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HiRISE; Exposed bedrock, Koval’sky impact basin

This image shows partially exposed bedrock within the Koval’sky impact basin, which is on the outskirts of the extensive lava field of Daedalia Planum. Daedalia Planum is located southwest of Arsia Mons, which may be the source responsible for filling … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lava tube skylights in Daedalia Planum

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 19, 2017. Today’s VIS image show lava flows in Daedalia Planum that originated from Arsia Mons. At lower right, note the three circular “skylights” — places where the roof of an underground lava tube … Continue reading

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Arsia Mons turned off its volcanic activity about 50 million years ago

New NASA research reveals that the giant Martian volcano Arsia Mons produced one new lava flow at its summit every 1 to 3 million years during the final peak of activity. The last volcanic activity there ceased about 50 million … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Grazing light at sunrise on lava flows

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 26, 2017. The grazing light of sunrise, coming from the right, reveals edges and other details in lava flows of Daedalia Planum. These flows come from Arsia Mons volcano. A windstreak is visible at … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Relatively dust-free lavas, Asia Mons

Relatively dust free lavas from Arsia Mons. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Lava flow and crater, Daedalia Planum

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 26, 2016. Today’s VIS image shows a small portion of Daedalia Planum. Daedalia Planum was created by lava flows from Arsia Mons. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: Arsia Mons summit caldera

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 11, 2016. Today’s VIS image shows part of the summit caldera of Arsia Mons. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: Lava flows

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 22, 2016. This VIS image shows part of the lava flows that originated from Arsia Mons. Several different surface textures are visible. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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Mars Orbiter Mission: Olympus Mons

Olympus Mons is the largest volcano in the solar system which is present on planet Mars. The altitude of Olympus Mons is nearly three times the altitude of the largest peak on Earth, Mt.Everest. Tharsis volcanoes are Arsia Mons, Pavonis … Continue reading

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HiRISE: New addition to a field of impacts

A new addition to a field of impacts —The ejecta from this small impact is still fresh, as we can see its dark remains still visible on the light-toned surface. This is within a caldera in Arsia Mons. Beautiful Mars … Continue reading

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