Tag Archives: Kaiser Crater

HiRISE: Bedrock on the floor of Kaiser Crater

HiRISE has often imaged inside Kaiser Crater to monitor active sand dunes and gullies. Surrounding these dunes, we often find clean bedrock exposures, because the actively moving sand clears off the dust. Kaiser Crater is 207 kilometers wide and was … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Kaiser Crater dunes

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 15, 2019. This VIS image is located in Kaiser Crater and shows several individual dunes. These dunes’ dark tone suggests they are free of dust, hence active. With continued winds sand dunes will move … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Interweaving gullies in Kaiser Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 14, 2019. Today’s VIS image shows part of the inner rim of Kaiser Crater. The rim has been dissected by numerous gullies. Kaiser Crater is located in Noachis Terra. See more THEMIS Images of … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Dunes in Kaiser Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 23, 2018. This VIS image shows part of the floor of Kaiser Crater, including several sand dunes. Kaiser Crater is located in Noachis Terra. The dunes’ dark tone indicates they are free of dust, … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Kaiser Crater dunes in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 2, 2018. This is a false color image of Kaiser Crater. In this combination of filters “blue” typically means basaltic sand. This VIS image crosses 3/4 of the crater and demonstrates how extensive the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: North winds weave lines of dunes in Kaiser Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 1, 2018. This VIS image of the floor of Kaiser Crater contains several sand dune shapes and sizes. The “whiter” material is the hard crater floor surface. Kaiser Crater is located in the southern … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Sand dune museum in Kaiser Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 31, 2018. This VIS image of the floor of Kaiser Crater contains a large variety of sand dune shapes and sizes. The “whiter” material is the hard crater floor surface. Kaiser Crater is located … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Crescent dunes merge into long dunes in Kaiser Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 30, 2018. At the top of this VIS image crescent shaped dunes are visible. As the dunes approach a break in elevation the forms change to connect the crescents together forming long aligned dune … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Dunes in transition on floor of Kaiser Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 29, 2018. This VIS image of Kaiser Crater shows a region of the dunes with varied appearances. The different dune forms developed due to different amounts of available sand, different wind directions, and the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Variations on a sandy theme in Kaiser Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 26, 2018. This VIS image of Kaiser Crater shows a region of the dunes with varied appearances. The different dune forms developed due to different amounts of available sand, different wind directions, and the … Continue reading

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