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THEMIS: Layered deposits in Melas Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 5, 2017. Today’s image is just a bit further to the west of yesterday’s. Here there are no dunes, but extensive outcrops of layered material. It is possible that these layered deposits were formed … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Window into the past

The layered sedimentary deposits inside the giant canyons of Mars have puzzled scientists for decades. These light toned deposits have fine, horizontal laminations that are unlike the rugged rim rock of the Valles Marineris. Various ideas for the origin of … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Rough floor in Coprates Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 27, 2017. This image is located in central Coprates Chasma. The image shows multiple landslide features, which form the bright lobed shaped deposits at the bottom of the canyon cliff face (top of image). … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Badlands in Coprates Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 26, 2017. This image is located on the eastern side of Coprates Chasma, near Capri Chasma. The image shows multiple landslide features, which form lobed shaped deposits at the bottom of the canyon cliff … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Landslides and dunes in Coprates Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 25, 2017. This image is located on the eastern side of Coprates Chasma, near Capri Chasma. The image shows multiple landslide features, which form lobed shaped deposits at the bottom of the canyon cliff … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Eroded sediments in Ophir Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 23, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Ophir Chasma. The mounds on the floor are of unknown origin and contain layers, probably laid down in past climate cycles. They appear to have … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Layered deposits in Ophir Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 14, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Ophir Chasma, with layered deposits on its floor. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Deposits along Melas Chasma’s north wall

It has been known since the 1970s when the Viking orbiters took pictures of Mars that there are large (i.e., several kilometers-thick) mounds of light-toned deposits within the central portion of Valles Marineris. More recent higher resolution images of Mars, … 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: Capri Mensa – false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 29, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Capri Mensa. 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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