The holes in the top right-hand side of the picture were created by the Robotic Arm's rasp tool. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University
This colorglyph was acquired by Phoenix Lander's Surface Stereo Imager Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University
This color-enhanced picture from the MRO shows the distribution of phyllosilicates (shown in green) in an ancient delta Image credit: NASA/JPL/JHUAPL/MSSS/Brown University
A three-dimensional image of a trough in the Nili Fossae region of Mars reveals the distribution of phyllosilicates (shown in magenta) Image credit: NASA/JPL/JHUAPL/University of Arizona/Brown University.
NASA’s $720 million Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has provided groundbreaking insight into the environmental makeup of the planet during its earliest geological age. Images from the MRO reveal that the Red Planet was originally a muddy brown, with vast lakes and flowing rivers covering a predominantly clay surface.
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