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CRISM: Olivine and pyroxene in ejecta from northern plains crater

CRISM scene HRL00003BEE covers an area in close proximity to a crater in the northern plains of Mars. In this image, we see strong Fe-rich olivine (yellow) and high calcium pyroxene (HCP, blue) signatures in the ejecta near the crater … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Tooting Crater ejecta

In this picture we can see a huge tongue-like form, which looks a like a mudflow with boulders on its surface. This “tongue” is only a small part of a larger deposit that completely surrounds Tooting Crater (not visible in … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Holden Crater impact ejecta

Holden Crater impact ejecta. Because Holden is such a massive crater (about 140-km in diameter), its ejecta certainly covers a wide area. This image focuses on a small portion of it, where we can see some diverse compositions. HiRISE Picture … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Something odd in Noachis Terra

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 9, 2019. This VIS image shows a portion of Noachis Terra to the northeast of Argyre Planitia. In the middle of the image is an unnamed crater that is not even close to being … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Impact crater near Tempe Terra

An impact crater near Tempe Terra. Despite this crater likely being extremely old and filled-in with material, we can still see its ejecta blanket. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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THEMIS: Rough ejecta blanket around Hesperia Planum crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 1, 2018. This VIS image shows part of the northern rim of an unnamed crater in Hesperia Planum. See more THEMIS Images of the Day by geological subject.

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HiRISE: Hale Crater ejecta

Hale Crater ejecta with pits and rocky outcrops. This observation will help give coverage of Hale Crater ejecta for mapping studies. The ejecta is sparsely covered, and this particular footprint has what appear to be rocky outcrops near the extent … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Ejecta and possible bedrock on a crater floor in Aonia Terra

Ejecta and possible bedrock on a crater floor in Aonia Terra. This is just to the east of an impact crater that is almost dead center within a much larger impact crater. (249 km above the surface; black and white … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Diverse minerals in crater ejecta

Diverse minerals in crater ejecta. The CRISM instrument on MRO (a spectrometer) show blocks of diverse composition here in the ejecta of a 15-kilometer diameter complex crater. HiRISE coverage can reveal textures and small-scale color variations. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Crater ejecta along Durius Valles

Crater ejecta along Durius Valles. Beautiful Mars series.

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