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A piece of Mars: A giant dust devil on Mars, casting a long, dark shadow. This one is 70 m (230 ft) wide near its base (upper left). Its sinuous shape swirls around, carrying bright dust aloft into a diffuse plume. This one is 20 km (12 mi) high! (HiRISE ESP_026394_2160)

A piece of Mars: A giant dust devil on Mars, casting a long, dark shadow. This one is 70 m ft) wide near its base (upper left). Its sinuous shape swirls around, carrying bright dust aloft into a diffuse plume. This one is 20 km mi) high!

Wind at Work on Mars HiRISE NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Wind at Work on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Wind is one of the most active forces shaping Mars’ surface in today’s climate. The wind has carved the features we call “yardangs,” one of many in this scene, and deposited sand on the floor of

Toro Crater, Mars - The different colors reflect different mineral composition on the Martian surface.   (Taken 12/1/11 by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).

Toro Crater, Mars - The different colors reflect different mineral composition on the Martian surface. (Taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).

A piece of Mars: A lonely dune slowly makes its way (towards the upper right) across a plain. Well, look closer, it's not all that lonely. Surrounding it on the plain are smaller streaks that are ripples, which also once worked their way across this plain. The smaller ripples are thought to be inactive, or at least far less active, than the larger dunes on Mars. (HiRISE ESP_029660_1350)

A piece of Mars: A lonely dune slowly makes its way (towards the upper right)…

Valles Marineris on Mars stretches over 4000 km long and 200km wide, with a depth of 10km, and is believed to be the largest canyon in the Solar System. Image credit: ESA

Valles Marineris on Mars stretches over 4000 km long and wide, with a depth of and is believed to be the largest canyon in the Solar System.

A Dark and Dusty Avalanche on Mars

A Dark and Dusty Avalanche on Mars- The full extent of the dusty landslide 2015 (NASA/JPL/ University of Arizona)

Northeast of Hellas basin (in Mars southern hemisphere) are ancient sequences of clay-bearing layered rocks. Cropped from PSP_010839_1525. The image covers an area about 750 meters wide by 1.25 kilometers tall. NASA / JPL / UA

Northeast of Hellas basin (in Mars southern hemisphere) are ancient sequences of clay-bearing layered rocks. Cropped from The image covers an area about 750 meters wide by kilometers tall.

#MARTIANSTORMS - Seen in 1977 by the Viking 2 Orbiter “Like its predecessor, the Viking 2 mission consisted of a lander and an orbiter designed to take high-resolution images, and study the Martian surface and atmosphere. Both the Viking 1 and 2 landers benefited greatly from their orbiting counterparts, which snapped images that helped mission controllers navigate the landers to safe landing sites.”

astronomicalwonders: “ MARTIAN STORMS - Seen in 1977 by the Viking 2 Orbiter “Like its predecessor, the Viking 2 mission consisted of a lander and an orbiter designed to take high-resolution images, and study the Martian surface and atmosphere.

The Dotted Dunes of Mars. As spring dawns on the Northern Hemisphere of Mars, dunes of sand near the poles begin to defrost. Thinner regions of ice typically thaw first revealing sand whose darkness soaks in sunlight and accelerates the thaw. The process might involve sandy jets exploding through the thinning ice. By summer, the spots expand to encompass the entire dunes that are then completely thawed and dark. The carbon dioxide and water ice sublime in the thin atmosphere directly to gas.

The Dotted Dunes of Mars. As spring dawns on the Northern Hemisphere of Mars, dunes of sand near the poles begin to defrost. Thinner regions of ice typically thaw first revealing sand whose darkness soaks in sunlight and accelerates the thaw.

ROVER MARS .. NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity catches its own late-afternoon shadow in this dramatically lit view eastward across Endeavour Crater on Mars

NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity catches its own late-afternoon shadow in this dramatically lit view eastward across Endeavour Crater on Mars.

The Depths of Hephaestus Fossae (a system of troughs and channels in the Cebrenia quadrangle of Mars)

The Depths of Hephaestus Fossae, Mars. Cool colors represent depressions: Warmer colors are higher areas. Purple indicates places about 4200 meters deep.

NASA/JPL/University of Arizona MARS North Polar Scarp in Abalos Undae with Basal Exposure and Dunes

Scenes from the Red Planet! NASA/JPL/University of Arizona MARS North Polar Scarp in Abalos Undae with Basal Exposure and Dunes

Building On Mars. Ancient Civilization or natural occurrence?

This image is alleged to be an areal photo of a building on the surface of Mars or the Moon. however, it is safe to say it looks like many archaeological sites here on earth.

Mars - Dunes in the Western Nereidum Montes

Dunes in the Western Nereidum Montes, on Arrakis-- I mean Mars. The Nereidum Montes mountain range stretches over 1000 kilometres and features mountains three to four thousands metres high. Photo: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Actual dust devil trails on Mars

Something Strange is Sliding Across the Surface of Mars

The Earth as seen from Mars. woah

The Earth as seen from Mars

Funny pictures about The Earth as seen from Mars. Oh, and cool pics about The Earth as seen from Mars. Also, The Earth as seen from Mars photos.