Tag Archives: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

HiRISE: ‘Elementary, my dear deposit…’

Just like Earth, Mars experiences seasons that change as the planet orbits the Sun. Seasonal changes are most apparent at the higher latitudes. As these regions in each hemisphere enter their respective summer seasons, the sun rises higher in the … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, June 19-25, 2017

Dust-raising activity persevered along the edge of the seasonal north polar ice cap this past week. While the majority of the storms were small in scale, more extensive storm fronts were spotted over Utopia Planitia towards the end of the … Continue reading

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HiRISE; Exposed bedrock, Koval’sky impact basin

This image shows partially exposed bedrock within the Koval’sky impact basin, which is on the outskirts of the extensive lava field of Daedalia Planum. Daedalia Planum is located southwest of Arsia Mons, which may be the source responsible for filling … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Mojave Crater far-flung impact ejecta

Distal reaches of Mojave Crater impact ejecta. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: The Niagara Falls of Mars

Various researchers are often pre-occupied with the quest for flowing water on Mars. However, in this image, we see one of many examples from Mars where lava (when it was molten) behaved in a similar fashion to liquid water. In … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Plains north of Coprates Chasma

Plains north of Coprates Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Utopia Planitia

Utopia Planitia, a name that literally means “plains of nowhere.” Beautiful Mars series.

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MARCI weather report, June 12-18, 2017

Local-scale dust-raising activity continued this past week with sporadic storms over the mid-to-high latitudes of both northern and southern hemispheres. Towards the beginning of the week, dust storms were spotted pushing southward over the plains of Acidalia and Utopia. Looking … Continue reading

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HiRISE images Curiosity on its way to the ridge

Using the most powerful telescope ever sent to Mars, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter caught a view of the Curiosity rover this month amid rocky mountainside terrain. The car-size rover, climbing up lower Mount Sharp toward its next destination, appears as … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Fractured ground in Isidis Planitia

Fractured ground in Isidis Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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