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European Space Agency: Supporting InSight

At just before 9pm Central European Time on 26 November, Mars will receive a new visitor: NASA’s InSight lander. (…) Since InSight’s study is focused on sensing the planet’s interior, surface geology is not such an important factor in deciding … Continue reading

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HiRISE: The pits of Elysium Mons

During the 2018 Mars dust storm, we obtained a clear view of the summit of the giant volcano Elysium Mons. We see the western rim and floor of the caldera, and a chain of pits (called a “catena”) extending from … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Granicus Valles in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 15, 2018. This VIS image shows some of the complex channels that make up Granicus Valles. This channel system is located west of Elysium Mons. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Complex feature in Hephaestus Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 8, 2018. This VIS image is located at the eastern end of Hephaestus Fossae. Hephaestus Fossae is a channel system in Utopia Planitia near Elysium Mons. It has been proposed that the channel formed … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Granicus Valles, channel in Elysium

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 28, 2018. This VIS image shows a section of Granicus Valles. Granicus Valles is one of several channel systems the originate near Elysium Mons. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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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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