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HiRISE: Acheron Catena

Acheron Catena. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: InSight lander on Mars

This is a HiRISE image of the NASA InSight lander, plus other pieces of hardware on Mars after its successful landing on 26 November 2018.It looks like the heat shield (upper right) has its dark outside facing down, since it … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Eastern slope of Asimov Crater’s central pit

Asimov is an 84-kilometer diameter crater located in the southern ancient highlands of Mars. It is distinguished from other craters in this region in that it contains both a ring-depression just within the crater rim and a pit near the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Slope streaking

We have been monitoring the slope streaks on this hill for several years. There are definitive changes between this September 2018 image and a previous one in December 2016. Earlier streaks have since faded and new, darker streaks are visible. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: The enduring charm of spiders

Araneiform terrain (colloquially: spider-like terrain) is located in the south polar region of Mars and evolves in appearance over the spring and summer. In the season shown here, the thin bright lines on the surface (the spider legs) are troughs … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Swiss cheese on a red planet

The Martian south polar cap is a layer of carbon dioxide ice, full of pits that make it look like Swiss cheese. The pits form when the Sun heats the ice and makes it sublimate (transform from a solid to … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Layering and faulting in layered deposits in Candor Chasma

Layering and faulting in layered deposits in Candor Chasma. This observation was a last minute one done as nadir-only, meaning when the camera is pointing straight down at the surface, as opposed to an angle when we want to create … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Eastern rim of a Terra Cimmeria crater

Eastern rim of a crater in Terra Cimmeria. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Layers in a crater near Phlegra Montes

Layers in a crater near Phlegra Montes. The objective of this observation is to examine layers near the top of a crater. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Delta-like lobes in Aeolis Dorsa

Delta-like lobes in Aeolis Dorsa. Branching fluvial deposits appear similar to others at Aeolis Dorsa which have been interpreted as delta-like. With HiRISE images and elevation models we would be able to measure deposit thicknesses more accurately. Observations like these … Continue reading

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