Tag Archives: NASA

THEMIS: Garden of Rubble in Coprates Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 29, 2017. This image is located in central Coprates Chasma. The floor of the chasma is covered by a complex deposit of material. This chaotic surface differs from most of the floor of the … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Going up….

Sol 1829, September 28, 2017. Leaving Bar Harbor quadrangle and entering Kuruman quad, Curiosity is driving steadily up the stepped layers on top of Vera Rubin Ridge. The Navcam composite above looks south toward Mt. Sharp and the path ahead, … Continue reading

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Curiosity updates: Hello Kuruman!

Sol 1829, September 27, 2017, update by MSL scientist Abigail Fraeman: As was predicted in yesterday’s blog, we have officially left the “Bar Harbor” quadrangle and are now into the “Kuruman” quadrangle. This quadrangle is named after a charming town … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Swirled dunes at foot of Coprates canyon wall

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 28, 2017. This image is located in eastern Coprates Chasma. The image shows a relatively smooth floor, with a group of sand dune forms located against the wall of the chasma (bottom of image). … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Bye, bye, Bar Harbor

Sol 1828, September 27, 2017, update by MSL scientist Michelle Minitti: Before landing, Curiosity’s landing ellipse and the foothills of Mt. Sharp were divided up into quadrangles – squares ~1.5 km on a side – to give science team members … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Tiny spiders off south polar layered deposits

Tiny spiders off south polar layered deposits. Beautiful Mars series.

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MARCI weather report, September 18-24, 2017

Dust-lifting activity was sparse this past week on Mars. In the first half of the week, small dust storm fronts and hazes were spotted over northern Acidalia — near the seasonal north polar ice cap edge. Looking further south, equatorial … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Rough floor in Coprates Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 27, 2017. This image is located in central Coprates Chasma. The image shows multiple landslide features, which form the bright lobed shaped deposits at the bottom of the canyon cliff face (top of image). … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Head of the valley in false color

Sol 4859, September 24, 2017. Five Pancam frames in false color (Holger Isenberg) profile the head of Perseverance Valley, looking upslope from the rover’s perch on a Sun-favored “lily pad.” Opportunity’s tracks into the valley are visible in the disturbed … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Badlands in Coprates Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 26, 2017. This image is located on the eastern side of Coprates Chasma, near Capri Chasma. The image shows multiple landslide features, which form lobed shaped deposits at the bottom of the canyon cliff … Continue reading

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