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HiRISE: Isidis Basin ejecta

This scene is a jumbled mess! There are blocks and smears of many different rocks types that appear to have been dumped into a pile. That’s probably about what happened, as ejecta from the Isidis impact basin to the east. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Many fantastic colors

The Nili Fossae region, located on the northwest rim of Isidis impact basin, is one of the most colorful regions of Mars. The colors over many regions of Mars are homogenized by the dust and regolith, but here the bedrock … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Colorful Hargraves

Hargraves Crater is located on the northwestern margin of Isidis Basin, a region that hosts many proposed future Mars landing sites such as nearby Jezero Crater and the Nili Fossae trough. This image covers the ejecta along the southern margin … Continue reading

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CRISM: Iron-magnesium clays at Isidis Basin rim

This image is located right along the rim of the Isidis impact basin, at the foot of Libya Montes. Here we see iron-magnesium phyllosilicates (cyan). Phyllosilicates are clay and clay-like minerals formed by chemical reactions with liquid water. They are … Continue reading

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