NASA Just Released Over 2000 Images of Mars and Some of Them Are Absolutely Stunning
15Clays of Ladon Basin
This is the Ladon Basin which is a large impact structure that had been filled in by deposits from the Ladon Valles which is an ancient river on Mars and photographed by the Mars Reconnaissance Rover. The wet sediment of the area was changed into clay minerals which also suggest that chemistry of the planet might have favored life on ancient Mars.
16Seismometer on mars
This seismometer names SEIS (Seismic Explorations for Interior Structure (SEIS), was placed on Mars on December 19, 2018, and was the first time a spacecraft was placed robotically onto the surface of another planet. The gadget measures seismic marsquakes, meteorites, and other phenomena and layers on the planet’s crust-mantle and core. It also reveals how rocky bodies are formed.
17The fault of Mars
This is another neat image by the MRO showing the northern Meridiani Planum with disrupted layers of deposits. The image shows individual beds that have been offset and displaced by layers with clean breaks in them. The layers can be seen continuing along the fault suggesting that these may have happened when the layered deposits were still soft and were able to undergo deformation.