Tag Archives: Firsoff Crater

THEMIS: Crater mounds in Crommelin and Firsoff craters

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 8, 2018. This VIS image shows parts of Crommelin and Firsoff Craters. Both craters contain large mounds of layered materials on the crater floor. This material was deposited after the craters formed and may … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Firsoff Crater in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 6, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of the interior deposits and floor of Firsoff Crater. The “blue worms” at the bottom of the image are sand dunes. The THEMIS VIS camera contains … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Varied deposit in Firsoff Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 21, 2016.  Today’s false color image shows part of the interior deposit of Firsoff Crater. (This image lies just west of the one from October 13 and partly overlaps it.)  The dark blue material … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Sand deposit in Firsoff Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 13, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of the interior deposit in Firsoff Crater. The dark blue material is most likely basaltic sand. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different … Continue reading

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Evidence of groundwater in Arabia Terra; if on Earth, could permit microbial colonization

Monica Pondrelli [Università d'Annunzio, Italy] and colleagues investigated the Equatorial Layered Deposits (ELDs) of Arabia Terra in Firsoff crater area, Mars, to understand their formation and potential habitability. [Their report appears in the Geological Society of America Bulletin.] On the … Continue reading

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