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HiRISE: Plains with diverse lithologies

Plains with diverse lithologies. This observation was a “nadir” target, meaning our camera was pointing straight down at the surface. These pockmarked plains outside of a larger impact crater show some very nice colors. The top cutout is from our … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Layered sedimentary rocks in Meridiani Planum

Layered sedimentary rocks in Meridiani Planum. Ah, the loveliness of Meridiani. Meridiani Planum is a plain located south of Mars’ equator, in the westernmost portion of Terra Meridiani. It hosts a rare occurrence of gray crystalline hematite, which on Earth, … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Shallow craters

Shallow craters. These shallow craters are located in the relatively flat Amazonis Planitia, situated between the Tharsis and Elysium volcanic provinces, to the west of Olympus Mons. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive [More at links]

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HiRISE: An Olympus Mons landslide

An Olympus Mons landslide. Olympus Mons is too large for HiRISE to capture in one image, but we can get very detailed closeups of parts of it. Here, we see a slope streak, possibly caused by a boulder rolling downhill … Continue reading

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HiRISE: An elongated pit in Margaritifer Terra

An elongated pit in Margaritifer Terra. There is nothing more interesting than a feature that resembles a giant amoeba. Margaritifer Terra is an ancient, heavily cratered region, centered just south of the Martian equator, and covers 2600 kilometers at its … Continue reading

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HiRISE: A variety of surfaces and terrains

A variety of surfaces and terrains. This intriguing extraterrestrial terrain is located in the far northeast part of Acidalia Planitia, located between the Tharsis volcanic province and Arabia Terra to the north of Valles Marineris. HiRISE Picture of the Day … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Bedrock delights

Bedrock delights. These gorgeous bedrock formations are located in the Syrtis Major region, which is a low-relief shield volcano. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive [More at links]

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HiRISE: For your consideration

For your consideration. An alien landscape with dust devil streaks and craters slowing fading away into the mists of time. A twilight zone of geology, if you will. (Features like this are often called “thumbprint terrain”.) HiRISE Picture of the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Landforms northwest of Herschel Crater

Landforms northwest of Herschel Crater. Herschel Crater is a 304 kilometer impact basin in the Martian Southern Hemisphere. We have imaged the crater enough times to learn that dunes here are not stationary but move over time. The crater is … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Layers northwest Schiaparelli Crater

Layers northwest Schiaparelli Crater. The objective of this observation is to determine the extent of layers in this part of Schiaparelli Crater. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive [More at links]

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