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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: stratigraphy
Buried by time. Over time, this crater was buried by folded deposits, although we can still tell it is an impact crater. However, we can still see ridges and gullies. Are these ridges made of material that proved more resistant … Continue reading
We found geology in a chaotic place. The terrain here lives up to its description as “chaotic:” we see small hills, mesas, buttes and valleys. This area is called Oxia Palus, and its debris likely came from Ravi Vallis, which … Continue reading
Terrain at the intersection of a valley and crater floor. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]
Stratified deposits in Crommelin Crater. This target contains light-toned deposits, a key area to investigate the geometrical and geological relationship between the central bulge and the partially sediment-covered crater floor. Also: swirls! Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]
On the contemplation of the stratigraphy of another planet. 255 km above the surface. This image uses the infrared-red-blue filter of the HiRISE camera. Beautiful Mars series.
Dipping layers in Promethei Terra. (Not dipping dots.) Beautiful Mars series.
The layered bedrock in this image was brought from several kilometers of depth during the formation of this 44 kilometer wide crater in the volcanic plains of Lunae Planum. As these layers were exhumed and brought to nearly vertical orientations, … Continue reading
Sol 1222, January 13, 2016. The rover’s ChemCam isn’t limited to closeups of rocks and targets in Curiosity’s nearby surroundings. Using its Remote Micro-Imager, the camera can also focus at infinity. Here it shot a four-frame portrait of the interior … Continue reading
Light-toned layers next to fan in a depression north of Ganges Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.
Arabia Terra stratigraphy. Beautiful Mars series.