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THEMIS: Bamberg Crater’s complex and gullied rim

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 26, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows the western rim of Bamberg Crater. The complex nature of the rim is one indication of the relative youth of this crater in relation to it’s surrounding. Many … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Paired craters in big Noachis Terra crater – binary asteroid hit?

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 2, 2016. Today’s false color image shows an unnamed crater in Noachis Terra. The paired small craters near the center may be where a binary asteroid struck. The THEMIS camera contains 5 filters. The data … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 1, 2016. This unnamed crater in Amazonis Planitia has a complex rim. In the bottom of the image there are several parallel rims, while the rim at the top of the image is lobate … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Concentric rims

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 19, 2016. This VIS image shows an unnamed crater near Acheron Fossae. The structure of this crater includes a central pit and several concentric rims. Radial grooves can be seen on the ejecta blanket … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Youthful crater in Cydonia Colles region

The central portion of this image is dominated by a sharp-rimmed crater that is roughly 5 kilometers in diameter. On its slopes, gullies show young (i.e., geologically recent) headward erosion, which is the lengthening of the gully in the upslope … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Crater inside Newton Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 13, 2015. This VIS image shows an example of a central peak crater. This unnamed crater is located on the floor of Newton Crater in Terra Sirenum. More THEMIS Images of the Day by … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Gully monitoring

Gully monitoring. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Nilosyrtis region crater floor

Nilosyrtis region crater floor. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Syrtis Major region crater chain

Syrtis Major region crater chain. Beautiful Mars series.

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Endeavour rim rocks slope “wrong” way

The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, exploring the eroded rim segments of Endeavour Crater, has found that the uplifted rocks of the crater’s rim have an unexpected structure: they slope downward into the crater. Geologist Larry Crumpler (New Mexico Museum of … Continue reading

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