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HiRISE: Fractured terrain in Shambe Crater

Fractured terrain in Shambe Crater. Beautiful Mars series.

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HRSC: Window to a watery past

This 70 km-wide crater and its surrounds offer a window into the watery past of the Red Planet. The scene, captured by ESA’s Mars Express, is a composite of two images taken in March 2007 and February 2017. It focuses … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Aram Chaos

Splendor in the rocks. (Aram Chaos) Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Varieties of geo-chaos in Gorgonum

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 2, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Gorgonum Chaos. Chaotic regions form when groundwater escapes to the surface, undermining it and causing the ground to collapse. The linear depression at the bottom … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Geo-chaos in Gorgonum

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 27, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Gorgonum Chaos, a place where subsurface ice melted, broke through to the surface, and drained away after undermining the ground along fractures. The THEMIS VIS … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Chaotic terrain in Xanthe Terra

Chaotic terrain in Xanthe Terra. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Gorgonum Chaos in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 30, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Gorgonum Chaos. Scientists call such terrain as this “chaotic” because the escape of groundwater from the subsurface has undermined the landscape and caused it to … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Golden Chaos in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 6, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Aureum Chaos. The THEMIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. These … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Ice-choked channels at highlands’ edge

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 14, 2016. This VIS image is located on the eastern margin of Terra Sabaea. The boundary region between the highlands of Terra Sabaea and the lower elevations of Utopia Planitia is a complex of … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Iani Chaos – false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 4, 2016. The THEMIS 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 of … Continue reading

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