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- CRISM: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars
- CTX: Context Camera
- HiRISE: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment
- MARSIS: Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding
- SHARAD: Shallow Radar
- THEMIS: Thermal Emission Imaging System
- All Mars missions list
- Mars 2020 Rover
- Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN)
- Mars Exploration Rovers (MER)
- Mars Express (MEX)
- Mars Odyssey
- Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) / Mangalyaan
- Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
- Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Tag Archives: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
It’s not that common to see craters on steep hills, partly because rocks falling downhill can quickly erase such craters. Here, however, a small impact occurred on the sloping wall of a larger crater and is well-preserved. Dark, blocky ejecta … Continue reading
This crater features sand dunes and sand sheets on its floor. What are sand sheets? Snow fall on Earth is a good example of sand sheets: when it snows, the ground gets blanketed with up to a few meters of … Continue reading
Sandlot. Beautiful Mars series.
Small, fresh, and martian – By “fresh,” (and sometimes “recent”), we are talking in geological terms only. Beautiful Mars series.
Dark sediments in the Medusae Fossae Formation. Beautiful Mars series.
Numerous local-scale dust storms danced across the southern mid-to-high latitudes of Mars this past week. During that time, dust storms that developed along the receding north polar ice cap were spotted over the plains of Acidalia, Arcadia, and Utopia. The … Continue reading
Channel near Hale Crater. Beautiful Mars series.
On a field of sublimation – Sublimation is a process where a solid directly turns into a gaseous state. Beautiful Mars series.
This unnamed, approximately 30-kilometer diameter crater, formed in the Southern highlands of Mars. Our image shows regions of geologic diversity within, making this an interesting spot for scientists to study how different Martian processes interact with each other. Gullies, or … Continue reading
Slide on down. Beautiful Mars series.