Tag Archives: MRO

HiRISE: Tributary valleys near Shalbatana Vallis

Tributary valleys near Shalbatana Vallis. One of the justifications for taking this image was to look for inner valley features such as terraces. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Inverted channel on elevated terrain

An inverted channel on elevated terrain. Interesting fluvial processes that might help improve our understanding of the deposits in the Medusae Fossae Formation. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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MARCI weather report, July 23-29, 2018

During the past week, dust continued to gradually settle out of the martian atmosphere as part of the long decay phase of the planet-encircling dust event. Regional surface albedo features, such as Noachis, Syrtis, Cimmeria, and Sirenum became more prominent. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: It’s all about that flow

It’s all about that flow. There are a number of crevasse-like features here. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: The bedforms, they are a-changin’

The bedforms, they are a-changin’. This is in Zephyria Planum. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Cluster of dunes in Tyrrhena Terra

A cluster of dunes within a crater in Tyrrhena Terra. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: This is not the hydrothermal deposit you’re looking for

A hotspot for exploration on Mars centers on areas that were once, or are currently, next to a significant source of heat such as volcanoes. Martian volcanoes have not been active for the last couple million years, but beneath the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dark side of dust avalanches

The dark side of dust avalanches. Changes on the Martian surface are detected by imaging the same area more than once. Here, we see several new dust avalanches on the slopes of ridges within the Olympus Mons Aureole. These changes … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, July 16-22, 2018

Dust clouds and hazes still loomed over Mars last week. Some atmospheric clearing was spotted over Noachis and Aonia Terra as the planet-encircling dust event transitioned to a decay phase. The edges of the canyons that make up Valles Marineris … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Fans and valleys

An impact crater approximately 23 kilometers across is home to fan-shaped deposits that extend from the rim and sit on the interior crater floor. Thick beds with varying tone are exposed along the edge of the fan. Shallow valleys that … Continue reading

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