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HiRISE: Volcanic field on floor of Coprates Chasma

A volcanic field on the floor of Coprates Chasma. In this image, there are some nice cones with summit craters surrounded by a flow field. They look young, but they could have been buried and re-exhumed based on nearby pedestal … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Uncommon

Uncommon. Craters are, of course, common on Mars, but what is interesting about this one is that the impact excavated some uncommon hydrous minerals. Also, the image suggester’s name is John Carter. Make of that what you will. HiRISE Picture … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Cratered cones on northern plains

Cratered cones on northern plains. The title alone sounds delicious. These cratered cones might be mud volcanoes, landforms created by the eruption of mud or slurries, water and gases. No lava involved. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive. [More at … Continue reading

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HiRISE: A channel in the southern mid-latitudes

A channel in the southern mid-latitudes. The objective of this observation is to examine a channel on the eastern side of an eroded crater wall. This scene was also imaged by the Context Camera onboard MRO. HiRISE Picture of the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Wisps

Wisps. This rough terrain with prominent, wispy dust streaks is within Mangala Valles. Mangala Valles is a complex system of criss-crossing channels on Mars, located in the Tharsis region. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive. [More at links]

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HiRISE: In western Mawrth Vallis

In western Mawrth Vallis. The layered deposits here exhibit strong and diverse spectral signatures of clays. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive. [More at links]

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HiRISE: A work of art

A work of art. An impressionist painting? No, it’s a new impact crater that has appeared on the surface of Mars, formed at most between September 2016 and February 2019. What makes this stand out is the darker material exposed … Continue reading

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HiRISE: A song of dune and ice

A song of dune and ice. This image shows rare dunes superposed on elements of the polar cap near Olympia Undae, which is a vast dune field in the north polar region of Mars. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Valleys in a crater north of Sacra Sulci

Valleys in a crater to the north of Sacra Sulci. Small valleys similar to these have been dated to the Hesperian and Amazonian epochs in other areas of Mars, making them some of the youngest features formed by the flow … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dipping layers

Dipping layers. These aren’t dipping dots. The objective of this observation is to examine several sets of dipping layers in a depression in Ismeniae Fossae, which straddles the southern highlands/northern lowlands of Mars. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive. [More … Continue reading

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