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HiRISE: Possible sulfate and clay evaporitic deposit in Schiaparelli Crater

Possible sulfate and clay evaporitic deposit in Schiaparelli Crater. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Entrance to Mawrth Vallis

In Andy Weir’s “The Martian,” stranded astronaut Mark Watney drives from the Ares 3 landing site in Acidalia Planitia towards the Ares 4 landing site in Schiaparelli Crater via Mawrth Vallis. This image covers the entrance to Mawrth Vallis. (Have … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Crater – false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 25, 2016. Today’s false color image shows an unnamed crater located on the floor of the much larger Schiaparelli Crater. The dark blue material located in the topographic lows is basaltic sand. The THEMIS … Continue reading

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ESA: On the rim of Schiaparelli Crater

A 42 km-wide impact crater and numerous smaller craters straddle the northwestern rim of the 460 km-diameter Schiaparelli basin in this image taken by ESA’s Mars Express on 15 July 2010. The large basin is named for Italian astronomer Giovanni … Continue reading

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THEMIS: The Martian, Part 5: Schiaparelli Crater floor

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 16, 2015. All this week, the THEMIS Image of the Day has been following on the real Mars the path taken by fictional astronaut Mark Watney, stranded on the Red Planet in the book … Continue reading

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THEMIS: The Martian, Part 4: Schiaparelli Crater rim

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 15, 2015. All this week, the THEMIS Image of the Day is following on the real Mars the path taken by fictional astronaut Mark Watney, stranded on the Red Planet in the book and … Continue reading

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HiRISE: From Ares 3 to Ares 4

We previously released stereo images of the Ares 3 landing site from Andy Weir’s “The Martian.” In the novel, stranded astronaut Mark Watney travels from the Ares 3 site to the Ares 4 site where a Mars Ascent Vehicle could … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Layers and sand in Schiaparelli Crater

Schiaparelli Crater is a 460 kilometer (286 mile) wide multi-ring structure. However, it is a very shallow crater, apparently filled by younger materials such as lava and/or fluvial and aeolian sediments. Most of the floor is covered by a thin … Continue reading

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