Results tagged “MARS”

Recurring slope lineae are Martian seasonal features characterized by a low brightness (albedo) during local spring/summer that fade during winter/late summer.

Phobos Transits The Face Of The Sun

NASA's Mars Perseverance rover acquired this image using its Left Mastcam-Z camera. Mastcam-Z is a pair of cameras located high on the rover's mast.

This crater rim shows some layering in Context Camera images that is markedly similar to other landforms around the area.

Central peaks often reveal interesting minerals, so our primary goal with this observation is to examine bedrock minerals.

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover spent most of March climbing the "Greenheugh Pediment" - a gentle slope capped by rubbly sandstone.

Polygonal Dunes On Mars

Polygons are of great interest because they often indicate the presence of shallow ice or of desiccation such as in a mud flat. However, Nature sometimes seems too clever for us.

This colorful scene is situated in the Noctis Labyrinthus, perched high on the Tharsis rise in the upper reaches of the Valles Marineris canyon system.

A Closer Look At Utopia Planitia

New views from ESA's Mars Express reveal fascinating ice-related features in Mars' Utopia region - home to the largest known impact basin not only on the Red Planet, but in the Solar System.

Do you see a dome or a pit? Sometimes it is hard to tell! In this case, the answer is that we're looking at a pit, if the title didn't already give it away.

This well-preserved impact crater in Tyrrhena Terra, northeast of Hellas Planitia, is approximately 6 kilometers in diameter.

Newly discovered deposits of layered ice in craters scattered around Mars' southern hemisphere provide insights into how the planet's orientation controlled the planet's climate over the past 4 million years, according to a new study.

This image shows material almost completely filling an impact crater to the northeast of Hale Crater, perhaps water-rich ejecta from Hale itself.

Crater Trio In Lunae Planum, Mars

This image was taken on 22 March 2021 in the Lunae Planum region [16.74°N, 300.9°E] of Mars by the CaSSIS camera on the ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO).

Ice-Exposing Scarps On Mars

There are steep scarps facing the poles of both hemispheres that expose thick (up to 100 meters or more) sections of nearly pure water ice.

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used its Mast Camera, or Mastcam, to capture this scene around a drill hole named "Edinburgh."

Star Dunes in Tyrrhena Terra, Mars

An amazing aspect of Mars that is captured in many HiRISE images is geologic diversity within a small area.

Defrosting Dunes in Kaiser Crater

The dark sand dune at the center of this observation is covered in a blanket of white seasonal ice in the winter.

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover looks back at its wheel tracks on March 17, 2022, the 381th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.

Icy Cliffs In Milankovic Crater On Mars

This area, on the western edge of Milankovic Crater on Mars, has a thick deposit of sediment that covers a layer rich in ice. The ice is not obvious unless you look in color.

Perseverance Looks Toward Santa Cruz

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover looks out at an expanse of boulders on the landscape in front of a location nicknamed "Santa Cruz" on Feb. 16, 2022, the 353rd Martian day, or sol, of the mission.

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