The surface of Mars reflects a diverse palimpsest landscape, here you can find a selection of some of my favourite High Resolution Imaging Sciecne Experiment (HiRISE) images. The colours used in the images may seem weird, this is because they have not solely been created with the part of the electromagnetic spectrum with which we as humans use to see. Rather they are false colour images created using infrared wavelengths. I have split the images into specific ‘science themes’ following the HiRISE team’s format and all image credit goes to NASA/JPL/Arizona. You can find the image identification number in the image caption and use it to search for the full image here.
Moraine-like ridges bounding the tongue of a glacial-like form. Subset of PSP_002320_1415.
The infamous ‘Swiss cheese’ terrain of the south polar cap of Mars. Subset of ESP_0122771_0940.
Polygonal patterned ground in a northern crater, giving the surface a honeycomb texture. Subset of ESP_016641_2500.
The distal remains of an alluvial fan in Holden Crater. Subset of PSP_009841_1530.
Gullies cut into bedrock of a equatorial-facing northern slope. Subset of ESP_011543_2300.
Fluvial channel which once fed a delta at Jezero Crater. Now the abandoned channel is covered in wind-blow ripples. Subset of PSP_007925_1990.
Wondering dunes covered in blanket of dust. Subset of ESP_033483_1805.
Ripples hitching a lift along the back of sand dunes in Proctor Crater. Subset of ESP_011909_1320.
Sand dunes climbing over an ancient lava flow in Nili Patera Caldera. Subset of PSP_005684_1890.
The summit of one of Elysium Tholus in the Elysium volcanic province. Subset of PSP_007988_1845.
Volcanic origin for this small cone-shaped hill with summit depression? Subset of PSP_008767_2055.
View of a fresh impact crater on an old lava flow. Subset of PSP_005823_1595.