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HiRISE: Dark slope streaks, of many ages

Everything is a canvas. Beautiful Mars series.

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MARCI weather report, March 20-26, 2017

Dust-lifting activity on Mars this past week was relatively uneventful compared to that of the previous weeks. Skies above Noachis continued to clear up as dust from the recent regional storm settled out of the atmosphere. Local-scale dust storms continued … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, March 13-19, 2017

The regional-scale dust storm which lingered above Xanthe Terra, finally began to dissipate during the last three sols of this past week. The visible dust cloud lofted by the storm was observed over Noachis reaching as far as northwest Hellas … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, March 6-12, 2017

Regional storm activity continued over Xanthe Terra as last week’s regional storm parked itself over the equator, just west of the Opportunity rover site. The storm extended from Chryse Planitia in the north to northwest Noachis in the southern hemisphere, … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dust ridges in Daedalia Planum

Dust ridges in Daedalia Planum. Beautiful Mars series.

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MARCI tracking back-to-back regional dust storms

A regional dust storm currently swelling on Mars follows unusually closely on one that blossomed less than two weeks earlier and is now dissipating, as seen in daily global weather monitoring by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Images from the orbiter’s … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, Feb 27-March 5, 2017

The major martian dust storm mentioned in the previous report gradually abated near the beginning of this past week. This left a large cloud of dust which stretched east to the region of southern Cimmeria. As the week progressed, the … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Cape Byron in view

Sol 4664, March 8, 2017. As Opportunity drove in reverse over a smooth rise, Cape Byron, the next rim-segment toward the south came into view. In this three Pancam frame composite, the flat plains of Meridiani lie to the right … Continue reading

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Opportunity field report, March 6, 2017

Sol 4662, March 6, 2017; Rover Field Report by Larry Crumpler, MER Science Team & New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: Out of the crater and cruising south! For nearly two years Opportunity’s world has been tilted 10-25 … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, February 20-26, 2017

A major dust storm system traveled down the Acidalia storm-track this past week on Mars. Two dust storms observed at the beginning of the week, quickly merged, forming a regional dust storm. The regional dust storm was further fed by … Continue reading

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