Tag Archives: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

HiRISE: Boundary of glacial-like flow on Arsia Mons

Boundary of glacial-like flow on Arsia Mons. The exposed bedrock layers on the eastern edge of this glacial-like formation are of scientific interest because they will allow us to understand the composition of the underlying bedrock. In addition, we are … Continue reading

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South polar layers deposited regionally

Shallow Radar correlation of discrete units in one of the Red Planet’s largest ice reservoirs suggests that its material was emplaced as a single, regional deposit. One of Mars’s largest water ice reservoirs, the south polar layered deposits, consists of … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Semi-sinuous ridge and stratified material in Arabia Terra

Semi-sinuous ridge and stratified material in Arabia Terra. Looks like inverted stream channels that contributed to a lake or pond, with stratified sedimentary rock units in the depression. Important imaging for understanding how to best distinguish cratered, erosion-resistant sedimentary rock … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, August 6-12, 2018

Bright and dark regions of Mars continued to become more apparent through the planet-encircling dust haze as dust continued to slowly settle out of the atmosphere last week. Each sol, thick hazes still lingered above the martian lowlands including over … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Exposed bedrock in Millochau Crater

Exposed bedrock in Millochau Crater. There are some very nice sediments here. The crater measures 115 kilometers in diameter and was named after French astronomer Gaston Millochau. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Ongoing dune activity in Ganges Chasma

Ongoing dune activity in Ganges Chasma. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Linear ridge network north of Antoniadi Crater

A linear ridge network to the north of Antoniadi Crater. The objective of this observation is to examine a linear ridge network. This network may have been a consequence of fluids raised along faults created by impacts. They have also … Continue reading

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HiRISE: We’ll always have the South Pole

We’ll always have the South Pole. While the global dust storm has obscured much of the surface, we’ve still been able to get some good images of the polar region. Can you also spot the example of pareidolia here? Beautiful … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Source of flow east of Olympus Mons

Source of flow to the east of Olympus Mons. Here we see part of a linear depression with branching segments in Amazonian volcanic plains east of Olympus Mons. The flow source from this feature that exhibit volcanic and/or fluvial characteristics. … 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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