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Water ice is buried near Mars equator in small areas

A re-analysis of data from the Neutron Spectrometer on NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter has nearly doubled the data’s resolution. The higher-resolution data show that small deposits of water ice lie buried at shallow depths near the martian equator in several … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dark sediments in the Medusae Fossae Formation

Dark sediments in the Medusae Fossae Formation. Beautiful Mars series.

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Gale Crater’s mound: part of the Medusae Fossae Formation?

The Medusae Fossae Formation (MFF) is a thick deposit of soft materials that erodes easily by wind. The formation spreads in several large patches between the volcanic provinces of Elysium and Tharsis. In addition, outliers extend farther afield, with some … Continue reading

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