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This infrared image, taken by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, focuses on the wall of a depressed land area in Mars' ancient southern highlands. Durham, N.C., high school students participating in NASA's Mars Exploration Science Data Teams project chose this site for a more detailed observation after identifying a rock outcrop that could help test their hypothesis that the irregular depression was formed by volcanism.

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Mars Exploration Science Data Teams project

Credit: NASA/JPL/The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Durham Academy

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