to evidence of a water-related mineral. Orbital observations of the site by another … Continue reading