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THEMIS: Dunes swirl across landslide rubble

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 7, 2017. This VIS image is located along the northern cliff face of Melas Chasma. The linear features are large landslide surfaces. A region of sand dunes is located along the change in elevation … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Making tracks

Sol 1896, December 6, 2017. Soft, smooth ground preserves rover tracks, as Curiosity heads eastward atop Vera Rubin Ridge. This Navcam composite view looks northwest. Follow the rover tracks back and note the impact crater inside the Gale Crater rim … 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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MARCI weather report, Nov 27-Dec 3, 2017

During the past week on Mars, dust hazes and dust clouds were observed over northern Utopia, just west of the Olympia dune field. Looking to the low latitudes, the aphelion cloud belt proceeded to dominate the skies with condensate water-ice … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Landslide rubble, hills, and layered deposits on floor of Melas Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 6, 2017. This VIS image is located right at the edge of the canyon with the surrounding plains – the flat area at the bottom of the image. Some small landslide deposits are visible … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Dogleg left

Sol 1895-96, December 5, 2017, update by MSL scientist Mark Salvatore: After spending the weekend analyzing the chemistry of several interesting targets, the science team has planned yet another action-packed science investigation into Curiosity’s next two days on Vera Rubin … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Along the wall of Janssen Crater

Along the wall of Janssen Crater. Janssen Crater is 158 km wide, and named after Pierre Janssen, a French astronomer credited with discovering the gaseous nature of the solar chromosphere. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Layered deposits in Melas Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 5, 2017. Today’s image is just a bit further to the west of yesterday’s. Here there are no dunes, but extensive outcrops of layered material. It is possible that these layered deposits were formed … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Exploring the ridge top

Sol 1894, December 4, 2017. In a series of six short drives, including several where MAHLI (Mars Hand Lens Imager) photos of rocks were taken, Curiosity rolled about 20 meters (64 feet). Its path curved around to avoid a depression … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Terrain west of Oenotria Scopuli

Terrain west of Oenotria Scopuli. Beautiful Mars series.

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