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HiRISE: Possible sulfate-rich terrain

Possible sulfate-rich terrain in the northeast Syrtis Major region. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Becquerel Crater – false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 5, 2015. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. These false color images may reveal subtle variations … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Layered exposures in southern Argyre

Layered exposures in southern Argyre Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Layered megablock in Bamberg Crater

Layered megablock in Bamberg Crater. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Colorful layered bedrock

Come out and play! Colorful layered bedrock in an eroded crater in Terra Sirenum. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Melas Chasma – false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 21, 2015. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. These false color images may reveal subtle variations … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Diverse deposits in Melas Chasma

This scene includes chaotic deposits with a wide range of colors. The deposits are distinctive with both unique colors and small-scale textures such as fracture patterns. These are probably sedimentary rocks, transported and deposited in water or air. The original … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Sedimentary rock layers on a crater floor

This image covers layered sedimentary rocks on the floor of an impact crater north of Eberswalde Crater. There may have been a lake in this crater billions of years ago, and the area was once considered a landing spot for … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Layering in Spallanzani Crater

In this recent HiRISE image, we can see quite a spectacular layering pattern inside an impact crater called Spallanzani. Seeing layering is always exciting to geologists because it implies that the region has experienced multiple climatic conditions or geologic processes … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Layers and dark dunes

The target of this observation is a circular depression in a dark-toned unit associated with a field of cones to the northeast. At the image scale of a Context Camera image, the depression appears to expose layers especially on the … Continue reading

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