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HiRISE: Lace terrain near craters

Lace terrain near craters. Are these interesting channels due to seasonal sublimation and erosion? Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Layered ice near the South Pole

The two largest ice sheets in the inner solar system are here on Earth, Antarctica and Greenland. The third largest is at the South Pole of Mars and a small part of it is shown here. Much like the terrestrial … Continue reading

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HRSC: Mars upside down

Which way is up in space? Planets are usually shown with the north pole at the top and the south pole at the bottom. In this remarkable image taken by ESA’s Mars Express, the Red Planet is seen with north … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Pits in the south polar layered deposits

Pits in the south polar layered deposits. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: South residual polar cap monitoring

Spooky — The wonderfully strange landscape of the South Polar region. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Patterns unique, yet familiar

This close-up image gives the impression of looking like bacterial cells and their internal structures which travel and split in the process of life. These features are fractal in nature: the same image is preserved through different scales, with the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: 500-Meter circular feature

500-Meter circular feature or possible crater. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Grazing sunlight on rough terrain

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 7, 2016. The ridges in this VIS image are creating shadows due to low Sun angle. Shadows can give indications of the shape of the feature that is casting the shadow. Here, the late … Continue reading

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HiRISE: On a field of sublimation

On a field of sublimation – Sublimation is a process where a solid directly turns into a gaseous state. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Afternoon shadows near south pole

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 5, 2017. Today’s VIS image is of an unnamed crater near the south pole. This image was taken in the late afternoon, and the low sun angle created shadows cast by the crater rim … Continue reading

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