Tag Archives: Elysium Planitia

Mars mantle models pave way for InSight lander

When NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander touches down on Mars in November 2018, it will become the planet’s most advanced geophysical monitoring station. From its landing site on the plains of Elysium Planitia, … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Disrupted terrain in Elysium Planitia

Disrupted terrain in southern Elysium Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: River of sand

A dominant driver of surface processes on Mars today is aeolian (wind) activity. In many cases, sediment from this activity is trapped in low-lying areas, such as craters. Aeolian features in the form of dunes and ripples can occur in … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Lava in Elysium Planitia

Lava in Elysium Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Volcanic flow features in Elysium Planitia

Volcanic flow features in southern Elysium Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Southwestern Elysium Planitia

Southwestern Elysium Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Hrad Vallis

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 4, 2016. This VIS image shows a portion of Hrad Vallis. Hrad Vallis is one of the many valley systems located west of the Elysium volcanic complex. The channel system may have been formed … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Terra Cimmeria — false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 16, 2015. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. These false color images may reveal subtle variations … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Windstreaks false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 19, 2015. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. These false color images may reveal subtle variations … Continue reading

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InSight will land on Elysium Planitia lava flows

This map [made using THEMIS daytime infrared images] shows the single area under continuing evaluation as the InSight mission’s Mars landing site, as of a year before the mission’s May 2016 launch. The finalist ellipse marked within the northern portion … Continue reading

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