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THEMIS: Milankovic Crater dunes

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 4, 2018. Milankovic Crater is located in central Arcadia Planitia. This VIS image shows small dark sand dunes on the crater floor, and larger dunes within the central crater peak/pit feature. With a diameter … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Basaltic sand dunes in Arabia Terra crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 3, 2018. A group of dunes is visible on the floor of this unnamed crater in Arabia Terra. The dunes contain basaltic sand, which is darker than the dust covered materials of the rest … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dunes in slow motion

Dunes in slow motion. These almost look like waves. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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THEMIS: Dunes and creeping ground in Lyot Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 11, 2018. Lyot Crater is a large, complex crater in the northern lowlands of Vastitas Borealis. This image is located along the southern rim of the crater and shows part of the dune fields … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Ongoing dune activity in Ganges Chasma

Ongoing dune activity in Ganges Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Windblown sand in Ganges Chasma

Dark, windblown sand covers intricate sedimentary rock layers in this image from Ganges Chasma, a canyon in the Valles Marineris system. These features are at once familiar and unusual to those familiar with Earth’s beaches and deserts. Most sand dunes … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Gale Crater & Mt. Sharp in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 24, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Gale Crater, the home of Curiosity Rover. The rover has driven about 10 miles (16 km) from where it landed and is currently traversing across … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Warm dunes glowing in Kaiser Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 9, 2017. This is an infrared image of Kaiser Crater and the dune field on the crater floor. Brighter tones in the image are warmer surfaces. The basaltic dunes are dark in the visible, … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Active sand dunes in Sirenum crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 6, 2017. Today’s VIS image shows a field of dunes on the floor of an unnamed crater in Terra Sirenum. Their dark color indicates they are dust-free and suggests that the dune sands are … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Monitoring dunes in Coprates Chasma

Monitoring dunes in Coprates Chasma.  – Always keep your eye on those dunes. They creep up on you. Slowly. Beautiful Mars series.

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