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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Gullies in the Mist

Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Mars, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

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Gullies in the Mist Another gem discovered in the latest release of images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. At 3:49 pm local time on Halloween of last year, the clouds parted just enough for the HiRISE camera to glimpse these gullies in the wall of an unnamed crater in the southern highlands.

NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Gullies like these fascinate Mars explorers because some of them are thought to seep with liquid water from underground aquifers. 

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about July 1, 2010

 

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