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THEMIS: Ascraeus Mons lava flows

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 20, 2019. The lava flows and other volcanic features in this VIS image (such as pit crater and pit chains) are part of Ascraeus Mons. Ascraeus Mons is the middle volcano in the aligned … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Ascraeus Mons flank and lava plains

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 1, 2019. This VIS image is located where the southeastern flank of Ascraeus Mons meets the surrounding volcanic plains. Ascraeus Mons is the northernmost of the three large Tharsis volcanoes. Explore more THEMIS Images … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Edge of the caldera on Ascraeus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 12, 2019. Today’s VIS image is located on the summit of Ascraeus Mons, one of the three large Tharsis region volcanoes. This image clips just the edge of the large summit caldera. Explore more … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Me and my little friend

Me and my little friend. A very interesting-looking 5-kilometer crater located in Ascraeus Mons, a large shield volcano located in the Tharsis region of the planet Mars. It is the northernmost and tallest of three shield volcanoes collectively known as … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Pit chains and craters on Ascraeus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 7, 2018. The linear features in this VIS image are located on part of the large flow feature on the southern flank of Ascraeus Mons. The features most likely formed by collapse of the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: A caldera’s steep slopes

This image shows part of the steep wall of the caldera (a large volcanic crater) at the top of Ascraeus Mons, one of Mars’ giant volcanoes. We can see chutes carved into the soft dust that has built up on … Continue reading

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Olympus Mons and Ascraeus Mons: Geologically recent lava inflation

The summit of Olympus Mons displays lava flows, some of which are truncated by the caldera, that appear to have flowed uphill. Because lava flows downhill, this mismatch between the flow direction and present-day topography suggests that the terrain has … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Pits and channels on Ascraeus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 28, 2018. This VIS image shows a portion of the northern flank of Ascreaus Mons. Multiple linear depressions cut across the surface lava flows, having formed after the surface in this region. The chains … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Impact crater on volcanic plains

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 23, 2018. This VIS image shows an unnamed crater located northeast of Ascraeus Mons, on the volcanic plains of the Tharsis region. The rim has several concentric ridges. There are multiple layers of ejecta, … Continue reading

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Mars Express: From horizon to horizon

Fifteen years ago, ESA’s Mars Express was launched to investigate the Red Planet. To mark this milestone comes a striking view of Mars from horizon to horizon, showcasing one of the most intriguing parts of the martian surface. On 2 … Continue reading

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