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THEMIS: Glacial terrain in Moreux Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 17, 2017. This image of Moreux Crater shows part of the central peak at the top of the frame, deposits of material from the crater rim at the bottom of the frame and sand … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Dunes on floor of Moreux Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 16, 2017. This image of Moreux Crater shows part of the central peak and sand dunes on the crater floor surrounding the peak. The crater rim is at the bottom right of this image. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Nili Patera dunes

Nili Patera dunes. This picture gives almost complete coverage of this particular area at HiRISE resolution. Excellent! Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Pits and dunes near central peak, Moreux Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 15, 2017. This image of Moreux Crater shows part of the central peak and fields of sand dunes on the crater floor surrounding the peak. This image is just north of the previous image … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Pitted terrain and dunes in Moreux Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 14, 2017. This image of Moreux Crater shows part of the central peak and fields of sand dunes on the crater floor surrounding the peak. The lower elevations of the peak are visible on … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Moreux Crater’s pocketful of dunes

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 13, 2017. Moreux Crater is located in northern Arabia Terra and has a diameter of 138 kilometers. The crater contains a central peak, and dunes on the floor of the crater. This VIS image … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Channels (and dunes) in Libya Montes

Channels, channels, who’s got the channels? Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Defrosting dunes within Chasma Boreale

This image shows a dune field in Chasma Boreale, which is a large trough that cuts into the North Polar ice cap. Some of the dunes in this image are quite long and sinuous with a slight bulge at one … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Squiggles in Hellas Planitia

At around 2,200 kilometers in diameter, Hellas Planitia is the largest visible impact basin in the Solar System, and hosts the lowest elevations on Mars’ surface as well as a variety of landscapes. This image covers a small central portion … Continue reading

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HRSC: Colorful dunes on wind-swept Mars

Dunes are prominent indicators of prevailing winds, as can be seen on this crater floor on Mars, imaged by ESA’s Mars Express on 16 May. Depressions such as impact craters can act as traps for sediments that have been blown … Continue reading

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