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HiRISE: Valleys on Darwin Crater rim and wall

Valleys on east rim and wall of Darwin Crater imaged by Viking — Viking Image 571B01. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Dust devil tracks on southern crater rim

Southern crater rim. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Dust devil scrawls in Aonia Terra

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 6, 2017. This VIS image show dust devil tracks in Aonia Terra. As the dust devil moves along the surface it scours the dust and fine materials away, revealing the darker rocky surface below … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Dust devil tracks in Aonia Terra

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 20, 2017. Today’s VIS image shows dust devil tracks on the plains of Aonia Terra. As the dust devil moves across the surface it scours the fine dust particles, revealing the darker rock surface … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Scars of erosion

This large crescent dune in Kaiser Crater shows the scars of many types of seasonal erosional activities. Along its downwind slope are large gullies which are active during winter, when frost drives dune material downslope, carving out channels and creating … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Dust devil tracks in Argyre

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 23, 2017. Today’s VIS image shows dust devil tracks in Argyre Planitia. The dark streaks are made by dust devil activity scouring the surface and removing the lighter toned dust to reveal the darker … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Wind streaks in Gusev Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 12, 2016. Today’s VIS image shows some of the numerous dark linear streaks on the floor of Gusev Crater. These streaks are formed by wind action. The dark streaks are where dust devils have … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Periglacial terrain & dust devil tracks

Periglacial terrain. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Dust devil tracks across Terra Cimmeria

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 11, 2016. Today’s false color image shows dust devil tracks (the dark blue linear features) in Terra Cimmeria. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Gusev Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 7, 2016. Today’s VIS image shows the part of the floor of Gusev Crater with the Columbia Hills. Numerous dark linear markings were created by dust devil action. The Columbia Hills are where the … Continue reading

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