Tag Archives: Meridiani Planum

HiRISE: Etched terrain in Meridiani Planum

Etched terrain in Meridiani Planum. Meridiani Planum is a plain located 2 degrees south of Mars’ equator, and the region itself is home to the rover Opportunity. (Altitude: 271 km.) Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: The fault in our Mars

This image of northern Meridiani Planum shows faults that have disrupted layered deposits. Some of the faults produced a clean break along the layers, displacing and offsetting individual beds (yellow arrow). Interestingly, the layers continue across the fault and appear … Continue reading

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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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