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HiRISE: Dipping layers

Dipping layers. These aren’t dipping dots. The objective of this observation is to examine several sets of dipping layers in a depression in Ismeniae Fossae, which straddles the southern highlands/northern lowlands of Mars. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive. [More … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Layers and ridges along Huo Hsing Vallis

Layers and ridges along Huo Hsing Vallis. The objective of this observation is to examine layers and ridges along Huo Hsing Vallis. Layers are especially evident in buttes next to a crater. Many fine networks of ridges may be inverted … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Layers in Cavi Angusti

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 25, 2019. Cavi Angusti is located near the south polar cap and consists of large irregular steep-sided depressions termed cavi. Layering is visible within the large cavi at the top of the image. Explore … Continue reading

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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: When the lighting is just right

When the lighting is just right. Almost all of our images are taken in the Martian afternoon, around 3 p.m., and sometimes the lighting conditions make a particularly striking image. These are layered sediments in east Melas Chasma. HiRISE Picture … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Layered history

The geologic history of a planet is written in its layers. Erosion of the surface reveals several shades of light toned layers, likely sedimentary deposits. The most recent geologic features are the narrow sand dunes snaking across the top of … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Scoping out Lairig Ghru

Sol 2262, December 16, 2018. A 1o x 2 raster pattern of Remote Micro-Imager (RMI) frames makes a composite picture of Lairig Ghru, a distant target on the slopes of Mt. Sharp. Click the image (4 MB) to enlarge it. … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Mt. Sharp vista

Sol 2242, November 26, 2018. While InSight was landing over in Elysium Planitia, Curiosity’s controllers directed the Remote Micro-Imager to shoot an 11-frame composite detailing layers in Mt. Sharp in Gale Crater. Click the image to enlarge it. Sol 2242 … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Layers in a collapse trough near Aromatum Chaos

Layers in a collapse trough near Aromatum Chaos. Aromatum Chaos is a large depression, possibly formed due to a catastrophic flood event. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Layers in Noctis Labyrinthus

Layers in Noctis Labyrinthus. One might suppose that a place named “labyrinth of the night” would have layers of some kind, otherwise it would anticlimactic. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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