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HiRISE: Smooth and fractured deposits in Eridania valleys

The ancient highland channels in this image empty into the Eridania Basin (not visible), a large topographically low enclosure with smooth-appearing terrains that may have once contained a large paleolake or ancient sea. Water in these channels flowed to the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Channels in Noachis Terra craters

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 11, 2017. This VIS image shows several channels in and around unnamed craters in Noachis Terra. (If the channels look more like tubes or worms, remember that the sunlight is coming from the right … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Mawrth Vallis channel in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 20, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Mawrth Vallis. Not far from where this channel winds through highlands lies one of the candidate landing sites for the Curiosity rover, which was eventually … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Channel cutting through Terra Sirenum

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 14, 2016. The channel in this VIS image is located in Terra Sirenum. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: Channels winding through Noachis Terra

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 1, 2016. Numerous channels dissect the higher elevation material at the top of this image. This image is located in Noachis Terra. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: False color on Terra Sabaea

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 18, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Terra Sabaea. This area lies to the west of the Isidis Planitia impact basin, and near one of the candidate landing sites (Jezero Crater) for … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Gullies, channels, slumps in Terra Sirenum

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 31, 2016. This VIS image shows a group of craters in Terra Sirenum. The elongate crater in the top half of the image has numerous gullies dissecting the inner crater rim as will has … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Channels carving into Claritas Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 6, 2016. This VIS image shows several channels dissecting the higher elevations of Claritas Fossae. (Sunlight is coming from the right, as the image was taken in local morning, not long after sunrise.) More … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Channels in crater NE of Hellas Planitia

Channels in crater northeast of Hellas Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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Fossil rivers suggest warm, wet ancient Mars

Extensive systems of fossilised riverbeds have been discovered on an ancient region of the Martian surface, supporting the idea that the now cold and dry Red Planet had a warm and wet climate about 4 billion years ago, according to … Continue reading

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