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Liquid water and water Ice on Gale Crater, Mars

Planetary Geomorphology Image of the Month, September 2014: Alberto G. FairĂ©n, (Cornell University and Centro de AstrobiologĂ­a, Spain). Gale Crater, the site of the currently active Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) or Curiosity Rover mission, is a ~154-km-diameter impact crater formed … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Flow in mesa valley in Protonilus Mensae

Flow leaving a mesa valley in Protonilus Mensae. Beautiful Mars series.

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Latitude controlled Amazonian ice flows

Signs of underground ice deposited in the Amazonian period (the most recent in Martian history) are common in many places on Mars. Evidence includes tropical mountain glacier deposits, lobate debris aprons, lineated valley fill, concentric crater fill, and pedestal craters. … Continue reading

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