NASA just released a treasure trove of new Mars images

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10 Breathtaking Images Of Mars Just Released By NASA

NASA just published over 1,000 surface images of Mars, from one of the best angles we've ever seen.

We regularly get new Mars images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) that's been circling the planet since it launched in 2005. But this batch of images is especially large and detailed because in May, Mars and the sun were on opposite sides of the Earth, so we got a clear view of the planet for a few weeks, planetary geologist Alfred McEwen told Popular Science.

See more of the beautiful new images:

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Edge of North Polar Erg Dubbed Windy City

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Landforms at West End of Her Desher Vallis 

(NASA)

Small Tributary Deposit and Transverse Aeolian Ridges in Nirgal Vallis 

(NASA)

Gullies in Dunes Dubbed Kolhar

(NASA)

Dunes Dubbed Tleilax 

(NASA)

Gully Monitoring 

(NASA)

Terrain Near Peneus Patera 

(NASA)

Clean Exposures of Light-Toned Chaos Blocks in Gorgonum Chaos

(NASA)

Syria Planum Bedform and Albedo Changes 

(NASA)

Variety of Spider Features 

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That window also happened during the equinox of Mars, so the whole planet was illuminated and MRO had its most complete view of it, Popular Science reported. Normally, one of the poles is cast in shadow.

You can see the whole catalog of new images here.

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