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NASA Released 2,540 Stunning Photos Of Mars, And They Will Take Your Breath Away

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NASA Released 2,540 Stunning Photos Of Mars, And They Will Take Your Breath Away

If you’re looking to get lost and be amazed by incredible beauty, we prepared some astonishing images of the planet Mars!

Because of it’s deep reddish glow, Mars is also known as the Red Planet. The ancient Romans admired the planet for its color and the Egyptians called her “desher”, or “the red one”.

The camera they use, that has photographed hundred of pictures of the surface of Mars and its area for 10 years, is called HiRISE. Because of how detailed the photos are, it seems as if the scientists are examining the surface from within a few feet. On one of the pictures, you can even see remains of the recent crash of Europe’s Schiaparelli Mars lander.

2,540 pictures were released in August, September and October. Here are some of them:

The black splotch is where the European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli Mars Lander crashed and the white specks pointed out with arrows are pieces of the lander

A crater on Arcadia Planitia, a large flat region of Mars

A large chasm

Image source: NASA

Ancient bedrock

Possible landing site for the Mars 2020 mission

A rainbow colored sprinkling on a Martian slope

Crater near Hydaspis chaos

Central structure of impact crater

Caterpillar dune region

Candidate ExoMars landing site in Oxia Palus

Aram chaos, heavily eroded impact crater on the planet Mars

Crater with distinct infrared signature

Crater with steep slopes

Dunes in a Martian crater. The red bar is an artifact of Nasas image processing

Dunes on crater floor

Eos chasma

False colors assigned to certain minerals make Syria Planum an inky blue that’s speckled with gold 

Floor of double crater

Layered deposit in Gale crater

Mars in it’s two toned glory

Mid latitude terrain 

Monitoring sand movement

Another possible landing site for the 2020 mission

Painting with frost

Potential lava flow

Rock with terrace and shadow 

Scientists think this might have been pieces blown away by an impact

Search for Mars polar lander

Monitoring of a slope

Some dark rust colored dunes in Russell crater

Spiders on mounds

Those are not shadows. When buried dry ice turns to gas in warmer weather, it pushes up darker minerals to surface. Scientists call this location Inca city

Wind shaped dunes on Mars crawl across cracked soil in Nili Patera. The green bar is leftover from processing the image

The same sand dunes in full color a couple of months later

The creation of fans around dunes may help scientists understand seasonal changes on Mars

Steep slopes

Crater near a region called Aonia Terra. Don’t you think it kinda looks like part of the Death Star?

Dune field speckled with oval shaped mineral deposits

Ithaca

Well preserved impact crater

Pretty incredible, don’t you agree?

Image sources: NASA

Featured Image source: Kevin Gill/Flickr

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