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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
- All Mars missions list
- 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: fractures
In mid-2018, researchers supported by the Italian Space Agency detected the presence of a deep-water lake on Mars under its south polar ice caps. [Ed. note: previously reported here.] Now researchers at the USC Arid Climate and Water Research Center … Continue reading
Sols 2352-53, March 19, 2019, update by MSL scientist Dawn Sumner: Today was a fun, busy day to plan. Curiosity finally made the drive to a rock called “Muir of Ord,” which has a cracked surface. The science team is … Continue reading
Streamlined features and fractures in Hebrus Valles. The rationale for this observation is to assess outflow channel discharges as well as getting a better look at the actual topography. Beautiful Mars series.
It’s not only hearts that can break. This image shows the fractured floor of a large, ancient impact crater, located in Meridiani Planum, in the Northern hemisphere of Mars. Beautiful Mars series.
These striking features on Mars were caused by the planet’s crust stretching apart in response to ancient volcanic activity. The fractures in the Sirenum Fossae region in the southern hemisphere were imaged by ESA’s Mars Express in March. They extend … Continue reading
Fractured terrain in Shambe Crater. Beautiful Mars series.
Fractured ground in Isidis Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.
The long, shallow grooves lining the surface of Phobos are likely early signs of the structural failure that will ultimately destroy this moon of Mars. Orbiting a mere 3,700 miles (6,000 kilometers) above the surface of Mars, Phobos is closer … Continue reading
Ophir Chasma forms the northern portion of Valles Marineris, and this image features a small part of its wall and floor. The wall rock shows many sedimentary layers and the floor is covered with wind-blown ridges, which are intermediate in … Continue reading
THEMIS Image of the Day, September 4, 2015. The graben and collapse features in this image are part of Ceraunius Fossae, which is located south of Alba Mons. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.