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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter: Images of Mars

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Possible Impacts from MSL Hardware

This cluster of small impact craters was spotted by the Context Camera on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in the region northwest of Gale Crater, the landing site of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover, Curiosity. (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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Bedding Details in Layered Rock

This beautiful image shows terrific layers and exposed bedrock along a cliff in west Candor Chasma, which is part of the extensive Valles Marineris canyon system.(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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Fretted Terrains and Ground Deformation

This observation shows an excellent example of what is called "fretted terrain," termed so because of the eroded appearance of the surface. (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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Fall Frosting

Richardson Crater is home to this sea of sand dunes. It was fall in the Southern hemisphere when this image was acquired and the dunes are frosted with the first bit of carbon dioxide ice condensed from the atmosphere. (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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Wow, I remember when I was a kid all we ever got were very fuzzy, hard to see images and now you can see things in really great detail. Technology marches on.

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