Tag Archives: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

HiRISE: Faults and pitted mounds in Utopia Planitia

Faults and pitted mounds in Utopia Planitia. This is the summit of a high massif. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: A small, well-preserved impact crater

A small, well-preserved impact crater in Hellas Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Nili Patera dunes

Nili Patera dunes. This picture gives almost complete coverage of this particular area at HiRISE resolution. Excellent! Beautiful Mars series.

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MARCI weather report, November 6-12, 2017

Dust-lifting near the north polar ice cap led to murky conditions over parts of Acidalia and northern Utopia. The dust that was pushed southward over Acidalia, formed a stationary dust cloud — likely the result of an eddy. Looking to … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Candidate Red Dragon landing site

Candidate Red Dragon landing site in Arcadia Planitia. There are indications of shallowly buried remnant ice in this area. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Well-preserved 4-kilometer impact crater

Well-preserved 4-kilometer impact crater on the floor of Hellas Planitia. Why do we say “well-preserved?” Mainly due to the fact that the rim of the crater is still very visible. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Channel system near Airy Crater

Channel system near Airy Crater. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Candidate landing site for 2020 mission

Candidate landing site for 2020 mission in northeast Syrtis Major region. Beautiful Mars series.

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MARCI weather report, Oct 30-Nov 5, 2017

Last week on Mars, a slight up-tick in dust-lifting occurred along the north polar ice cap edge. As storm activity northeast of Tempe pushed dust southward over the plains of Acidalia, a dust storm also swept over the sands of … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Possible scoured pitted material and bedrock on crater floor

Possible scoured pitted material and bedrock on floor of 65-kilometer crater. HiRISE resolution can show pitted material, exposed bedrock, other fine materials. Beautiful Mars series.

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