Tag Archives: lava flows

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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THEMIS: Lava tube skylights in Daedalia Planum

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 19, 2017. Today’s VIS image show lava flows in Daedalia Planum that originated from Arsia Mons. At lower right, note the three circular “skylights” — places where the roof of an underground lava tube … 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: Cratered cones and ridges in Isidis Planitia

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

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THEMIS: Tapestry of once-molten rock

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 1, 2017. This VIS image shows a portion of Daedalia Planum, an extensive volcanic plain comprised of flows from Arsia Mons. Different flow surface textures help delineate different flows. (This image was taken shortly … Continue reading

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Mars’ mantle more Earth-like than Moon-like

Mars’ mantle may be more complicated than previously thought. In a new study published [February 24] in the Nature-affiliated journal Scientific Reports, researchers at Louisiana State University document geochemical changes over time in the lava flows of Elysium, a major … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lava rough and smooth on Daedalia Planum

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 27, 2017. his VIS image shows a small portion of Daedalia Planum. The lava flows in this region originated at Arsia Mons, one of the large Tharsis volcanoes. Several different elevations of lava flow … 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: Thaumasia Planum in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 8, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of the plains of Thaumasia Planum. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create … Continue reading

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