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HiRISE: Thousands of spiders on Mars

As part of the Planet Four citizen science effort, volunteers searched Context Camera images for possible new locations on Mars with “spiders,” or features with radial troughs from which fans emanate in the springtime. We planned this HiRISE image over … Continue reading

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HiRISE: The other Pan’s labyrinth

The other Pan’s labyrinth. These polar dunes are located near source of gypsum. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Rough texture, dark dunes

Rough texture, dark dunes. There is a variety of substrate textures in this image, including a ridge-groove corrugation that is reminiscent of some features in Gale Crater. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: This speckled landscape

This speckled landscape. In addition to the bright rock, there are mounds with pits at their summits. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Seeing through the dusty air

Mars has been enveloped in dusty haze, but the sensitivity of HiRISE enables imaging of surface features through a moderate level of haze. This image shows a fresh impact crater in the northern middle latitudes. A technique called “pixel binning” … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Sand sea monitoring

Sand sea monitoring. This ocean of dunes is located within central Juventae Chasma. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Stratified deposits in Crommelin Crater

Stratified deposits in Crommelin Crater. This target contains light-toned deposits, a key area to investigate the geometrical and geological relationship between the central bulge and the partially sediment-covered crater floor. Also: swirls! Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Channels and ripples along crater walls

Channels and ripples along crater walls. From the science rationale: “We would like a HiRISE image of the selected area to look for evidence of both fluvial and aeolian processes on the crater wall. Specifically, we are looking for channels … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Rubicon Valles

Rubicon Valles. We dare you to cross this! Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Hanging sand dunes in Coprates Chasma

Dune fields located among canyon wall slopes are also known as “wall dune fields” and are further identified as either climbing or falling. Falling dunes are defined as large bedforms with lee faces on the downhill side—indicating that this is … Continue reading

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