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- CRISM: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars
- CTX: Context Camera
- HiRISE: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment
- MARSIS: Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding
- SHARAD: Shallow Radar
- THEMIS: Thermal Emission Imaging System
- All Mars missions list
- Mars 2020 Rover
- Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN)
- Mars Exploration Rovers (MER)
- Mars Express (MEX)
- Mars Odyssey
- Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) / Mangalyaan
- Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
- Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Tag Archives: ice caps
This close-up image gives the impression of looking like bacterial cells and their internal structures which travel and split in the process of life. These features are fractal in nature: the same image is preserved through different scales, with the … Continue reading
One of Mars’s most striking features is the giant dome of layered ice and dust at its northern pole, analogous to Earth’s ice sheets. Scientists have long debated what formed this dome, thought to have begun developing about 5 million … Continue reading
THEMIS Image of the Day, October 7, 2014. While yesterday’s VIS image showed a texture of oval depressions (Swiss cheese), today’s VIS image shows a linear surface texture of the south polar cap. This texture is described as looking like … Continue reading
THEMIS Image of the Day, October 6, 2014. This VIS image of the south pole shows a surface with numerous oval depressions. This texture has been described as looking like swiss cheese. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological … Continue reading
THEMIS Image of the Day, September 18, 2014. Today’s VIS image shows a small part of the south polar cap. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.
THEMIS Image of the Day, September 17, 2014. Spring has arrived at the south pole of Mars. The multitude of layers that make up the cap are readily visible in today’s THEMIS VIS image. More THEMIS Images of the Day … Continue reading
THEMIS Image of the Day, August 15, 2014. This VIS image shows the layering of the north polar cap. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.
THEMIS Image of the Day, July 2, 2014. This VIS image very clearly shows the layering that is found in both polar caps. This image is of the north polar cap. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.
THEMIS Image of the Day, June 9, 2014. This VIS image shows the layering of the north polar cap. Such layering is visible on the sides of troughs carved into the ice. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological … Continue reading
Beautiful Mars series. South polar region cryptic terrain. This is called “cryptic terrain” because it stays cold in the spring, even as its albedo (light reflection) darkens and the Sun rises in the sky. More Beautiful Mars images.