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HiRISE: Down in Proctor Crater

Down in Proctor Crater. Proctor Crater is 168 kilometers in diameter, and its massive dune field has been imaged by us for several years to track changes over time. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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‘Ghost dune’ pits discovered on Mars

Scientists have discovered hundreds of crescent-shaped pits on Mars where sand dunes the size of the U.S. Capitol stood billions of years ago. The curves of these ancient dune impressions record the direction of prevailing winds on the Red Planet, … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Active dunes and possible glacier flow

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 6, 2018. This VIS image is located on the floor of an unnamed crater between Terra Sabaea and Utopia Planitia. The center of the image contains several regions of sand dunes. The dunes occupy … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dune field in crater

Shadow dancing. Sometimes the less said about a picture, the better. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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THEMIS: Dunes and sand sheet in Rabe Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 19, 2018. The large sand sheet with surface dune forms seen in this VIS image is located on the complex floor of Rabe Crater. The sand is likely derived by erosion into the deposit … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Of dunes and their stories

Of dunes and their stories. So far no seasonal changes have been detected here, making this site unique. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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THEMIS: Hebes Mensa

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 13, 2018. Located in the center of Hebes Chasma is a large deposit of layered material called Hebes Mensa. Extensive erosion has created gullies in the mensa and distributed fine sand size materials to … Continue reading

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HiRISE: East Endeavour Crater dune field monitoring

East Endeavour Crater dune field monitoring. We’re monitoring to detect surface change of dunes shown to be active from past HiRISE observations. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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THEMIS: Landslide debris and dunes in Coprates Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 8, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows part of the wall and floor of Coprates Chasma. Several landslide deposits are visible as well as small regions of sand dunes. More THEMIS Images of the Day … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Milankovic Crater dunes

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 4, 2018. Milankovic Crater is located in central Arcadia Planitia. This VIS image shows small dark sand dunes on the crater floor, and larger dunes within the central crater peak/pit feature. With a diameter … Continue reading

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