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HiRISE: Channel near Hale Crater

Channel near Hale Crater. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Hale Crater’s central ridge

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 9,. 2017. Rather than a central peak, Hale Crater contains a complex ridge of peaks. This VIS image shows a portion of the ridge. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.   … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Channels northwest of Hale Crater

Channels northwest of Hale Crater. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Sources of gullies in Hale Crater

HiRISE color can show mineralogical differences due to the near-infrared filter. The sources of channels on the north rim of Hale Crater show fresh blue, green, purple and light toned exposures under the the overlying reddish dust. The causes and … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Dune field in Hale Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 1, 2017. Today’s VIS image shows a field of sand dunes on the floor of Hale Crater. Hale Crater is located in Noachis Terra north of Argyre Planitia. More THEMIS Images of the Day … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Rugged central peaks in Hale Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 19, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of the interior of Hale Crater. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Hale Crater’s rugged central peaks

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 16, 2016. This VIS image shows part of the floor of Hale Crater. The mountains in the image are part of the elongated central peak of the crater. It is believed that Hale Crater … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Southeast rim of Hale Crater

Southeast rim of Hale Crater. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Seasonal flows at Hale Crater central peak

Recurring slope lineae (RSL) are active flows on warm Martian slopes that might be caused by seeping water. One of the most active sites known on Mars in in the central peaks (uplifted mountains of deep bedrock) of Hale Crater. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Pits in Hale Crater ejecta

The pits visible here aren’t impact craters. The material they’re embedded into is ejecta (stuff thrown out of an impact crater when it forms) from a large crater called Hale which is not seen in this image. Substances called “volatiles” … Continue reading

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