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HiRISE: Southeast Hale Crater ejecta

Southeast Hale Crater ejecta. This image can help us determine whether there are one or multiple ejecta lobes in this region. Hale Crater is often imaged by HiRISE for the presence of recurring slope lineae, or flows that may or … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Bedrock in the central peaks of Hale Crater

This long image is entirely over the extensive central peak complex of Hale Crater. Of particular interest are bedrock outcrops and associated fine-grained sediments with different colors. This 153-kilometer diameter crater was named after American astronomer George Ellery Hale. [More … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Central peaks of Hale Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 11, 2019. Today’s VIS image shows part of the floor of Hale Crater and the elongate axis of the central peak mountains. Hale Crater is an example of an oblique impact crater. The mountain … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Bedrock exposed in Hale Crater’s rim

Hale Crater is a large impact crater (more than 100 kilometers) with a suite of interesting features such as active gullies, active recurring slope lineae, and extensive icy ejecta flows. There are also exposed diverse (colorful) bedrock units. NB: North … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Hale Crater ejecta

Hale Crater ejecta with pits and rocky outcrops. This observation will help give coverage of Hale Crater ejecta for mapping studies. The ejecta is sparsely covered, and this particular footprint has what appear to be rocky outcrops near the extent … Continue reading

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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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