Image: Mars's "Labyrinth of the Night" Illuminated

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Top Ten Space Pictures of 2009: Mars's "Labyrinth of the Night" Illuminated



Dunes ripple across Mars's Noctis Labyrinthus--a sprawling region of flatlands cut by canyons, troughs, and pits--in an August picture taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and released in October.



The snapshot, taken by the orbiter's HiRISE camera, shows light-colored layers of iron-bearing sulfates and clay minerals exposed near the dune field, which is close to the Martian equator.

— Image courtesy NASA/JPL/University of Arizona



Source: National Geographic
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Added: 11 years ago.
Topic: 1.2.e Mars Missions

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