Tag Archives: HiRISE

HiRISE: Flow on the side of a mesa in Protonilus Mensae

Flow on the side of a mesa in Protonilus Mensae. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Spider terrain

Spider terrain. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Lava terminal deposit in Cyane Fossae

Lava terminal deposit in Cyane Fossae. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Meridiani Planum landforms

Meridiani Planum landforms. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: The specters of Mars

The jagged saw-tooth dichotomy, over a grainy texture, seen in this close-up image, reminds us of a scene from an old silent horror movie. Stark and unnerving, like that time between dusk and darkness, as the campfire burns out…was that … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Sliding ice block dunes

Sliding ice block dunes. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Mars and the amazing Technicolor ejecta blanket

A close-up image shows the exposed bedrock of an ejecta blanket of an unnamed crater in the Mare Serpentis region of Mars. Ejecta, when exposed, are truly an eye-opening feature, as they reveal the sometimes exotic subsurface, and materials created … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dragon scales of Mars

This intriguing surface texture is the result of rock interacting with water. The rock was then eroded and later exposed to the surface. The pinkish, almost dragon-like scaled texture represents Martian bedrock that has specifically altered into a clay-bearing rock. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Escape from Mars!

This image shows one of millions of small (10s of meters in diameter) craters and their ejecta material that dot the Elysium Planitia region of Mars. The small craters were likely formed when high-speed blocks of rock were thrown out … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Quite the rocky terrain

Quite the rocky terrain. Beautiful Mars series.

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