Tag Archives: Eberswalde Crater

ExoMars: Eberswalde Crater delta

This intricate structure of an ancient river delta once carried liquid water across the surface of Mars. The distinctive form of a delta arises from sediments that are deposited by a river as it enters slower-moving water, like a lake … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Horse playing the flute

Horse playing the flute. Maybe you can see a horse playing a flute here, but really this is a portion of the floor of Eberswalde Crater, at one time candidate landing site for the Mars Science Laboratory. ┬áThe light-toned bedrock … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Inverted channel in Eberswalde Crater

An inverted channel in Eberswalde Crater. Eberswalde Crater was once a final candidate landing site for the Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity. Although the primary scientific interest in Eberswalde is its well-preserved delta, this sinuous river channel to the southeast, … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Eberswalde Crater’s famous delta

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 9, 2016.┬áToday’s false color image shows the delta deposit in Eberswalde Crater. Channels from the crater rim hosted material entering the crater. This crater and its delta deposit were shortlisted as a possible Curiosity … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Sedimentary rock layers on a crater floor

This image covers layered sedimentary rocks on the floor of an impact crater north of Eberswalde Crater. There may have been a lake in this crater billions of years ago, and the area was once considered a landing spot for … Continue reading

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NASA’s long road to Gale Crater

If Gale Crater isn’t your favorite choice for a landing site for NASA’s next Mars rover, you can’t claim the choice was made hastily. The international community of Mars scientists thoroughly sifted the Red Planet to find a feasible landing … Continue reading

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Down in the deltas

Although NASA passed over Eberswalde Crater to choose Gale Crater as the landing site for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), Eberswalde offers the best known example on Mars of a river delta built from sediment washed into a crater lake. … Continue reading

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