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HiRISE: Clays in the Eridania Basin

This colorful image shows clays within the Eridania basin region. Many scientists using orbital data have proposed that a large lake may have once existed here during the Late Noachian through Early Hesperian time periods, and then much of the … Continue reading

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Ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits in Eridania

The discovery of evidence for ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits on Mars identifies an area on the planet that may offer clues about the origin of life on Earth. A recent international report [published in Nature Communications by a team led … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Inverted terrain in Eridania Basin

The Eridania Basin is thought to have once contained a large sea. This image shows the Gorgonum Basin, which lies along the eastern edge of Eridania. Along this eastern boundary, the terrain is being eroded away to expose light-toned altered … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Light-toned outcrops in Eridani Planitia

Light-toned outcrops in Eridani Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Inverted ridges in the Eridania Basin

This closeup of a HiRISE image covers a region in the Eridania Basin that shows interesting inverted ridges (white arrows). The ridges display a dendritic, or branched, pattern and may have once been connected to a larger channel (black arrows). … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Chaos in Eridania Basin

Eridania is the name of topographically enclosed basin located in the Southern highlands of Mars that has been suggested to be the site of a large ancient lake or inland sea. A chaotic jumble of relatively bright blocks sits on … Continue reading

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