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HiRISE: Rough texture, dark dunes

Rough texture, dark dunes. There is a variety of substrate textures in this image, including a ridge-groove corrugation that is reminiscent of some features in Gale Crater. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Sand sea monitoring

Sand sea monitoring. This ocean of dunes is located within central Juventae Chasma. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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THEMIS: Dunes and Escorial Crater ejecta in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 13, 2018. The ‘brown’ in this VIS image is part of the ejecta surrounding Escorial Crater. The material of the ejecta blanket is much more resistant to local winds and remains as a plateau … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Siton Undae dunes in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 12, 2018. The blue features in this VIS image are sand dunes located near Escorial Crater and the north polar cap. The dune field is called Siton Undae. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Hanging sand dunes in Coprates Chasma

Dune fields located among canyon wall slopes are also known as “wall dune fields” and are further identified as either climbing or falling. Falling dunes are defined as large bedforms with lee faces on the downhill side—indicating that this is … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dunes in south Xainza Crater

Dunes in south Xainza Crater. They look so innocent… Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Dune swarm!

Dune swarm!  These dunes mean business here in Chasma Boreale. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Monitoring active dunes in east Meridiani Planum

Monitoring active dunes in east Meridiani Planum. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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THEMIS: Sand dunes in Russell Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 21, 2018. The large complex dune form in this VIS image is located on the floor of Russell Crater. Russell Crater is in Noachis Terra. (Features may look odd because sunlight is coming from … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Ongoing dune activity in Ganges Chasma

Ongoing dune activity in Ganges Chasma. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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