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New images from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

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Dust Covered Channels on Tharsis Tholus

Tharsis Tholus is one of the smaller shield volcanoes on Mars' massive "Tharsis Rise." The main shield is covered by a very thick blanket (or "mantle") of loose material. This is likely to be the same dust that is found across all of Mars. (Enhanced color images are 1 km across.)

Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Source: University of Arizona, HiRISE site - HiClips

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Hints of an Ancient Shoreline in Southern Isidis Planitia

This area--known as the Deuteronilus contact of the Isidis Basin--has been interpreted as a possible ancient shoreline. There are also suggestions that this contact is of volcanic origin. (Enhanced color images are 1 km across.)

Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Source: University of Arizona, HiRISE site - HiClips

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Cratered Cones in Tartarus Montes

Many types of craters exist on Mars. Most are generated by impacts of asteroids and comets. (Enhanced color images are 1 km across.)

Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Source: University of Arizona, HiRISE site - HiClips

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Breached Rim of a Circular Depression

This image shows an impact crater with a diameter of approximately 2 kilometers located in the Coloe Fossae region of Mars. (Enhanced color images are 1 km across.)

Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Source: University of Arizona, HiRISE site - HiClips

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