Tag Archives: Acidalia Planitia

THEMIS: Bonestell Crater in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 19, 2019. Today’s false-color image shows part of Bonestell Crater. This is a relatively young crater located in Acidalia Planitia. Dust blown into the crater and the downslope movement of fine materials from the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Acidalia Planitia in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 27, 2019. This false-color VIS image is located in central Acidalia Planitia. The crater just off the edge at the bottom part of the image is Bonestell Crater. The crater towards the top of … Continue reading

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Mapping potential sources of Mars water

Missions carrying humans to Mars will require on-site resources, and a project led by Planetary Science Institute (PSI) scientists Nathaniel Putzig and Gareth Morgan is mapping the availability of potential shallow water-ice sources across the surface of the Red Planet. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Acidalia Colles in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 4, 2019. This VIS image shows part of Acidalia Colles. The term colles means hill. Dark blue tones in this band configuration typically identify basaltic sands. This “blue” material is found on the plains, … Continue reading

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HiRISE: A variety of surfaces and terrains

A variety of surfaces and terrains. This intriguing extraterrestrial terrain is located in the far northeast part of Acidalia Planitia, located between the Tharsis volcanic province and Arabia Terra to the north of Valles Marineris. HiRISE Picture of the Day … Continue reading

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CRISM: Hydrated minerals of Cydonia Colles

In this scene we observe the knobs within the northern lowlands (Acidalia Planitia) that are Fe/Mg phyllosilicate-bearing (pink-blue) and small, patchy exposures of hydrated silica (green) surrounding the knobs. Previously, phyllosilicates have only been found within impact craters in the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Acidalia’s Bonestell Crater in false colors

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 9, 2018. This VIS image shows Bonestell Crater located in Acidalia Planitia. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Clays in a well-preserved impact crater in Acidalia Planitia

Clays in a well-preserved impact crater in Acidalia Planitia. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Crater gullies and fractures in Acidalia Planitia

This image shows the gullied western slopes of an unnamed crater (about 10 kilometers wide) in Acidalia Planitia. These slopes have gone through a complicated history of gully erosion of the bedrock layers in the upper section, followed by the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Gullies in a crater in Acidalia Planitia

Gullies in a crater in Acidalia Planitia. The objective of this observation is to examine gullies on the north wall of a crater. The slope looks quite steep and the gullies are fairly straight. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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