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THEMIS: Cracked slabs of lava in Tempe Terra

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 20, 2017. Do you see what I see? Is that a praying mantis looking at me? (THEMIS Art #129) More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.  

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HiRISE: Lava in western Elysium Planitia

Lava in western Elysium Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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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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