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THEMIS: Rabe Crater dunes in infrared

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 28, 2017. This image of Rabe Crater and the region around it was collected using the IR (infrared) camera. The brighter the material, the warmer the surface is. Most dunes on Mars are dark … Continue reading

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HiRISE: The splitting of the dunes

The mound in the center of this image appears to have blocked the path of the dunes as they marched south (north is to the left in this image) across the scene. Many of these transverse dunes have slipfaces that … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Gullies on a big dune

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 27, 2017. Today’s VIS image shows part of the large dune form on the floor of Russell Crater. The big dune is scarred by gullies, with little dunes gathering at the gullies’ ends. More … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Gale Crater & Mt. Sharp in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 24, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Gale Crater, the home of Curiosity Rover. The rover has driven about 10 miles (16 km) from where it landed and is currently traversing across … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dunes of the Southern Highlands

Sand dunes are scattered across Mars and one of the larger populations exists in the Southern hemisphere, just west of the Hellas impact basin. The Hellespontus region features numerous collections of dark, dune formations that collect both within depressions such … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Pit and dunes in Rabe Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 22, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of the floor of Rabe Crater’s western floor, including a deep pit and a portion of the extensive dune field found in this crater. (A view … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Rim gullies & dunes in Noachis crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 16, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of the floor of an unnamed crater in Noachis Terra. A small field of dunes is visible in the bottom left corner of the full image, … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Barchan dune changes

Barchan dune changes in the Hellespontus region. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Terra Cimmeria’s sand traps

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 10, 2017. This infrared image covers a large swath of Terra Cimmeria, including numerous craters with dunes and dune fields on their floors, as well as dunes located on the plains between craters. Dunes … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Warm dunes glowing in Kaiser Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 9, 2017. This is an infrared image of Kaiser Crater and the dune field on the crater floor. Brighter tones in the image are warmer surfaces. The basaltic dunes are dark in the visible, … Continue reading

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