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HiRISE: The hills are colorful in Juventae Chasma

There are many hills about 1 kilometer high in Juventae Chasma, which is located north of the main Valles Marineris canyon system. The floor of the canyon is covered by a sea of sand, but the hills rise above the … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Threading between the sand traps

Sol 1642, March 20, 2017. Four Navcam frames capture Mt. Sharp rising above the rocky path leading south towards it, threading between the sand traps along the way. Click image to enlarge it. Sol 1642 raw images (from all cameras), … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Pancam snaps the sourroundings

Sols 4672 & 4674, March 16 & 18, 2017. Opportunity has halted on a low ridge to shoot Pancam color frames on the outcrops nearby. Above, a Navcam composite from Sol 4672 looks south, with yellow outlining the general area … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Sand sea in Rabe Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 20, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of the floor of Rabe Crater, which is covered mostly with a wind-shaped sea of sand. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Rocky path ahead

Sol 1639, March 17, 2017. While Curiosity is studying rocks and sand immediately in front of it, rover drivers are planning a path southward toward Mt. Sharp. Sand lies everywhere, but so do rocks which will help prevent Curiosity from … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Layered deposits in Uzboi Vallis

Layered deposits in Uzboi Vallis sometimes occur in alcoves along the valley and/or below where tributaries enter it. These deposits may record deposition into a large lake that once filled Uzboi Vallis when it was temporarily dammed at its northern … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Canyon’s edge in Ganges Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 17, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Ganges Chasma. Dunes are visible on the floor of the canyon (bottom right corner of the full image). The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Onward to Ogunquit Beach

Sol 1639, March 16, 2017, update by USGS scientist Ryan Anderson: Planning was challenging this morning because of some network issues at JPL, but the team figured out how to work around the problem and still managed to put together … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Surface textures in Sinus Meridiani

Surface textures in Sinus Meridiani. Beautiful Mars series.

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Curiosity update: Busy day for MAHLI

Sol 1638, March 15, 2017, update by USGS scientist Ryan Anderson: Today we are continuing our investigation of Stop #3 of the Bagnold Dune campaign. We start off with some MAHLI images of the APXS targets “Ripogenus” and “Spragueville” from … Continue reading

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