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HiRISE: Tell-tale bedrock in Tyrrhena Terra

Large craters, like this 50-kilometer diameter one, can uplift material from below and form a mountain-like central peak. Craters of this size on Mars become unstable as they form and collapse due to gravity. Craters with central peaks and terraced … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dunes next to a central peak

The dunes, they are coming for you! These dunes are next to a central peak in a crater. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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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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HiRISE: Central peak and pit with bedrock exposures

A central peak and pit with bedrock exposures. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Formations in context (Or, what is it?)

Some HiRISE images show strange-looking formations. Sometimes it helps to look at Context Camera images to understand the circumstances of a scene—like this cutout from CTX 033783_1509—which here shows an impact crater with a central peak, and a collapse depression … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lohse Crater’s central peaks

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 12, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of the floor of Lohse Crater in Noachis Terra. This large crater has several central peaks that cluster and almost form a ring. The THEMIS camera … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Hale Crater’s central ridge

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 9,. 2017. Rather than a central peak, Hale Crater contains a complex ridge of peaks. This VIS image shows a portion of the ridge. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.   … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Better preserved on Mars than on Earth

In many ways, Mars bears remarkable similarities to Earth, but in some ways it is drastically different. Scientists often use Earth as an example, or analog, to help us to understand the geologic history of the Red Planet. As we … Continue reading

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HiRISE: 9-km impact crater and its central peak

This image reveals an impact crater, nine kilometers in diameter, with a central peak. Impact craters of various sizes and ages can be found across the Martian surface. Each impact crater on Mars possesses a unique origin and composition, which … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Rugged central peaks in Hale Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 19, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of the interior of Hale Crater. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create … Continue reading

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