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HiRISE: The exposed exterior of a modified crater in Tantalus Fossae

The exposed exterior of a modified crater in Tantalus Fossae. Many craters in this area have been extensively modified, but few are sitting on the edge of a graben like this. This position exposes parts of the crater exterior and … Continue reading

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HiRISE: A sample of Phlegethon Catena

A sample of Phlegethon Catena. This area is full of graben, which are depressions that often run parallel to faults. Beautiful Mars series.

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HRSC: Fracture swarms on Mars

These striking features on Mars were caused by the planet’s crust stretching apart in response to ancient volcanic activity. The fractures in the Sirenum Fossae region in the southern hemisphere were imaged by ESA’s Mars Express in March. They extend … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lava tube takes a sharp turn

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 6, 2017. This image shows part of the eastern flank of Pavonis Mons. Surface lava flows run down hill from the upper left of the image towards the bottom right. Perpendicular to that trend … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Fractures on Pavonis Mons’ flank

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 31, 2017. This image shows part of the western flank of Pavonis Mons. The linear features are faults. Faulting usually includes change of elevation, where blocks of material slide down the fault. Paired faults … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Pit craters on Ascraeus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 4, 2017. This image shows a collapse feature on the southeastern flank of the volcano. The circular/scalloped margin of the collapse is typical for ceiling collapse into a lava tube. However, the potential lava … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Tectonics in Sirenum Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 3, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Sirenum Fossae. The linear depressions in this image, called graben, were formed by tectonic activity. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Varieties of geo-chaos in Gorgonum

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 2, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Gorgonum Chaos. Chaotic regions form when groundwater escapes to the surface, undermining it and causing the ground to collapse. The linear depression at the bottom … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Tempe Fossae graben in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 14, 2017. Today’s false color image shows a section of Tempe Fossae located in Tempe Terra. This is a graben that formed when subsurface forces pulled the ground apart, and a portion of the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Thaumasia Planum in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 8, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of the plains of Thaumasia Planum. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create … Continue reading

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