Tag Archives: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment

HiRISE: Go with the (bright) flow

Many slopes in the middle latitudes of Mars show icy flows or glaciers. The region shown here, in the south-facing slope of a crater, is unusual because the flows have bright highlights. The color and brightness variations are likely due … Continue reading

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HiRISE: A crater slope in Terra Sirenum mocks us

A crater slope in Terra Sirenum mocks us. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: A sequence of beauty in Terby Crater

The north-facing wall of a moat-like depression in the middle of Terby Crater exposes a beautiful 400 meter-high sequence of light-toned, repetitive sedimentary layers. These deposits are often obscured by darker-toned patches of material as well as ripples and dunes. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Crevassed glacier-like forms

Crevassed glacier-like forms. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: An isolated secondary crater cluster from Resen Crater in Hesperia Planum

An isolated secondary crater cluster from Resen Crater in Hesperia Planum. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Pits and cracks along a crater wall

Pits and cracks along a crater wall — February 2017, approximately 303 km above the surface. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Light-toned layered deposit within Hydrae Chasma

Light-toned layered deposit within Hydrae Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Pitted mounds in Aurorae Chaos

Pitted mounds in Aurorae Chaos. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Mixtures of sulfates in Melas Chasma

Many locations on Mars have sulfates, which are sedimentary rocks formed in water. Within Valles Marineris, the large canyon system that cuts across the planet, there are big and thick sequences of sulfates. In this image, layering within the light-toned … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Candidate human exploration zone in Aram Chaos

Candidate human exploration zone in Aram Chaos. Beautiful Mars series.

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