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HiRISE: Hills in Ganges Chasma

The hills in Ganges Chasma.¬†Ganges Chasma is in the northeast portion of Valles Marineris, and opens into outflow channels that flowed to the north. Scattered hills on the canyon floor may be remnants of chaos terrain that formed from collapse … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Stair-stepped hill in central Arabia Terra

Stair-stepped hill in central Arabia Terra. Stratified material eroded so as to look something like a wedding cake. A cliff-bench slope expression, apparently mantled with dust, each layer is roughly the same thickness as the next. Beautiful Mars series. [More … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Softly rounded hills in Phlegra Montes

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 25, 2018. The rounded hills in this VIS image are located in Arcadia Planitia. Broad linear ridges and groups of hills in this region are part of Phlegra Dorsa (ridges) and Phlegra Montes (hills). … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Arabia Terra dune field in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 23, 2018. This is a false color image of the dune field in the Arabia Terra crater. In this combination of bands, sand appears as a blue to dark blue color. In this image, … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Crater feeding sand into big dune field

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 22, 2018. The small crater in the image of the image is at the upwind side of the dune field. There is a considerable amount of sand within the crater, with a relatively smooth … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Finger-like dunes creep across Arabia Terra crater floor

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 21, 2018. This image is located southeast of the region of the large sand dune deposit. Here there is still limited amounts of available sand and the dunes formed are smaller individual features. The … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Dunes engulfing hills and mesas

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 20, 2018. The bottom of this image shows the hills and mesas within the crater. The dunes at the top of the image are engulfing and covering the hills. In some locations the hills … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Hills in Eos Chasma

Hills in Eos Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: South polar spiral

This hill in the South Polar layered deposits has influenced the erosion of the icy layers. The hill protects the layers from erosion, so the pattern of erosion to the sides of the hill forms a beautiful spiral pattern. [More … Continue reading

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HiRISE: The hills are colorful in Juventae Chasma

There are many hills about 1 kilometer high in Juventae Chasma, which is located north of the main Valles Marineris canyon system. The floor of the canyon is covered by a sea of sand, but the hills rise above the … Continue reading

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