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Mystery mounds seen from space

NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Get a look at a Mars expedition on Earth, pictures from other planets and other out-of-this-world images from March 2013.



Our monthly roundup of cool views from outer space includes this picture, showing a weird assortment of frost-covered mounds as seen from orbit. But where do you suppose the picture was taken? Morocco? Montana? Mercury? Mars? Take a guess, then click through March's edition of the Month in Space Pictures slideshow to get the answer. And if you're just dying to look at the answer key immediately, click on this link.

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