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In the last week or so I’ve been seeing a lot of satellite photos from outer space labeled “high-res.” Why this is only happening now, I don’t know. But I ain’t complaining. Here you see two high-res images of Mars, taken by NASA’s HIRISE camera. The photo above looks like a high-altitude shot of Malibu, but it’s actually a shot Mars’s 96-mile wide Holden Crater. Below you see the blue dunes (blue dunes on the Red Planet–who knew?) in a region of northern Mars. This area is actually one of the places scientists are considering for a new Rover landing. –David Schonauer