Tag Archives: Isidis Planitia

Explosive volcanism likely made olivine-rich deposit near 2020 rover landing site

Ashfall from ancient volcanic explosions is the likely source of a strange mineral deposit near the landing site for NASA’s next Mars rover, a new study finds. The research, published in the journal Geology, could help scientists assemble a timeline … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Terra Sabaea in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 5, 2019. This false-color image is located between Terra Sabaea and Isidis Planitia basin. Blue tones in this band configuration indicate basaltic sands. The sands are more prevalent in the plains at the upper … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Diverse lithologies of the Fourth Planet

Diverse lithologies of the Fourth Planet. This nice image is located in Syrtis Major, right next to Isidis Planitia and south of the Nili Fossae formations. On Mars. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive [More at links]

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HiRISE: Channels and ripples along crater walls

Channels and ripples along crater walls. From the science rationale: “We would like a HiRISE image of the selected area to look for evidence of both fluvial and aeolian processes on the crater wall. Specifically, we are looking for channels … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Complex erosion on border of Nili Fossae and Isidis Planitia

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 29, 2018. This VIS image is located on the margin of the Nili Fossae region and Isidis Planitia. At the bottom of the image a channel feature is visible, the branch on the right … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Fractured ground in Isidis Planitia

Fractured ground in Isidis Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Cratered cones and ridges in Isidis Planitia

Cratered cones and ridges in Isidis Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Isolated layered hill in Isidis Planitia

Isolated layered hill in Isidis Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Dark dunes in Isidis Planitia crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 14, 2016. Small, dark dunes are located on the floor of this unnamed crater in Isidis Planitia. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.  

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THEMIS: Crater – false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 30, 2015. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. These false color images may reveal subtle variations … Continue reading

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