NASA Releases 2,540 Incredibly Detailed New Photos Of Mars

NASA released a series of Mars photos that are so surreal they look photo-shopped. It is difficult to tell whether the images are actual slopes of mountains or extremely up-close pictures.

HiRISE is the name of the camera that they used to photograph the surface of Mars and its area for a decade.

According to Simple Capacity:

On one of the pictures, you can even see remains of the recent crashof Europe’s Schiaparelli Mars lander.

2,540 pictures were released in AugustSeptemberand October.

“Inca city,” where buried dry ice becomes gas in warmer weather, pushing darker minerals to the surface

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Across dry, cracked soil in Nili Patera, these wavy dunes can be found

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The dunes from the previous picture in full color

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The creation of fans near dunes

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More sharp slopes

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Near Aonia Terra

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A dune field dotted with mineral deposits

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Ithaca region

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Well preserved crater

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According to officials, the black spot is where the ESA’s Schiaparelli Mars Lander crashed and the white bits are pieces of the lander

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A crater on a large flat region of Mars Arcadia Planitia

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A chasm or rift

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A potential landing site for the Mars 2020 mission

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A Martian slope with a wide range of colors

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Hydaspis chaos crater

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A region named Caterpillar dune

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Landing site in Oxia Palus

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Aram chaos, intensely eroded crater

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A crater with steep slopes

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Smooth dunes in a crater

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More dunes on a crater floor

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Eos chasma

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An impact site?

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Searching for a Mars polar lander

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Veiny slopes

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Russell crater’s dark red dunes

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“Spiders”

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(Image credit: NASA/Simple Capacity)