'HiWish' First Picks
03.31.10
 
     
Boulder Strewn Plain in Northern Utopia Planitia   Boulder Strewn Plain in Northern Utopia Planitia
This image in the Cydnus Rupes region of northern Utopia Planitia is an excellent example of the rock and boulder strewn landscapes common to the northern plains of Mars. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

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portion of the floor in Palos Crater on equatorial Mars   Mesas in Aureum Chaos
This image reveals meter-scale (yard-scale) surface textures of mesas and knobs in the Aureum Chaos region of Mars. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

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Collapsing Volcano; Edge of Olympus Mons   Collapsing Volcano: Edge of Olympus Mons
This image covers the northern edge of the largest volcano in the solar system, Olympus Mons on Mars. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

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Dunes on Floor of Samara Valles, Mars   Dunes on Floor of Samara Valles, Mars
The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recorded this image on March 4, 2010 of Samara Valles, one of the longest ancient valley systems on Mars. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

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Mesas in Aureum Chaos   Deposits on the Floor of Palos Crater
This image shows a portion of the floor in Palos Crater on equatorial Mars. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

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Color image near a Martian hill  

Dust-Mantled Topography near Zephyria Tholus

This image covers some high-standing topography just outside the rim of an impact crater about 30 kilometers (19 miles) in diameter near a Martian hill named Zephyria Tholus. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

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northern hemisphere of Mars  

Lobate Debris Apron in Deuteronilus Mensae

The terrain in this image lies in the Deuteronilus Mensae region along the highland-lowland dichotomy boundary in the northern hemisphere of Mars. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

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north polar layered deposits on Mars  

Icy Layers and Climate Fluctuations near the Martian North Pole

Just as with the ice sheet in Greenland this Martian ice sheet contains many layers that record variations in the Martian climate. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

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