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HiRISE; Exposed bedrock, Koval’sky impact basin

This image shows partially exposed bedrock within the Koval’sky impact basin, which is on the outskirts of the extensive lava field of Daedalia Planum. Daedalia Planum is located southwest of Arsia Mons, which may be the source responsible for filling … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lava tube skylights in Daedalia Planum

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 19, 2017. Today’s VIS image show lava flows in Daedalia Planum that originated from Arsia Mons. At lower right, note the three circular “skylights” — places where the roof of an underground lava tube … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Flows upon flows in Daedalia Planum

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 13, 2017. Today’s false color image shows a small portion of Daedalia Planum. This part of Mars is built up from countless interwoven lava flows that have spilled from the giant volcanos of Tharsis … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dust ridges in Daedalia Planum

Dust ridges in Daedalia Planum. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Tapestry of once-molten rock

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 1, 2017. This VIS image shows a portion of Daedalia Planum, an extensive volcanic plain comprised of flows from Arsia Mons. Different flow surface textures help delineate different flows. (This image was taken shortly … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lava rough and smooth on Daedalia Planum

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 27, 2017. his VIS image shows a small portion of Daedalia Planum. The lava flows in this region originated at Arsia Mons, one of the large Tharsis volcanoes. Several different elevations of lava flow … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Grazing light at sunrise on lava flows

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 26, 2017. The grazing light of sunrise, coming from the right, reveals edges and other details in lava flows of Daedalia Planum. These flows come from Arsia Mons volcano. A windstreak is visible at … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Windstreak on Daedalia Planum

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 26, 2016. The “tail” behind the crater at the top of this VIS image is called a windstreak. This feature is formed by winds blowing over, in, and around the crater. Turbulence in the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Daedalia Planum’s volcanic vents

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 29, 2016. n the bottom half of this VIS image is a line of small volcanic vents. These vents emplaced lava to both sides of the vent ridge. The linear contact of dark/bright surface … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lava flow and crater, Daedalia Planum

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 26, 2016. Today’s VIS image shows a small portion of Daedalia Planum. Daedalia Planum was created by lava flows from Arsia Mons. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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