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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter: Mars Images

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Spring Slide

The North Polar region of Mars is capped with layers of water ice and dust, called the "polar layered deposits." This permanent polar cap is covered in the winter with a layer of seasonal carbon dioxide ice.

http://www.uahirise.org/ESP_033433_2650

(Audio by Phil Plait. Enhanced color images are 1 km across.)

Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Source: University of Arizona, HiRISE site - HiClips

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Enigmatic Channels on the Floor of Mangala Valles

This particular area, called Mangala Valles and located near the Tharsis region, and may be an example of the action of liquid water in the ancient Martian past.

(Audio by Tre Gibbs. Enhanced color images are 1 km across.)

http://www.uahirise.org/ESP_033264_1640

Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Source: University of Arizona, HiRISE site - HiClips

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Martian Thunderbird

This non-circular pit is due to a low angle impact from an asteroid or comet. The raised plateau west of the crater was where most of the impact debris landed.

(Audio by Tre Gibbs. Enhanced color images are 1 km across.)

http://www.uahirise.org/ESP_033297_1745

Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Source: University of Arizona, HiRISE site - HiClips

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Beautiful Layers in the Central Uplift of Mazamba Crater

This is only one of four impact craters known that possesses intact layers exposed in the central uplift.

(Audio by Lisa Loeb. Enhanced color images are 1 km across.)

http://www.uahirise.org/ESP_033248_1520

Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Source: University of Arizona, HiRISE site - HiClips

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