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HiRISE: Dipping layers

Dipping layers. These aren’t dipping dots. The objective of this observation is to examine several sets of dipping layers in a depression in Ismeniae Fossae, which straddles the southern highlands/northern lowlands of Mars. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive. [More … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Still life with an impact crater

Still life with an impact crater. Ice fill within a crater in the north polar layered deposits (NPLD) may be a site where accumulation could be observed, helping to settle a long-term problem in Mars polar science: are the NPLD … Continue reading

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HiRISE: An interesting layered deposit

An interesting layered deposit. The objective of this observation is to examine layers in an impact crater, located in Galaxias Fossae. Pictures like this will help us put together a geological history of the region. Note the indentation on the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: The floor of a crater in the Phlegra region

The floor of a crater in the Phlegra region. The objective of this observation is to examine this crater floor that not only cracks in it, but also what looks like lava piled up in one area. HiRISE Picture of … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Hephaestus Fossae pits

Hephaestus Fossae pits. The Hephaestus Fossae are a system of troughs and channels that are about 604 kilometers in length. The fossae have been tentatively identified as outflow channels, but their origin and evolution remain ambiguous. HiRISE Picture of the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Slope monitoring

Slope monitoring. The recurring slope lineae (RSL) in this image are large and have high contrast. Most importantly, we see multiple examples of RSL flowing on bedrock, alternating between bedrock and regolith and bedrock and regolith, and regolith only. Do … Continue reading

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HiRISE: In the land of Terra Sabaea

In the land of Terra Sabaea. The rationale for this observation is to look at the fluvial features and diverse composition of the terrain. Terra Sabaea is fairly large and parts of it are found in five quadrangle regions of … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Collapsed material on the floor of Orson Welles Crater

Collapsed material on the floor of Orson Welles Crater. This observation captures collapsed blocks of material on floor of Orson Welles Crater. Layers and the clay minerals found in this 125-kilometer crater are evidence that it once contained a lake. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Terrain near Idaeus Fossae

Terrain near Idaeus Fossae. Many valleys occur all over Mars that reveal an extensive ancient history of liquid water erosion. While these valley systems are typically now covered with fine soils and sand dunes, the overall scale and shape of … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Mounds in depressions in Deuteronilus Mensae

Mounds in depressions in Deuteronilus Mensae. The objective of this observation is to determine the nature of round mounds in depressions. The depressions may be part of the ribbed upper plains unit. Some of the edges of the depressions are … Continue reading

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