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#1 2006-10-12 05:22:59

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Re: Real images of Mars

As this forum has such low traffic perhaps it can also be used for presentation and discussion of the new MRO images that are just beginning to arrive from Mars orbit. It doesn't need to be restricted to MRO - Odyssey, MGO, MEX and MER imagery could also be included. 

With so much data now streaming back, especially from MRO, a lot of eyeballs will help to find places that have interesting geology or just pure form.

MRO data can be selected and zoomed in from this web interface

A full list of links of the Primary Science Phase (PSP) and TRAnsitional phase images (TRA) is available here


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#2 2006-10-12 05:24:38

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Re: Real images of Mars

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Mars sky imaged by Opportunity on Sol 950 at Meridiani Planum

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#3 2006-10-16 11:07:31

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Re: Real images of Mars

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Diverse materials and morphologies in the region south of Mawrth Vallis on Mars (MRO/HiRISE)

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#4 2006-10-20 03:14:15

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Re: Real images of Mars

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Mars Polar Cap - four image composite from the MARCI camera on MRO

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#5 2006-11-17 08:24:08

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MER Opportunity's view of Victoria Crater on Sol 959

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#6 2006-12-04 07:52:11

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"Bottomless Bay" at Victoria Crater, taken on Sol 1016 by the MER Opportunity

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#7 2006-12-07 03:44:54

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Re: Real images of Mars

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Fresh Gully Deposit in the Centauri Montes Region, images from MGS/MOC

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#8 2006-12-08 06:26:17

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Water ice dome on the floor of Vastitas Borealis Crater (MEX/HRSC)

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#9 2006-12-10 17:50:12

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Gratteri Crater - Mars Odyssey THEMIS image

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#10 2006-12-14 04:16:14

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Re: Real images of Mars

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Layers Exposed at Polar Canyon (MRO/HiRISE)

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#11 2006-12-18 10:02:07

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Victoria crater overlooking "Bottomless Bay" on Sol 1030 (image stitched by Marscat)
MER Opportunity solar panels in foreground

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#12 2007-01-02 10:08:40

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Re: Real images of Mars

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New Impact Crater in Arabia Terra (MGS)

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#13 2007-01-07 13:04:12

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Re: Real images of Mars

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False color image of the dune field inside Endurance Crater (MER/Opportunity)

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#14 2007-01-07 13:14:29

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Re: Real images of Mars

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Dust devil tracks in the Northern Plains (MRO/HiRISE) - imaged 11 Nov 2006

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The surface imaged is relatively young, as indicated by the lack of recent impact craters. Eolian and periglacial activity seem to be the dominant geological processes at work, as shown by numerous crisscrossing dust devil tracks and ubiquitous polygonal features, respectively.

Dust devils form when the sun warms up the air near a flat, dry surface. Warm air then rises quickly through the cooler air above and starts spinning, causing a forward motion. The spinning, forward-moving cell may pick up dust and sand as it advances, thus leaving behind a "clean" track. We infer from this image that a thin veneer of light-colored particles of dust and/or fine-grained sand cover relatively darker materials, apparent in the dust devil tracks.

The tracks pictured in this image are in many cases more than 30 meters (27 yards) wide and over 4 km (2.5 miles) long, surpassing the dimensions of average terrestrial dust devil tracks.

The polygons shown in this image's subset, which covers approximately 400 x 250 m (350 x 225 yards), are in the order of 10 m (0.9 yards) across; in some cases they are delimited by aligned rocks. Similar features in both shape and scale are found in terrestrial periglacial regions such as Antarctica, where ice is present at or near the surface.

Antarctica's polygons and rock alignments are produced by repeated expansion and contraction of the soil-ice mixture due to seasonal temperature oscillations; dry soil falling into the cracks form sand wedges and amplify this effect. This results in polygonal networks of stress fractures and in the resurfacing and sorting of rocks along these fractures.


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#15 2007-01-09 14:38:45

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Re: Real images of Mars

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False color image of Nili Fossae - MSL primary candidate landing site in 2010 (Mars Odyssey/THEMIS)

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#16 2007-01-24 06:47:56

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Re: Real images of Mars

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Mosaic taken at sunset by MER Spirit on Sol 489 (Pancam)

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This image was recently polled as the best from the MERs


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#17 2007-01-29 16:11:20

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Mojave Crater Floor and Central Uplift (MRO/HiRISE)

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#18 2007-01-29 16:12:41

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Eroding Layers in an Impact Crater (MRO/HiRISE)

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#19 2007-02-04 06:05:00

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Re: Real images of Mars

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Closeup - Hardened Lava Meets Wind  (MER Spirit/Microscopic Imager)

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#20 2007-02-04 06:09:50

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"Blueberries" - Hematite concretions  (MER Opportunity/Microscopic Imager) 

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#21 2007-02-04 09:46:51

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Re: Real images of Mars

I can't thank you enough for those marvelous pictures. Mind telling me/us exactly how you go about acquiring and presenting them?

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#22 2007-02-04 14:52:01

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Re: Real images of Mars

You are most welcome. All you need is an obsession with all things Mars, a good internet connection and plenty of time smile The images here just happen to be ones that seemed special from the enormous number available out there.

Currently there are two MER rovers on Mars and three working orbiters (Odyssey, Mars Express and MRO), they are returning new views almost every day. Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) recently stopped working, but it has produced over 200,000  images during its lifetime. The links under each image will connect to archives for each of these sources.


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#23 2007-02-05 13:15:29

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Re: Real images of Mars

Thanks, over and clear.

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#24 2007-02-09 06:40:07

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Re: Real images of Mars

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Dunes in Proctor Crater (MRO)

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