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HiRISE: Pitted material and mounds

Pitted material and mounds in Chryse Planitia. This rough-looking material has many meter-length pits. What exactly is this stuff? Chryse Planitia shows evidence of water erosion in the past, and is the bottom end for many outflow channels from the southern … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Pits galore near Kasei Valles

Pits galore near Kasei Valles. These are located near the edge of a lava outflow region, for which there is evidence of subsurface tube flows. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Mesas and pits

What’s up and what’s down? This image covers mesas, or high-standing plateaus, to the north and pits, or low-standing, depressions to the south. If it looks the other way around, then you are not seeing the topography correctly. Remember that … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Pits and troughs in Tempe Terra

Pits and troughs in Tempe Terra. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Exposed megabreccias, pitted materials

Exposed megabreccias and pitted materials. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Formations in Sinai Planum

Beautiful Mars series: Formations in Sinai Planum. More Beautiful Mars images.

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