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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NASA releases new photos of Mars

Edge of North Polar Erg Dubbed Windy City


Landforms at West End of Her Desher Vallis 


Small Tributary Deposit and Transverse Aeolian Ridges in Nirgal Vallis 


Gullies in Dunes Dubbed Kolhar


Dunes Dubbed Tleilax 


Gully Monitoring 


Terrain Near Peneus Patera 


Clean Exposures of Light-Toned Chaos Blocks in Gorgonum Chaos


Syria Planum Bedform and Albedo Changes 


Variety of Spider Features 



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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