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HiRISE: Fans and crater floor deposits southeast of Vinogradov Crater

This white, purple, and pink surface is located on the floor of an impact crater on the southeast rim of the larger Vinogradov Crater in southern Margaritifer Terra. The surface consists of what is left of a series of thin … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Layers east of Terby Crater

Layers east of Terby Crater. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Group of thin layers

Group of thin layers. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Colorful bedrock layers

Much of Mars’ surface is covered by fine-grained materials that hide the bedrock, but elsewhere, such as in this scene, the bedrock is well exposed (except where covered by sand dunes). Colors are enhanced in the cutout of a pit … 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: Beauty of layered stratigraphy

The layered bedrock in this image was brought from several kilometers of depth during the formation of this 44 kilometer wide crater in the volcanic plains of Lunae Planum. As these layers were exhumed and brought to nearly vertical orientations, … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Layers in SW Arabia crater

Layers in a crater in southwestern Arabia Terra. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Crater with exposed layers

On Earth, geologists can dig holes and pull up core samples to find out what lies beneath the surface. On Mars, geologists cannot dig holes very easily themselves, but a process has been occurring for billions of years that has … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Possible layers on floor of Suzhi Crater

This image shows the floor of Suzhi Crater, an approximately 25-kilometer diameter impact crater located northeast of Hellas Planitia. The crater floor is mostly covered by dark-toned deposits; however some patches of the underlying light-toned bedrock are now exposed, like … Continue reading

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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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