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Images From Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 10:53 PM


Polygonal Surface Patterns at the South Pole

Like Earth, Mars has concentrations of water ice at both poles. Because Mars is so much colder, however, the seasonal ice that gets deposited at high latitudes in the winter and is removed in the spring (generally analogous to winter-time snow on Earth) is actually carbon-dioxide ice. (Audio by Tre Gibbs. Enhanced color images are 1 km across.)

Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona  

Source: University of Arizona, HiRISE site - HiClips

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 10:56 PM


Bright Dunes in Syria Planum

This image shows curious bright deposits in Syria Planum, a high elevation region near the summit of the Tharsis rise. (Audio by Tre Gibbs. Enhanced color images are 1 km across.)
http://www.uahirise....ESP_032735_1680

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 10:58 PM


Diffuse Winter Lighting of the Chasma Boreale Scarp

Sunlight was just starting to reach the high Northern latitudes in late winter when HiRISE captured this image of part of the steep scarps around portions of the North Polar layered deposits. (Audio by Tre Gibbs. Enhanced color images are 1 km across.)
http://www.uahirise....ESP_032559_2645

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 11:00 PM


Possible Cyclic Bedding within a Crater in Arabia Terra

Cyclic bedding" refers to a pattern of layering caused by repeated fluctuations in the amount of available sediment that creates new rock layers. These fluctuations are caused by long-term changes in the region's climate (Audio by Tre Gibbs. Enhanced color images are 1 km across.)
http://www.uahirise....ESP_018714_1890

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