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Water ice is buried near Mars equator in small areas

A re-analysis of data from the Neutron Spectrometer on NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter has nearly doubled the data’s resolution. The higher-resolution data show that small deposits of water ice lie buried at shallow depths near the martian equator in several … Continue reading

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Mars’ mantle more Earth-like than Moon-like

Mars’ mantle may be more complicated than previously thought. In a new study published [February 24] in the Nature-affiliated journal Scientific Reports, researchers at Louisiana State University document geochemical changes over time in the lava flows of Elysium, a major … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Crater & caldera on Elysium Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 7, 2016. This VIS image shows two circular features. The flat floored feature at the top of the image is the summit caldera of Elysium Mons and was formed by volcanic activity. The bowl-shaped … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Granicus Valles channels

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 19, 2016. This VIS image shows a portion of Granicus Valles. Granicus Valles is just one of the many valley systems located west of the Elyisum volcanic complex. More THEMIS Images of the Day … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Cracks & craters in Elysium Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 12, 2016. The linear features in this VIS image are located west of Elysium Mons. It is very likely that volcanic activity played a part in the formation of the linear features. Tectonic forces … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Central pit crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 3, 2016. Today’s image shows an unnamed crater located northwest of Elysium Mons. This crater contains a central pit, which formed at the time of impact. The depth, diameter and central morphology of a … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Granicus Valles

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 18, 2016. The linear feature in this VIS image is part of Granicus Valles. The linear nature, and uniform width is indicative of a fault bounded graben. The plains surrounding this feature are volcanic, … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Pit crater near Elysium Mons

This image was taken of an area on the lower southeastern flank of the volcano Elysium Mons. In the center is a small, dark pristine-appearing pit approximately 130 meters in diameter, which is clearly visible among the numerous small impact … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Hephaestus Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 16, 2015. Located west of Elysium Mons, Hephaestus Fossae is a long, complex fracture system. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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HiRISE: Pit near Elysium Mons

Pit near Elysium Mons. Beautiful Mars series.

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