HiRISE

Fresh Crater on Mars

Impact crater in the Sirenum Fossae region of Mars

This impressive closeup image captured from (HiRISE) camera, of a “fresh” (on a geological scale, though quite old on a human scale) impact crater in the Sirenum Fossae region of Mars, on March 30, 2015.

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By |June 8, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |

Curiosity Mars Rover at Pahrump Hills

Curiosity Mars Rover from HiRISE

Curiosity Mars rover at the “Pahrump Hills” area of Gale Crater, viewed from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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By |February 5, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |

The Brain of Mars revealed

The Brain of Mars 1

NASA release image of huge circular area on the red planet‘s surface that looks like a giant brain.

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By |December 5, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |

Active Dune Field on Mars

Active Dunes of Nili Patera

One of the most active dune fields on Mars is Nili Patera. Is continuously monitored with the HiRISE, with a new image acquired about every six weeks.

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By |May 5, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , |

Martian Chiaroscuro

Martian Chiaroscuro

A Martian surface high-resolution close-up, of the of this deep shadows creating dramatic contrasts between light and dark. Recorded on January 24 by the HiRISE camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.    Image © HiRISE, MRO, LPL (U. Arizona), NASA

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By |March 22, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |

A Spectacular Martian Impact Crater

A Spectacular Martian Impact Crater

A dramatic, fresh impact crater on Mars dominates this image taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

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By |February 6, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |

Sand dunes in Mars’ Noachis Terra

Sand dunes in Mars' Noachis Terra

This image from HiRISE, the high resolution camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, reflects the ridges of sand dunes in an impact crater, in Mars’ Noachis Terra region.   Image © uahirise.org

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By |December 23, 2013|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |

Two Generations of Mars Dunes

Two Generations of Mars Dunes

This colorful scene situated in the Noctis Labyrinthus region of Mars, perched high on the Tharsis rise in the upper reaches of the Valles Marineris canyon system.    Image © NASA/JPL/University of Arizona / Paul Geissler

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By |September 25, 2013|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |

Mysterious ridges formed on Mars

Schiaparelli Crater on Mars

This area, a crater within the larger Schiaparelli Crater on Mars, originally was targeted to investigate the circumferential layers that fill the crater, evidence for possible past deposition from air-fall dust or even water.   Image © NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

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By |September 18, 2013|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |

Beautiful pictures of Mars

Gasa Crater Gully Monitoring

These beautiful pictures of Mars are digital terrain models (DTM), created from high resolution HiRISE stereo pairs.  Gasa Crater Gully Monitoring.

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By |July 5, 2013|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , |