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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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THEMIS: Grazing light at sunrise on lava flows

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 26, 2017. The grazing light of sunrise, coming from the right, reveals edges and other details in lava flows of Daedalia Planum. These flows come from Arsia Mons volcano. A windstreak is visible at … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Relatively dust-free lavas, Asia Mons

Relatively dust free lavas from Arsia Mons. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Inter-plate trough in Cerberus Palus

Inter-plate trough in Cerberus Palus. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Lava flows over the edge of Olympus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 1, 2016. The margin of Olympus Mons consists of a cliff-like edge where elevation changes very quickly over a very small width. This edge is called Olympus Rupes. This VIS image shows part of … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Lava that once flowed

This image shows some beautiful lava flows in Amazonis Planitia. Lava isn’t moving around on Mars today, but it certainly once did, and images like this one are evidence of that. A thick lava flow came in from the west, … Continue reading

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