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HiRISE: A volcanic fissure

Although Mars is known for having the largest volcano in our Solar System, Olympus Mons, we also find small-scale volcanic features on its surface. This fissure, less than 500 meters across at its widest point, lies in the Tharsis region … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Flows upon flows in Daedalia Planum

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 13, 2017. Today’s false color image shows a small portion of Daedalia Planum. This part of Mars is built up from countless interwoven lava flows that have spilled from the giant volcanos of Tharsis … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Obstacles and wakes in lava

Amazonis Planitia is a broad plain on Mars, covered with ancient lava. This image shows an interesting feature of an old lava flow. When it was mostly liquid, the lava had a crust of cooled debris floating on the surface. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lava flows on Solis Planum

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 19, 2016. This VIS image shows some of the extensive lava flows that comprise Solis Planum. [Local time is soon after sunrise, so lighting is coming from the right.] More THEMIS Images of the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lava flows near Ascraeus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 24, 2016. Today’s VIS image shows a very small portion of the extensive lava flows of the Tharsis volcanic complex. These flows are located southeast of Ascraeus Mons. More THEMIS Images of the Day … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Lava in Elysium Planitia

Lava in Elysium Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Possible lava flow passages in Kasei Valles

Possible narrow passages for lava flows through Kasei Valles. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Strange patterns in Echus Chasma

This image shows bright and dark patterns with curving boundaries, a good example of Mars art. What caused this appearance? This region of Echus Chasma has been flooded by lava flows that produced rough and smooth surfaces. The rough areas … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lava flows

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 5, 2015. This VIS image shows lava flows near the eastern flank of Pavonis Mons. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: Daedalia Planum

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 8, 2014. This VIS image shows a small portion of Daedalia Planum, a huge region of volcanic flows south of Arsia Mons. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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