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- CRISM: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars
- CTX: Context Camera
- HiRISE: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment
- MARSIS: Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding
- SHARAD: Shallow Radar
- THEMIS: Thermal Emission Imaging System
- All Mars missions list
- Mars 2020 Rover
- Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN)
- Mars Exploration Rovers (MER)
- Mars Express (MEX)
- Mars Odyssey
- Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) / Mangalyaan
- Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
- Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Tag Archives: polygonal terrain
Within a crater in the Southern Highlands. This is a very ancient crater, long filled-in. You can see polygonal patterns in the terrain, mainly due to the contraction of subsurface ice as the seasons change. Beautiful Mars series.
Ground that has a lot of water ice mixed with dirt tends to crack in polygonal patterns bounded by short straight channels. In the South Polar region of Mars this type of terrain may be covered by a seasonal polar … Continue reading
Polygonal network of erosionally exposed ridges. Beautiful Mars series.
The arc of hills in this image is the rim of an old and infilled impact crater. The sediments that were deposited within the crater have since formed polygonal cracks due to repeated cycles of freezing and thawing. The process … Continue reading
Polygonal fracturing on ejecta from a crater in the Arabia region. Beautiful Mars series.
The Slayer Time, Ancient of Days, come hither to consume. Polygons in an impact crater. Beautiful Mars series.
Shield wall — Wonderful terrain the Martian South Pole, with terrific examples of sublimation and polygonal cracks from expansion and contraction due to seasonal changes. Beautiful Mars series.
Exposure of south polar layered deposits. Beautiful Mars series.
Unleash the Polygons! Beautiful Mars series.