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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: south polar region
Pits in the south polar layered deposits. Beautiful Mars series.
Spooky — The wonderfully strange landscape of the South Polar region. Beautiful Mars series.
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
500-Meter circular feature or possible crater. Beautiful Mars series.
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
On a field of sublimation – Sublimation is a process where a solid directly turns into a gaseous state. Beautiful Mars series.
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
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
Gas under pressure will choose an easy escape route. In this image, the terrain is covered with a seasonal layer of dry ice. The weak spots, for gas sublimating from the bottom of the seasonal ice layer to escape, appear … Continue reading