Tag Archives: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment

HiRISE: Sandlot

Sandlot. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Small, fresh, and martian

Small, fresh, and martian – By “fresh,” (and sometimes “recent”), we are talking in geological terms only. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Dark sediments in the Medusae Fossae Formation

Dark sediments in the Medusae Fossae Formation. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Channel near Hale Crater

Channel near Hale Crater. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: On a field of sublimation

On a field of sublimation – Sublimation is a process where a solid directly turns into a gaseous state. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Gullies and craters and dunes, oh my!

This unnamed, approximately 30-kilometer diameter crater, formed in the Southern highlands of Mars. Our image shows regions of geologic diversity within, making this an interesting spot for scientists to study how different Martian processes interact with each other. Gullies, or … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Slide on down

Slide on down. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: A triple crater

This image (making a stereo pair with ESP_041350_1455) shows an elongated depression from three merged craters. The raised rims and ejecta indicate that these are impact craters rather than collapse or volcanic landforms. The pattern made by the ejecta and … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Gullies in Ariadnes Colles

Gullies in Ariadnes Colles. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Active flows on steep slopes in Ganges Chasma

This image covers a steep west-facing slope in southwestern Ganges Chasma, north of the larger canyons of Valles Marineris. The spot was targeted both for the bedrock exposures and to look for active slope processes. We see two distinct flow … Continue reading

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