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HiRISE: Ganges Chasma landslide

Ganges Chasma landslide. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Windblown sand in Ganges Chasma

Dark, windblown sand covers intricate sedimentary rock layers in this image from Ganges Chasma, a canyon in the Valles Marineris system. These features are at once familiar and unusual to those familiar with Earth’s beaches and deserts. Most sand dunes … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Canyon’s edge in Ganges Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 17, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Ganges Chasma. Dunes are visible on the floor of the canyon (bottom right corner of the full image). The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Ganges Chasma – false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 8, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Ganges Chasma. The THEMIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. These … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Ganges Chasma’s history book

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 22, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part Ganges Chasma. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Ganges Chasma – false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 3, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Ganges Chasma. The THEMIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: The dune sea of Ganges Chasma

This image is at the eastern edge of a very large deposit of wind-blown dust that occupies Ganges Chasma. This thick deposit surrounds hills and mesas that rise up through it. We can tell from the patterns that the wind … Continue reading

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Mars Express: Witness to a wet early Mars

Vast volumes of water once flooded through this deep chasm on Mars that connects the ‘Grand Canyon’ of the Solar System – Valles Marineris – to the planet’s northern lowlands. The image, taken by ESA’s Mars Express on 16 July, … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Marching dust devils

On an early fall afternoon in Ganges Chasma (Valles Marineris), we managed to capture a cluster of 8 dust devils, five of them in the enhanced color strip. They’re together on a dark sandy surface that tilts slightly to the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Light-toned layers, Ganges Chasma

Light-toned layers next to fan in a depression north of Ganges Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.

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