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HiRISE: Semi-sinuous ridge and stratified material in Arabia Terra

Semi-sinuous ridge and stratified material in Arabia Terra. Looks like inverted stream channels that contributed to a lake or pond, with stratified sedimentary rock units in the depression. Important imaging for understanding how to best distinguish cratered, erosion-resistant sedimentary rock … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Cliffs and stratified features in central Arabia Terra

Cliffs and stratified features in central Arabia Terra. Sedimentary rock? Layered materials looked as if mantled by dust. The goal of this observation is to capture some of the variety of erosional expressions  and stratigraphy. Beautiful Mars series. [More at … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Strangely silent in southwest Arabia Terra

Strangely silent in southwest Arabia Terra. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Stair-stepped hill in central Arabia Terra

Stair-stepped hill in central Arabia Terra. Stratified material eroded so as to look something like a wedding cake. A cliff-bench slope expression, apparently mantled with dust, each layer is roughly the same thickness as the next. Beautiful Mars series. [More … 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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THEMIS: Winding channel in Arabia Terra

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 30, 2018. This VIS image shows one of the numerous unnamed channels located in northern Arabia Terra. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: Old craters in an even older land

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 16, 2018. This VIS image shows several craters. The interior of the central one has retained much of the original topography, including the central peak. The floor has not been smoothed by deposits of … Continue reading

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HRSC: Mars impact crater or supervolcano?

These images from [the High Resolution Stereo Camera on] ESA’s Mars Express show a crater named Ismenia Patera on the Red Planet. Its origin remains uncertain: did a meteorite smash into the surface or could it be the remnants of … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Ice-choked Mamers Valles

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 27, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows a section of Mamers Valles, located in Arabia Terra. The smooth material with flowlines that fills the valley channel is likely glacier ice, similar to valley glaciers in … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Arabia Terra dune field in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 23, 2018. This is a false color image of the dune field in the Arabia Terra crater. In this combination of bands, sand appears as a blue to dark blue color. In this image, … Continue reading

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