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THEMIS: Bonestell Crater in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 19, 2019. Today’s false-color image shows part of Bonestell Crater. This is a relatively young crater located in Acidalia Planitia. Dust blown into the crater and the downslope movement of fine materials from the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: North polar ice cap in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 18, 2019. The polar caps of Mars were deposited over millions of years. Seasonal depositions of ice and dust have created layer upon layer of material. In this false color image the white and … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Not white, not rock

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 17, 2019. This VIS image shows part of the floor of Pollack Crater. First imaged by Mariner 9, the high contrast between the crater floor and the bright feature, led to the informal name … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Ice-rich mantling in Utopia crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 16, 2019. This false-color VIS image shows a crater located in Utopia Planitia. The crater’s interior shows ample evidence for an ice-rich mantling material that has slipped and slumped away from the crater’s upraised … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Arabia Terra crater dunes

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 15, 2019. Today’s VIS image is located in an unnamed crater in Arabia Terra. Dark blue in this combination is typically basaltic sands. The presence of sand dunes with this tone indicated that these … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Wind streaks on northern plains

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 12, 2019. Today’s false-color VIS image is located in the plains between Chryse and Acidalia Planitias. Dark blue tones in this false color combination are usually created by basaltic sands. There appears to be … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Noachis Terra in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 11, 2019. This false-color image is located in northern Noachis Terra. Evros Vallis is located just below the large crater at the top of the image. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Sand dunes and sheets in Arabia Terra

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 10, 2019. This false-color VIS image is located in an unnamed crater in Arabia Terra. Dark blue tones in false color indicate basaltic sands. These sands have created the dunes seen in this image, … Continue reading

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THEMIS: McLaughlin Crater in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 9, 2019. The large crater at the bottom of today’s image is called McLaughlin Crater. It is located west of Mawrth Vallis, on the margin between Arabia Terra and Chryse Planitia. The THEMIS VIS … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Aram Chaos in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 8, 2019. Today’s false-color VIS image is located in Aram Chaos. Aram Chaos was initially formed by a large impact. Over time the crater interior was modified by several different processes, including liquid water. … Continue reading

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