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HiRISE: Exposed fractured bedrock in a crater

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

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THEMIS: Crater & caldera on Elysium Mons

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

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HiRISE: Rim of Verlaine Crater

Rim of Verlaine Crater. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Noachis Terra crater in false color

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

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HiRISE: Crater flooded by lava

An unfortunate crater buried by lava buried in Athabasca Valles. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Erased crater (?) in Terra Sabaea

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

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THEMIS: Craters within craters in Terra Cimmeria

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 28, 2016. This VIS image shows two craters in Terra Cimmeria. The inner crater impacted at some time after the outer crater was created. The rim of the smaller, interior crater has several gullies … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Craters and plains in Terra Cimmeria

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 15, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of the plains of Terra Cimmeria. The THEMIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false … Continue reading

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HiRISE: 3-km crater & bedrock north of Hellas

3-kilometer crater and bedrock exposures north of Hellas Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.  

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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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