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  • Aogashima
  • Perseid meteor shower
  • Selenite Crystals in the Naica Mine
  • Devils Tower with Milky Way
  • Flight over the Earth at Night
  • Bearhat Mountain with Hidden Lake
  • SOFIA Infrared Telescope
  • Mars Article
  • Mars with Valles Marineris
  • Mars with Water
  • Cape St Vincent
  • Barchan Dunes on Mars
  • Mount Sharp on Mars
  • Mars’ South Pole
  • Double Meteorite Crater on Mars
  • Dust devil on Mars
  • Komet 67P/Tschurjumow-Gerassimenko
  • Itokawa
  • Dwarf Planets
  • A  Collection of Asteroids and Comets
  • Ida and Dactyl
  • Comet Hartley 2
  • Pluto
  • Pluto Close Up
  • Pluto with Norgay and Hillary Montes

This is an image from the Mars rover, Curiosity, showing Mount Sharp. Why does Mars have this rusty red-orange colour? Yes, because it is rusting; the colour is caused by iron (III)oxide which you can also simply call rust.


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Mount Sharp on Mars
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