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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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HiRISE: Korolev Crater layers

Korolev Crater layers. With HiRISE resolution, paleoclimate analysis can be done to determine the possible climate record held within ice mounds, like those here. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Light-toned material in Gorgonum Chaos crater

Light-toned material within the center of a crater in Gorgonum Chaos basin. The rocks within the center of this crater are light-toned and appear altered relative to the rocks that define the crater wall. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Colorful layers in Ariadnes Colles

This image shows bedrock layers of diverse colors and composition. [More at link]

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