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HiRISE: Pits and depressions to the east of Juventae Chasma

Pits and depressions to the east of Juventae Chasma. Juventae Chasma is a large box canyon, located north of Valles Marineris in the Coprates quadrangle and cuts more than 5 kilometers into the plains of Lunae Planum. HiRISE Picture of … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Pits and flows

Pits and flows. This observation shows smooth-textured flows on the plateau south of the collapse pit chain of Ophir Catena. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive. [More at links]

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HiRISE: An elongated pit in Margaritifer Terra

An elongated pit in Margaritifer Terra. There is nothing more interesting than a feature that resembles a giant amoeba. Margaritifer Terra is an ancient, heavily cratered region, centered just south of the Martian equator, and covers 2600 kilometers at its … Continue reading

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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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