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HiRISE: Periglacial terrain & dust devil tracks

Periglacial terrain. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Lineated terrain

Lineated terrain — At first glance, these appear as ridges, but a closer inspection shows  patterned ground on a (roughly) level surface. In the absence of a slope, how did these form? Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Glacial-like outwash in Phlegra Montes?

Possible glacial-like outwash systems in Phlegra Montes. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Periglacial swirls on a valley floor

Wondrously, wickedly wavy. Beautiful Mars series.

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Possible periglacial landscape in Utopia Planitia

Planetary Geomorphology Image of the Month, July 2015: Alex Barrett (Open University, UK). The following images show the walls of a two kilometre diameter impact crater in Utopia Planitia on Mars. This region is part of the low lying Northern … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Mantled terrain in southern mid-latitudes

The mid-latitudes of Mars (about 30 to 60 degrees, north and south) are covered in ice-rich mantling deposits in varying states of degradation. This mantle is thought to be deposited as snow during periods when the angle of the tilt … Continue reading

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