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HiRISE Epigrammata

“Until the missing story of ourselves told, nothing besides told can suffice us: we shall go on quietly craving it.”

Mary Chase (1907- 1981)
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hirise 8k feldspar rich rocks the suggester of the image described the area as a spectrally unique phase consi
HiRISE 8K: Feldspar-Rich Rocks

The suggester of the image described the area as a “spectrally unique phase consistent with very feldspar-rich rocks.”


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hi3d 22 may 2019 acurved ridge and layered materials is the curved ridge a remnant of inverted stream channel
Hi3D 22 May 2019: A Curved Ridge and Layered Materials – Is the curved ridge a remnant of inverted stream channel sediment, crater ejecta, or something else (e.g., tectonic)?


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hipod 22 may 2019 terrain near idaeus fossae many valleys occur all over mars that reveal an extensive past hi
HiPOD 22 May 2019: Terrain Near Idaeus Fossae

Many valleys occur all over Mars that reveal an extensive past history of liquid water erosion. The overall scale and shape of the valleys reveals much about the ancient climate.

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ammonium fertilized early life on earth
Ammonium fertilized early life on Earth -
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hirise 4k clays associated with a fissure this image is within margaritifer terra an ancient heavily cratered
HiRISE 4K: Clays Associated with a Fissure

This image is within Margaritifer Terra, an ancient, heavily cratered region of Mars.



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hi3d 21 may 2019 a wrinkle ridge north of valles marineris hirise can help determine if the lava on this ridge
Hi3D 21 May 2019: A Wrinkle Ridge North of Valles MarinerisHiRISE can help determine if the lava on this ridge postdates it, or if the ridge formed first and the flow went downslope.


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hipod 21 may 2019 mounds in depressions in deuteronilus mensae the objective of this observation is to determi
HiPOD 21 May 2019: Mounds in Depressions in Deuteronilus Mensae

The objective of this observation is to determine the nature of round mounds in depressions. The depressions may be part of the ribbed upper plains unit.

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HiRISE After Dark

#NowPlaying > Alex Ubago > Siempre en mi mente > Sigo Aquí (Treasure Planet)
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hipod 20 may 2019 gusev crater wind streaks 2 2 the rationale continues we wish to understand the nature of th
HiPOD 20 May 2019: Gusev Crater Wind Streaks (2/2)

The rationale continues: “We wish to understand the nature of the boundary and its relationship to Crivitz.”

ID: ESP_054891_1655
date: 12 April 2018
altitude: 263 km

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we see you our image of the lander and its hardware on elysium planitia read the caption nasa jpl university o
We see you! Our image of the lander and its hardware on Elysium Planitia.

Read the caption:

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we couldn t resist
We couldn't resist.
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consider yourselves warned carbon units bladerunner
Consider yourselves warned, carbon units. #BladeRunner
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space exploration needs more than engineers physics and math majors it needs poets it needs dreamers it needs
Space exploration needs more than engineers, physics and math majors.

It needs poets.

It needs dreamers.

It needs thinkers.

It needs *you.*

Happy New Year. #NASA
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in preparing for a presentation this afternoon well mention lava coils they are found on earth but on mars the
In preparing for a presentation this afternoon, we’ll mention lava coils. They are found on Earth, but on Mars they can be much, much larger.

When two lava flows in opposite directions mingle and swirl, the coils are the hardened results.

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and todays hipod offers up a nice dose of pareidolia as well cannotunsee
And today’s HiPOD offers up a nice dose of pareidolia as well!

#CannotUnsee
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well hello there earth and the moon viewed from mars november 2016
Well, hello there! Earth and the Moon viewed from Mars, November 2016 –
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hipod 17 feb 2019 the beauty of the north polar layered deposits caption throwback this 2006 image features ex
HiPOD 17 Feb 2019: The Beauty of the North Polar Layered Deposits

Caption Throwback: This 2006 image features exposures that are useful in understanding the climate variations Click the link below to read the full caption.



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there is something very wrong with you puny humans
There is something very wrong with you puny humans.
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fear not you will always have kindred in the sky above you opportunity and her tracks at victoria crater 2006
Fear not, ! You will always have kindred in the sky above you.

(Opportunity and her tracks at Victoria Crater, 2006-2007.)

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Total(1) => 0.41096997261047 f_f_QM(2) => 0.077888011932373 indS(2) => 0.031129837036133 indM(2) => 0.044243335723877 indM_1(2) => 0.0034687519073486 indM_2(2) => 0.0011329650878906 indM_4(2) => 0.0027680397033691 indM_5(2) => 0.006303071975708 indM_6(2) => 0.0013091564178467 indM_7(2) => 0.0036129951477051 indM_8(2) => 0.0018107891082764 indM_9(2) => 0.01364803314209 indM_10(2) => 0.0097999572753906 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.33096790313721 f_f_dT(20) => 0.33066964149475