Results tagged “MARS”

The Chinese Zhurong rover landed on Mars in May 2021. (It was 14 May in the United States, but 15 May China.)

With its recent 21st flight complete, the Red Planet rotorcraft is on its way to setting more records during its second year of operations.

Carbon Dioxide Ice On Mars

Every winter, a layer of carbon dioxide frost (dry ice) forms on the surface of Mars.

A Large New Slump in Eos Chasma on Mars

In geology, a slump forms a mass of loosely consolidated material or a rock layer moves a short distance down a slope. The movement is characterized by sliding along a concave-upward or planar surface.

The ridges in this image may be the inverted (high instead of low) remains of old river channels.

Dark Patches Formed by Craters

In the ancient past, this area of Mars was bombarded by impactors, forming craters of various sizes in the light-toned material.

A Martian Crater With Exposed Layers

On Earth, geologists can dig holes and pull up core samples to find out what lies beneath the surface.

Layering In Danielson Crater On Mars

This image shows a classic example of Martian sedimentary rock in Danielson Crater.

The purpose of this image is to study features similar to those being explored by the Curiosity rover.

The Emirates Mars Mission, the first interplanetary exploration undertaken by an Arab nation, is returning a number of unique observations of Martian dust storms, providing unparalleled depth of information and insight into the way in which these storms evolve and spread across huge swathes of the planet.

Megabreccia (large jumbled rock fragments) form from energetic events such as impacts and landslides, and are commonly found near the central peaks and pits of impact craters on Mars.

The dusty faces of the Moon and Mars conceal unseen hazards for future explorers.

How Old Are Martian Gullies?

Gullies eroded into the steep inner slope of an impact crater at this location appear perfectly pristine.

Our rationale for acquiring this image it to observe how the surface flow patterns in the area vary with distance from the crater.

According to the white paper, China's Space Activities in 2016, the Mars sample return mission represents one of the main tasks to be implemented in China's deep space exploration field in the next 10 years.

Dune Gullies in Matara Crater On Mars

This observation shows changing dunes and incised gullies in the southern Matara Crater.

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.

HiRISE has been monitoring steep slopes on Mars because some of them reveal active processes.

Mounds In Chryse Planitia, Mars

Rising above the crater pockmarked plain of Chryse Planitia, the objective of this observation is to examine mounds that have ridges and are located atop pedestals. The scene is also pictured in a Context Camera image.

Ch'al-Type Rocks at Santa Cruz On Mars

About 20 inches (50 centimeters) across on average, the boulders in the foreground are among the type of rocks the rover team has named "Ch'al" (the Navajo term for "frog" and pronounced "chesh").

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