Tag Archives: Meridiani Planum

HiRISE: The wind is your only companion at Meridiani Planum

The wind is your only companion at Meridiani Planum. This area in Meridiani Planum is not far from the landing site of the rover Opportunity. Beautiful Mars series.

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Radar shows thick, porous sediments & no ground ice under Meridiani Planum

New findings reveal deposits on Mars that could be interpreted to be ice-rich may contain little or no ice at all, based on an analysis of radar sounder data for Meridiani Planum — an area on the planet’s equator being … Continue reading

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Mars Express: Rover craters

In the week of 18 September 2017, the low-resolution webcam on ESA’s Mars Express captured some impressive images from between 3000 km to 5000 km altitude. The image series is being used to calibrate the camera now that it has … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Meridiani Planum landforms

Meridiani Planum landforms. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: The White Cliffs of ‘Rover’

This image reminds us of the rugged and open terrain of a stark shore-line, perhaps of an island nation, such as the British Isles. A close-up in enhanced color produces a striking effect, giving the impression of a cloud-covered cliff … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Sinuous ridge with a meander

Sinuous ridge with a meander east of Meridiani Planum. Beautiful Mars series.

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Opportunity landing site in color

A new observation from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captures the landing platform that the rover Opportunity left behind in Eagle Crater more than 13 years and 27 miles (or 44 kilometers) ago. A series of bounces and tumbles after … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Recent crater & bedrock in Meridiani Planum

Recent crater and bedrock in Meridiani Planum. Beautiful Mars series.

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Opportunity: Geologically fresh crater

Sol 4680, March 24, 2017. A relatively fresh crater from a small meteorite impact lies out on the sands of Meridiani, just west of the Endeavour Crater rim. (False color Pancam  reconstruction by Holger Isenberg.) For a larger version, click … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Surface textures in Sinus Meridiani

Surface textures in Sinus Meridiani. Beautiful Mars series.

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