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HiRISE: To great depths

Hellas is an ancient impact structure and is the deepest and broadest enclosed basin on Mars. It measures about 2,300 kilometers across and the floor of the basin, Hellas Planitia, contains the lowest elevations on Mars. The Hellas region can … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Layered deposits in Uzboi Vallis

Layered deposits in Uzboi Vallis sometimes occur in alcoves along the valley and/or below where tributaries enter it. These deposits may record deposition into a large lake that once filled Uzboi Vallis when it was temporarily dammed at its northern … Continue reading

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HiRISE: A closer look at Holden Crater

Holden Crater in southern Margaritifer Terra displays a series of finely layered deposits on its floor (white and light purple in an enhanced color image). The layered deposits are especially well exposed in the southwestern section of the crater where … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Layers northwest of Antoniadi Crater

Layers northwest of Antoniadi Crater. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Light-toned layers in Noctis Labyrinthus

Understanding both the spatial and temporal distribution of hydrated (water-bearing) minerals on Mars is essential for deciphering the aqueous history of the planet. Over 300 meters of layered beds are exposed in this trough of Noctis Labyrinthus, at the western … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Massifs on layered bedrock in Cydonia Colles

Massifs on layered bedrock in south Cydonia Colles. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: A glimpse into history

Nothing gets a geologist more excited than layered bedrock, except perhaps finding a fossil or holding a meteorite in your hand. All of these things create a profound feeling of history, the sense of a story that took place ages … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Terby Crater’s unread geo-history book

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 3, 2016.┬áToday’s false color image shows the northern part of Terby Crater. This image shows the layered deposits that fill the crater. The THEMIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can … Continue reading

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HiRISE: North Hellas rock layers & sinuous ridge

North Hellas region layered rock and sinuous ridge exposures. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Scarp edge in northern Arabia Terra

A quiet afternoon in northern Arabia Terra. Beautiful Mars series.

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