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Author: Hugh Bollinger/Thursday, April 13, 2017/Categories: natural history, video, space science, art and design, environment, adventure
Seasonal Flows on Mars Crater Wall, August 2011 (credit: NASA MRO HiRISE camera)
JPL operates the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter with its HiRISE camera that has made 50,000 orbits in the 10 years since arriving at the Red Planet. The hi-res digital mages of Mars have shown remarkable detail of the planet's landforms. An early series of crater photos show dark streaks that grow during the Martian summer. The streaks (recurring slope lineae) could represent hyper-saline water seeping from the crater's walls.
A video has now been produced using many of the HiRISE images that shows how austere but stunning Martian landscapes appear.
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