Planets and Moons  ID: 30696

Seasonal Water on Mars

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Dark, narrow streaks on Martian slopes such as these at Hale Crater are inferred to be formed by seasonal flow of water on contemporary Mars. The streaks are roughly the length of a football field.

Dark narrow streaks, called "recurring slope lineae," emanate from the walls of Garni Crater on Mars, in this view constructed from observations by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

For More Information

http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/releases/rsl/

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4722


Credits

Marit Jentoft-Nilsen: Project Support
Heather Hanson (GST): Writer
Mark Malanoski (GST): Project Support
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NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

Science Paper:
Spectral evidence for hydrated salts in recurring slope lineae on Mars, doi:10.1038/ngeo2546

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Mission:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Keywords:
SVS >> Mars
SVS >> Hyperwall
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
SVS >> Presentation