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THEMIS: Big dunes and little ones in Russell Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 14, 2018. This VIS image shows part of the floor of Russell Crater, including sand dunes of mulitple sizes. Russell Crater is located in Noachis Terra. Do small dunes merge to become big ones? … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dune field in a crater near Iaxartes Tholus

A dune field in a crater near Iaxartes Tholus. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Dunes dubbed Furya

Dunes dubbed Furya. Of course, these were dubbed by the suggester of the image, who clearly is a fan of “The Chronicles of Riddick.” Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: North flank of Ceti Mensa

The north flank of Ceti Mensa. There is some possible soft-sediment deformation in this area. The region has attracted attention because its deep red color in images collected by the Viking Orbiter mission during the 1970s. Beautiful Mars series. [More … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Colorful impact

Some regions of Mars are not very colorful, but we can be surprised by local features. This image of an impact crater in the south Syrtis Major region was acquired as a “ride-along” with a CRISM observation, which targeted this … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dark dunes in Ius Chasma

Dark dunes in Ius Chasma. This image is part of a campaign to monitor the dunes over three Martian years. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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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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