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Favorite Images From Mars

  • Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'Mojave' on Mount Sharp
  • Yardangs in Arsinoes Chaos, Mars
  • Martian Concretions Near Fram Crater
  • Cross-Bedding at 'Whale Rock'
  • You Are My 'Hole' World!
  • 'Pillinger Point' Overlooking Endeavour Crater on Mars (False Color)
  • Curiosity and Rover Tracks at 'the Kimberley,' April 2014
  • Shadow Portrait of NASA Rover Opportunity on Martian Slope
  • You made a big impact on me!
  • Erosion by Scarp Retreat in Gale Crater (Unannotated)
  • Mars Global View of Valles Marineris
  • Curiosity Leaves Its Mark
  • Focusing the 100-millimeter Mastcam
  • The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) team
  • Hands Held High
  • The Serpent Dust Devil of Mars
  • A Martian Sunset
  • Dust Devils on Mars
  • East Rim of Endeavour Crater
  • Martian Mosaic
  • A Wild Assortment of Jumbled Rocks
  • Northern Ice Cap of Mars
  • A Gem of a Find
  • Crater on North Polar Layered Deposits
  • Mars' Moon Phobos
  • Defrosting Polar Sand Dunes
  • 'Victoria Crater' at Meridiani Planum
  • Still Shining After All This Time (Vertical)
  • Endurance Crater's Dazzling Dunes
Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'Mojave' on Mount Sharp Yardangs in Arsinoes Chaos, Mars Martian Concretions Near Fram Crater Cross-Bedding at 'Whale Rock' You Are My 'Hole' World! 'Pillinger Point' Overlooking Endeavour Crater on Mars (False Color) Curiosity and Rover Tracks at 'the Kimberley,' April 2014 Shadow Portrait of NASA Rover Opportunity on Martian Slope You made a big impact on me! Erosion by Scarp Retreat in Gale Crater (Unannotated) Mars Global View of Valles Marineris Curiosity Leaves Its Mark Focusing the 100-millimeter Mastcam The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) team Hands Held High The Serpent Dust Devil of Mars A Martian Sunset Dust Devils on Mars East Rim of Endeavour Crater Martian Mosaic A Wild Assortment of Jumbled Rocks Northern Ice Cap of Mars A Gem of a Find Crater on North Polar Layered Deposits Mars' Moon Phobos Defrosting Polar Sand Dunes 'Victoria Crater' at Meridiani Planum Still Shining After All This Time (Vertical) Endurance Crater's Dazzling Dunes

Mars: Press Release Images

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This image shows layers of rock stacked like a staircase, their edges extending diagonally from top left to bottom right and stepping downward from the lower left to the top right. At the far left of the image is an eroded, round crater filled with a row of nearly parallel sand dunes. To the right of the crater, a pinkish-colored layer of light-toned rock within the staircase contains opal.
A Gem of a Find
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An image of the north polar layered deposits on Mars and the bright ice cap that covers them.
Crater on North Polar Layered Deposits
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This image shows an example of layers in the Martian north polar deposits. These deposits, part of the Planum Boreum dome, are composed mainly of water ice and small amounts of dust.

The layers within these deposits are exposed by shallowly-sloping troughs that cut into them. This image is particularly interesting because it crosses complicated trough geometry, making the layers appear curved and exposing multiple stratigraphic levels.

Note that layers of different thicknesses are visible. Layer thickness is directly related to the accumulation rate of the layer; a higher accumulation rate will lead to a thicker layer. However, a myriad of factors work together to influence accumulation rate, such as the amount of sunlight reaching the surface and the amount of water in the contemporaneous atmosphere.
Stratigraphy of the North Polar Deposits
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Growing Library of Mars Spectrometer Images
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Image of Hesperia Planum from the HiRISE camera on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Hesperia Planum
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Deformation Bands in Martian Bedrock
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This is a color image of the largest of Mars' two moons, Phobos. It appears pinkish in color with a giant crater dent on the far, right-side. The crater edges seem whiter than the rest of the image.
Mars' Moon Phobos
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Clay Minerals in Mawrth Vallis Region of Mars
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The larger and inner of the two martian moons, Phobos, is seen here floating just above the martian limb.
Phobos Just Below Mars Limb
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An image of Phobos by the High-Resolution Stereo Camera on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft, taken on January 10, 2007.
Phobos as Seen by Mars Express
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Crater Floor Deposits in Promethei Terra
Crater Floor Deposits in Promethei Terra
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This map shows the thickness of the north polar layered deposits on Mars as measured by the Shallow Radar instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
How Thick is the North Polar Ice Cap on Mars?
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Eridania Basin Light-Toned Outcrops
Eridania Basin Light-Toned Outcrops
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Phoenix Landing Area Viewed by Mars Color Imager
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Sample Noachis Terra
Sample Noachis Terra
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Phobos in Stereo
'Marsshine' on Shadowed Part of Phobos
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'Marsshine' on Shadowed Part of Phobos
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'Marsshine' on Shadowed Part of Phobos
Phobos from 5,800 Kilometers
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NASA Spacecraft Images Mars Moon in Color and in 3D
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Phobos from 6,800 Kilometers (Color)
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NASA Spacecraft Images Mars Moon in Color and in 3D
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Phobos from 5,800 Kilometers
Phobos from 6,800 Kilometers
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Phobos from 6,800 Kilometers
Phobos from 5,800 Kilometers (Color)
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Caught in Action: This image shows avalanches on North Polar Scarps.
Caught in Action: Avalanches on North Polar Scarps
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Chloride Salt Deposit in Southern Highlands of Mars
Bright Exposures of Chloride Salt on Southern Mars
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