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HiRISE: Those rugged slopes

Those rugged slopes. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Ridges in a crater floor

Ridges in a crater floor. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Two small craters in Terra Sirenum

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 19, 2017. Do you see what I see? Shadows are just right to form googly eyes. (THEMIS Art #128). More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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HiRISE: Layers on rim of southern impact crater

Swoop! – Layers on the rim of an impact crater in the southern region of Mars. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Craters in Memnonia

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 14, 2017. Do you see what I see? Is that a momma holding a baby? (THEMIS Art #125) More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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HiRISE: Crater on a crater wall

It’s not that common to see craters on steep hills, partly because rocks falling downhill can quickly erase such craters. Here, however, a small impact occurred on the sloping wall of a larger crater and is well-preserved. Dark, blocky ejecta … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Triple strike on Solis Planum

THEMIS image of the Day, June 6, 2017. Today’s VIS image is of a group of craters in Solis Planum. Because three of the craters are overlapping it is possible to determine the order in which those three were created. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Aonia Terra crater ejecta in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 26, 2017. Today’s false color image shows several small craters in Aonia Terra. The false colors help show differences in the patterns of debris ejected in the impacts. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Is that an impact crater?

This image was acquired to take a closer look at a circular feature that might be an impact structure on the South Polar layered deposits. Measuring the sizes and frequency of impact craters provides a constraint on the age of … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Plains south of Valles Marineris

This enhanced-color sample reveals the incredible diversity of landforms on some Martian plains that appear bland and uniform at larger scales. Here we see layers, small channels suggesting water flow, craters, and indurated sand dunes. [More at link]

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