THEMIS: Terra Cimmeria’s sand traps

Wilderness of warm dunes in Cimmeria (THEMIS_IOTD_20170310)THEMIS Image of the Day, March 10, 2017. This infrared image covers a large swath of Terra Cimmeria, including numerous craters with dunes and dune fields on their floors, as well as dunes located on the plains between craters. Dunes with dark sand glow bright in thermal infrared because they absorb solar radiation.

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