Patterns of Mars

Patterns of Mars A high resolution camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures the abstract beauty of the Martian landscape

The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera, known as HiRISE, has yielded numerous never-before-seen images of the Red Planet, like this shot of an area west of the Nili Fossae trough that is one of the proposed landing sites for the Mars Science Laboratory. The blue streaky areas are sand desposits created by wind activity.

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