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HiRISE: Color wonderland of Mawrth Vallis

There is a candidate landing site in the Mawrth Vallis region for the European Space Agency’s ExoMars rover, planned to launch in 2020. This is one of the HiRISE images acquired to evaluate this site. Mawrth Vallis has some of … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Mars 2020 candidate landing site in McLaughlin Crater

McLaughlin Crater (21.9 N, 337.6 E) is a large, approximately 95-kilometer diameter impact crater located north of Mawrth Vallis, in Arabia Terra, a region that was made famous by the book and movie “The Martian” by Andy Weir. McLaughlin Crater … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Valleys in a crater near Mawrth Vallis

Valleys in a crater near Mawrth Vallis. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: The Martian, Part 2: Mawrth Vallis

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 13, 2015. All this week, the THEMIS Image of the Day is following on the real Mars the path taken by fictional astronaut Mark Watney, stranded on the Red Planet in the book and … Continue reading

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ExoMars 2018: Landing site choices to narrow

Later this month, scientists and engineers will meet to choose which two, of four possible landing sites for the ExoMars 2018 mission, should be retained as candidates. ExoMars is a joint two-mission endeavour between ESA and Russia’s Roscosmos space agency. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Mawrth Vallis – false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 30, 2015. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. These false color images may reveal subtle variations … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Mawrth Vallis – false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 29, 2015. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. These false color images may reveal subtle variations … Continue reading

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CRISM: Fe/Mg phyllosilicates near Mawrth Vallis

This image shows iron/ magnesium-bearing hydrated minerals called phyllosilicates in a white/red color. Phyllosilicates are clay and clay-like minerals formed by chemical reactions with liquid water. They are very thin (microscopic) stacked layer crystal forms, also called sheet silicates. The … Continue reading

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ExoMars 2018: Landing site shortlist chosen

ExoMars is a joint two-mission endeavour between ESA and Russia’s Roscosmos space agency. The Trace Gas Orbiter and an entry, descent, and landing demonstrator module, Schiaparelli, will be launched in January 2016, arriving at Mars nine months later. The Rover … Continue reading

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CRISM: Phyllosilicate minerals near Mawrth Vallis

This image, which covers a site located slightly west of the Mawrth Vallis outflow channel, shows aluminum-containing minerals called phyllosilicates in a cyan color and iron-magnesium-containing phyllosilicates in a red/magenta color. Phyllosilicates are clay and clay-like minerals formed by chemical … Continue reading

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