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Mars Patterns
Hugh Bollinger

Mars Patterns


Seasonal crater wall streaks, Hale Crater, Mars (credie: HiRise)


Mars has beautifully landscapes in all shapes, forms, and colors. Their details continue being exposed in photographs captured by the HiRise camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Here are three examples including dune fields, faulted ridges, and frozen ground polygons. Each photograph would be 'suitable for framing' on a gallery wall anywhere. WHB

                                         Blue Dune Field, Mars  (credit: HiRise)

               Faulted Ridges' Landscae, Mars  (credit: HiRise camera)

                             Frozen Ground Polygons,Mars  (credit: HiRise)

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