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HiRISE: Side by side

Side by side. The objective of this observation is to examine a small channel that has cut through a crater north of Hellas Planitia. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Quite smoooooth

Quite smoooooth. Here in Deuteronilus Mensae, there is a smooth geologic unit overlying plains material. There are also slightly convex-up edges, polygonal patterns on the surface, and softened craters. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Pits and depressions to the east of Juventae Chasma

Pits and depressions to the east of Juventae Chasma. Juventae Chasma is a large box canyon, located north of Valles Marineris in the Coprates quadrangle and cuts more than 5 kilometers into the plains of Lunae Planum. HiRISE Picture of … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Gullies on Gorgonum Chaos mesas

Gullies on Gorgonum Chaos mesas. This observation shows part of Gorgonum Chaos, a large cluster of chaotic terrain found in the Southern Hemisphere. Many regions of chaotic terrain are found at the head of large outflow channels that were scoured … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Pits and flows

Pits and flows. This observation shows smooth-textured flows on the plateau south of the collapse pit chain of Ophir Catena. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Channels in Tisia Valles

Channels in Tisia Valles. The objective of this observation is to examine a small channel system. Located to the immediate northwest of Huygens Crater, Tisia Valles is named after the ancient term for the modern Tisza River, Ukraine. HiRISE Picture … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dunes in low southern latitudes

Dunes in low southern latitudes. The objective of this observation is to examine a small field of dunes. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Rocky layers on the floor of Fournier Crater

Rocky layers on the floor of Fournier Crater. A nice, classic bowl-shaped crater with bright bedrock exposures on one of its walls. This is located within Fournier Crater, which is 118 kilometers in diameter. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Bouncing boulders

Most debris on crater walls slides straight downhill. In this HiRISE image we see examples of boulders that have bounced downhill, not necessarily vertically. A prominent example looks like a dotted line from the top of the crater wall where … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Frost-covered dunes

Frost-covered dunes. Sprinkled with hopes and dreams, no less. This is a relatively new monitoring site that seems to have heavy carbon-dioxide snowfall. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive [More at links]

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