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- CRISM: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars
- CTX: Context Camera
- HiRISE: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment
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- THEMIS: Thermal Emission Imaging System
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- Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
- Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Tag Archives: polygonal terrain
This image was originally meant to track the movement of sand dunes near the North Pole of Mars, but what’s on the ground in between the dunes is just as interesting! The ground has parallel dark and light stripes from … Continue reading
Planetary Geomorphology Image of the Month, February 1, 2018: Laura Brooker (Open University, Milton Keynes, UK). Polygonal ground of centimetre- to decametre-scale is one of the most common features found in cold-climate regions on Earth and on Mars. Polygonal shapes … Continue reading
Ground cemented by ice covers the high latitudes of Mars, much as it does in Earth’s cold climates. A common landform that occurs in icy terrain are polygons. Polygonal patterns form by winter cooling and contraction cracking of the frozen … Continue reading
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.