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- CRISM: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars
- CTX: Context Camera
- HiRISE: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment
- MARSIS: Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding
- SHARAD: Shallow Radar
- THEMIS: Thermal Emission Imaging System
- All Mars missions list
- Mars 2020 Rover
- Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN)
- Mars Exploration Rovers (MER)
- Mars Express (MEX)
- Mars Odyssey
- Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) / Mangalyaan
- Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
- Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Tag Archives: craters
On Earth, geologists can dig holes and pull up core samples to find out what lies beneath the surface. On Mars, geologists cannot dig holes very easily themselves, but a process has been occurring for billions of years that has … Continue reading
Large impact craters have central hills or mountains, because the tremendous shock waves from the impact first compresses the ground, then causes a rebound when it becomes uncompressed. This effectively raises bedrock that was once deeply buried to the surface. … Continue reading
Small fresh crater. Beautiful Mars series.
THEMIS Image of the Day, December 7, 2016. This VIS images shows part of two unnamed craters in Noachis Terra. The younger of the two craters is at the bottom of the image with one side visible in the image. … Continue reading
Periglacial terrain. Beautiful Mars series.
THEMIS Image of the Day, December 2, 2016. Today’s VIS image is located in Noachis Terra. The unnamed crater at the bottom of the image contains a central pit. Central features such as pits and peaks can provide information about … Continue reading
THEMIS Image of the Day, November 30, 2016. This VIS image shows part of the north polar cap. This image is along the cap margin. The buried remnants of an impact crater are visible in the bottom half of the … Continue reading
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
This HiRISE image shows the central pit feature of an approximately 20-kilometer diameter complex crater in located at 304.480 degrees east, -11.860 degrees south, just north of the Valles Marineris. Here we can observe a partial ring of light-toned, massive … Continue reading
THEMIS Image of the Day, November 7, 2016. This VIS image shows two circular features. The flat floored feature at the top of the image is the summit caldera of Elysium Mons and was formed by volcanic activity. The bowl-shaped … Continue reading
Rim of Verlaine Crater. Beautiful Mars series.
THEMIS Image of the Day, October 20, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of a crater in Noachis Terra. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a … Continue reading
An unfortunate crater buried by lava buried in Athabasca Valles. Beautiful Mars series.
THEMIS Image of the Day, October 12, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of the plains in Terra Sabaea with what may be an ancient, almost eradicated crater. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters … Continue reading