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HiRISE: Right angle on Pavonis Mons

A right angle on Pavonis Mons; this feature could be a possible fracture or erosional feature. Beautiful Mars series.

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Opportunity report by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

December 3, 2014: Opportunity roves from Wdowiak Ridge into network of fractures.¬†As a large, threatening regional dust storm blowing across the southern hemisphere of Mars continued to degrade and the skies over Endeavour Crater began to clear, veteran Mars Exploration … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Angustus Labrynthus

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 9, 2014. This region of linear, intersecting ridges near the south pole is called Angustus Labyrinthus. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS image: Cerberus Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 24, 2014. The fractures in this VIS image are part of a large system of fractures called Cerberus Fossae. Athabasca Valles is visible in the lower right corner of the image.

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Hardened arteries in Nili and Nilo

Water seeping through conduits and cracks in the deep subsurface rocks of Nilosyrtis and Nili Fossae left behind minerals, like hard-water deposits that collect in the plumbing of your house. (Or cholesterol in your arteries.) Then as the softer rocks … Continue reading

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Watch for falling rocks

A new investigation of Cerberus Fossae using HiRISE images shows that Mars is probably seismically active now or in the recent past. The clues are tracks left by boulders as they rolled downhill. Gerald Roberts (University of London) and colleagues … Continue reading

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