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HiRISE: Chaotic terrain in Xanthe Terra

Chaotic terrain in Xanthe Terra. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Disrupted terrain in Elysium Planitia

Disrupted terrain in southern Elysium Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Faulting cuts across Gorgonum Chaos

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 3, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Gorgonum Chaos. The linear features are tectonic faults, called graben, that are part of Sirenum Fossae. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data … Continue reading

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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: Aram Chaos

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 21, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Aram Chaos. This is an ancient impact crater that was filled with sediments, flooded, and eroded. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Iani Chaos in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 15, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Iani Chaos. Regions of “chaos” or chaotic terrain occur when groundwater escapes through the surface and flows away, underminign the landscape in the process and … Continue reading

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THEMIS: When groundwater escapes: Hydaspis Chaos

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 2, 2016. The region of hills and mesas at the top of this VIS image are part of Hydaspis Chaos, a typical area of “chaotic terrain.” Scientists think these form when groundwater under pressure … 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: Pyrrhae Chaos – false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 24, 2016. Today’s false color image shows Pyrrhae 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 false … Continue reading

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