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HiRISE: Surface textures in Sinus Meridiani

Surface textures in Sinus Meridiani. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: A closer look at Holden Crater

Holden Crater in southern Margaritifer Terra displays a series of finely layered deposits on its floor (white and light purple in an enhanced color image). The layered deposits are especially well exposed in the southwestern section of the crater where … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Fans and crater floor deposits southeast of Vinogradov Crater

This white, purple, and pink surface is located on the floor of an impact crater on the southeast rim of the larger Vinogradov Crater in southern Margaritifer Terra. The surface consists of what is left of a series of thin … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Barchan dune changes

Barchan dune changes in the Hellespontus region. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Crater floor in Arabia Terra

Crater floor in Arabia Terra. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Bedrock outcrops in Kaiser Crater

This enhanced-color image shows a patch of well-exposed bedrock on the floor of Kaiser Crater. The wind has stripped off the overlying soil, and created grooves and scallops in the bedrock. The narrow linear ridges are fractures that have been … Continue reading

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HiRISE: West Coprates Chasma

West Coprates Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Dust ridges in Daedalia Planum

Dust ridges in Daedalia Planum. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Seasonal flows on warm slopes

Recurring Slope Lineae (called “RSL”) are seasonally-repeating dark flows that are active at the warmest times of the year. Some of these grow from the top of the steep slope downwards as expected for liquid or granular flows. Others show … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Bedrock exposures in Juventae Chasma

Bedrock exposures in Juventae Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.

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