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10 Beathtaking Mars Pics Taken From Orbit

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posted on Mar, 29 2015 @ 10:03 PM
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I am headed to Mars ATS ! Climb Aboard !!!!!!!




Mars exploration isn’t all about Curiosity and Opportunity rovers. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has snapped loads of beautiful hi-resolution images of the red planet's surface since 2006.

The spacecraft, which is operated by the University of Arizona, is equipped with a $40 million HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) camera.

The device is the largest aperture reflecting telescope ever sent on a space mission, and is capable of taking 0.3 megapixel pictures.

Mars is known as the red planet, but the HiRISE images have been enhanced by ‘false coloring,’ which helps scientists track changes on the planet’s surface.


1. The Noctis Labyrinthus, or 'Labyrinth of the Night,' received its name due to its steep-walled valleys which intersect to resemble a maze-like structure.



2. The eroded badlands at Aram Chaos, a vast crater near the equator of Mars, have been nearly filled with sedimentary rocks.



3. The so-called ‘inverted crater’ in the Arabia Terra region of Mars spans about 250 meters in diameter.



4. One of the first sand dunes to be discovered on Mars was found by scientists inside the Proctor Crater.



5. The rich clay deposits of the Nili Fossae region make it one of the most attractive areas for Mars researchers, as they provide conditions allowing organic materials to be preserved.



6. A giant snake-like dune, or barchan, in the Hellas impact basin of Mars was formed due to winds blowing in the same direction for a long period of time.



7. A fresh crater is seen on the Martian surface, complete with colored dust which was kicked up during an impact.



8. The Curiosity rover (lower left quadrant) and the tracks it laid on the surface of mars, as shot by the HiRISE camera.



9. A high-flying dust storm was pictured from orbit in the Amazonia Planitia region of Mars in late spring.



10. Dust devils leave twisted and fascinating tracks on the sandy surface of the red planet.




What an Absolutely Amazing trip! I feel so lucky to be able to see these pics in my Lifetime !

I hope to see more in the near future !

Thanks for riding along ATS !


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posted on Mar, 29 2015 @ 10:20 PM
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a reply to: Kapusta

we are so lucky to be able to see these pictures! they are soo clear...so glad you made this thread for us to e3njoy!



posted on Mar, 29 2015 @ 10:21 PM
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a reply to: Kapusta

In picture 8 under the rover, if you look at the ground it looks like a guy from kiss with a guitar lol



posted on Mar, 29 2015 @ 10:23 PM
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.....what if the Mars rover is actually in Death Valley CA,ever looked at Mars with a powerful telescope,didn't look like NASA portrayed it as...at all.



posted on Mar, 29 2015 @ 10:45 PM
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a reply to: khnum

Looks to be something blue sitting to the top right of the rover in Pic 8 aswell. Maybe a tool box? Lol



posted on Mar, 29 2015 @ 10:56 PM
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Excellent pics.
That newly formed crater is just amazing. The far reaching consequences are vividly depicted. Imagine what it would be like being within 50 miles of the Barringer crater in Arizona. It is only 50 thousand years old, and some human species may have witnessed (or perished in) the incredible explosion.

I think it is only a matter of time before we witness a huge crater in the making, just hoping it is on some other world, and not ours!



posted on Mar, 29 2015 @ 11:07 PM
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a reply to: khnum

Hehe... then it wouldn't take 6 minutes X'2 to send and retrieve a command..
There is no proof you're wrong though.

OP... thanks for sharing. S&F.



posted on Mar, 29 2015 @ 11:07 PM
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Excellent photos but i always wondered, since we're so far ahead technologically why can't we see any REAL Mars or moon video footage. I mean i've seen 3 that were barely 30 seconds but as long as we've been going to space i know there's some mind blowing footage and pictures



posted on Mar, 29 2015 @ 11:12 PM
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originally posted by: rebellion7
Excellent photos but i always wondered, since we're so far ahead technologically why can't we see any REAL Mars or moon video footage. I mean i've seen 3 that were barely 30 seconds but as long as we've been going to space i know there's some mind blowing footage and pictures



They are working on it..


www.nasa.gov...



posted on Mar, 29 2015 @ 11:14 PM
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a reply to: khnum
Naw they're in space ( thats not saying i believe all the public photos are ) but we only to see the "pretty" pictures. Anything that they feel reveals too much... Well you know, into the valt they go



posted on Mar, 29 2015 @ 11:17 PM
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a reply to: rebellion7

Welcome aboard neighbor ...

To bad FOIA will no longer apply soon. First the White House.
Back on subject I go. You have the idea.
The Vault.



posted on Mar, 29 2015 @ 11:19 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

The day i see the same footage as they do will be the day i start believing the government



posted on Mar, 29 2015 @ 11:21 PM
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a reply to: rebellion7

HERE HERE!!!



posted on Mar, 29 2015 @ 11:24 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

I do my homework
they cant hide things forever ( but they are trying)



posted on Mar, 29 2015 @ 11:31 PM
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a reply to: rebellion7

I believe they show us as much as they can. It helps justify the spending.
However......... If there is something to hide. I feel if that information is released. The public I feel is ready. No question in my mind everything would then shift. Money, jobs and mankind would push to get the space program to where it needs to be.

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posted on Mar, 29 2015 @ 11:40 PM
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From photo #5 - "5. The rich clay deposits of the Nili Fossae region make it one of the most attractive areas for Mars researchers, as they provide conditions allowing organic materials to be preserved. "

Since researchers are so excited about this area, why didn't we land of the Rovers there? Afraid of what we might find "preserved"?

BTW...lovely photos Kapusta! Thanks finding/sharing them.
-cwm



posted on Mar, 30 2015 @ 12:32 AM
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a refriendm Bigburgh

I get where your coming from but dont be naive my friend, the only way that we will ever fully know anything is if A. A high ranking government/military official publicly comes forward or B. Spaceships start landing in the middle of the street. No matter how ready we are for the truth knowledge is power and thats not something the government is just going to give up



posted on Mar, 30 2015 @ 01:33 AM
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Awesome pictures, even with the false coloring.

I wasn't alive for landing on the moon, I hope to see us landing on Mars tho.

Now, you would think with all the hacking of financial systems, insurance companies, etc. Someone would go look for the files on such things as we all are alluding too. I mean, seriously.





posted on Mar, 30 2015 @ 04:55 AM
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Wonderful sights, thanks for sharing!
Question for image #10,
Is that light blue/white band that splits the picture diagonally a dust devil like the one captured in #9?
And whether dust devil or not, what are those short thin lines parallel to each other in two sections of it?

I'm not saying it's anything crazy, I'm just curious as to what is causing the ghostly colors to appear next to the awesome tracks the devils left on the sand.


a reply to: khnum

are you joking lol
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posted on Mar, 30 2015 @ 06:31 AM
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originally posted by: rebellion7
Excellent photos but i always wondered, since we're so far ahead technologically why can't we see any REAL Mars or moon video footage. I mean i've seen 3 that were barely 30 seconds but as long as we've been going to space i know there's some mind blowing footage and pictures

Don't forget that we on earth are a minimum of 2 years ahead of anything that orbits Mars and that assumes the Mars rover blasted off with the latest "Sony" Camera plugged in at the last minute. The camera at take of is probably 2 years old techwise simply due to the necessary pre flight testing. Then add on a couple more years for the mission duration and the Mars camera tech is probably around 5 years old !



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