|Streamlined in Coracis Fossae|
Also visible in Context Camera data, the objective of this observation is to examine streamlined forms in a narrow channel. The width of the channel is fairly constant and curves at points. Linear features in this region include both tectonic graben and fluvial channels.
|Massifs on Layered Bedrock in Acidalia Planitia|
This large platform in Acidalia Planitia contains a group of massifs. These massifs generally appear to be sitting on layered bedrock that may have been islands at one time. Understanding their formation will do much for helping to understand the wetter history of Mars as well as clues to the origins of these various and curiously shaped, tall, singular and grouped massifs.
This observation targets a channel crossing a heavily eroded wrinkle ridge. On the south side of the wrinkle ridge, a dark-toned channel is inset within a light-toned material. The light-toned material may be related to the channel, such as altered primary minerals related to the presence of groundwater. This observation will evaluate the relationship between these two materials, as well as evaluate the presence of layering in the light-toned materials.
|About a Pedestal Crater|
This observation shows us a possible, rare example of an expanded primary crater, and other expanded crater clusters (likely secondaries). There seem to be few recent expanded craters, which is a key clue to the history of excess ice.
|A Candidate Landing Site in Hypanis Valles
This image was acquired as part of a candidate landing site for the Mars 2020 mission to examine an exhumed, fluvial deltaic system in Xanthe Terra. The CRISM instrument on MRO was also requested for coverage to look at any correlation between the mineralogy and the deltaic deposits.