Tag Archives: Argyre Planitia

THEMIS: Basaltic sands in Argyre hills

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 7, 2017. Today’s false color image shows several areas of dunes and sand sheets with dune forms between the numerous hills in this region west of Argyre Planitia. Basaltic sand appears dark blue in … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Field of dunes in Sumgin Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 30, 2017. Today’s VIS image shows sand dunes on the floor of Sumgin Crater. The crater is located in Noachis Terra north of Argyre Planitia. The dunes’ darker tone suggests they are relatively dust-free … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Dust devil tracks in Argyre

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 23, 2017. Today’s VIS image shows dust devil tracks in Argyre Planitia. The dark streaks are made by dust devil activity scouring the surface and removing the lighter toned dust to reveal the darker … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Sediments on the plains of Argyre

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 1, 2016. Today’s false color image shows plains northwest of Argyre Plainitia. The THEMIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Plains – false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 4, 2016. Today’s false color image shows multiple textures of the plains located northwest of the Argyre basin. The THEMIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Sand dunes – false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 29, 2016. Today’s false color image shows two large sand dunes. The dunes are the dark blue ridged features at the upper and lower right of the image. This image is located west of … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Layered exposures in southern Argyre

Layered exposures in southern Argyre Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Noachis Terra — false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 14, 2015. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. These false color images may reveal subtle variations … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Hooke Crater dunes

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 17, 2015. Multiple dune fields cover the floor of Hooke Crater, located on the northern margin of Argyre Planitia. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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HiRISE: Gullies old and new near Argyre

As gullies form on slopes, sediment can become deposited to form lobe-shaped fans. Gullies can form with flowing water, but don’t have to: sometimes they can be formed by the dry flow of sand and dust grains. This HiRISE image … Continue reading

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