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HiRISE: Dune ripples in Her Desher Vallis

These small ripples, about 10 meters apart, are located in Her Desher Vallis. Her Desher is a small channel that shows evidence of phyllosilicates—silicates with a sheet-like structure, such as clay minerals. Much larger images of this area show that … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Erosion of the edge of the south polar layered deposits

This oblique view of the sloping edge of the stack of icy layers over the South Pole has some interesting morphologies. The slope appears to be eroding from a combination of landslides, block falls, and sublimation. The bright icy exposure … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Sinuous ridge with a meander

Sinuous ridge with a meander east of Meridiani Planum. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Ganges Chasma landslide

Ganges Chasma landslide. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Hebes Chasma bedrock

Hebes Chasma bedrock. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Landslide!

This image finally completes a stereo pair with another observation acquired in 2007. It shows a fresh (well-preserved) landslide scarp and rocky deposit off the edge of a streamlined mesa in Simud Valles, a giant outflow channel carved by ancient … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Channel deposits on Hellas Planitia

Channel deposits on Hellas Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Colorful impact ejecta from Hargraves Crater

The collision that created Hargraves Crater impacted into diverse bedrock lithologies of ancient Mars. As a result, the impact ejecta is a rich mix of rock types with different colors and textures. The crater is named after Robert Hargraves who … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Aram Chaos

Splendor in the rocks. (Aram Chaos) Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Seasonal flows in Valles Marineris

Recurring slope lineae (RSL) are seasonal flows on warm slopes, and are especially common in central and eastern Valles Marineris. This image covers a large area full of interesting features, but the enhanced color closeup highlight some of the RSL. … Continue reading

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