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NASA Has Just Released 2,540 Stunning New Photos Of Mars

If it's quiet solitude and beauty you seek, there is no better place than the surface of Mars. Mars has earned its moniker as the red planet, but the HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) can transform the subtle differences of soils into a rainbow of colours.
For 10 years, HiRISE has recorded gorgeous - and scientifically valuable - images of Mars. Its photos are so detailed that scientists can examine the planet's features at the scale of just a few feet, including the recent crash site of Europe's Schiaparelli Mars lander.


We combed through 2,054 of the camera's latest pictures, released in AugustSeptember, and October, to bring you some of the best - and hopefully help you temporarily escape Earth.


For 10 years, HiRISE has recorded gorgeous - and scientifically valuable - images of Mars. Its photos are so detailed that scientists can examine the planet's features at the scale of just a few feet, including the recent crash site of Europe's Schiaparelli Mars lander.


We combed through 2,054 of the camera's latest pictures, released in AugustSeptember, and October, to bring you some of the best - and hopefully help you temporarily escape Earth.

Some dark, rust-colored dunes in Russell Crater:

The black splotch is where the European Space Agency's Schiaparelli Mars lander crashed. The white specks, pointed out with arrows, are pieces of the lander.Zebra skin. Just kidding, this is a dune field that's speckled with oval-shaped mineral deposits:A possible landing site for the ExoMars 2020 mission, which the European Space Agency is running.

Ridges cross the Nepenthes Mensae region, which is often referred to as a river delta for the striking pattern:

The edges of a debris apron, where cliff material eroded away.

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