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HiRISE: Linear vent and flows to the southeast of Zunil Crater

A linear vent and flows to the southeast of Zunil Crater. This is located within the Elysium quadrangle on Mars, a region with a volcanic past that for which we can still see evidence of old lava flows. Beautiful Mars … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Up above the dust clouds

When much of Mars was enshrouded by a recent massive dust storm, HiRISE captured this clear view of the surface because of the target’s unique location. Olympus Mons is the biggest volcano in the Solar System, reaching a height of … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lava channels on Pavonis Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 24, 2018. This VIS image shows part of the southwestern flank of Pavonis Mons. The channel and nearby oval depressions are both related to the flow of lava. Narrow lava flows can create channels. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dusty lava flows

Dusty lava flows. Try not to get choked up.

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HiRISE: Source of flow east of Olympus Mons

Source of flow to the east of Olympus Mons. Here we see part of a linear depression with branching segments in Amazonian volcanic plains east of Olympus Mons. The flow source from this feature that exhibit volcanic and/or fluvial characteristics. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Double impact at Buvinda Vallis

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 10, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows a portion of Buvinda Vallis, a channel near the flank of Hecates Tholus. The closeness of the volcano suggests that the channel was eroded by a lava flow, … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Flow over a crater rim in Daedalia Planum

A flow over a crater rim in far eastern Daedalia Planum.  Lava flow over-topped crater rim and some lava poured down crater wall. Perhaps it is possible to use knowledge of crater rim, wall (slope), etc., as well as lava … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Daedalia Planum crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 30, 2018. This VIS image shows part of an unnamed crater on the northwest margin of Daedaia Planum. Lava flows are visible around the crater rim. The interior of the crater has been filled … Continue reading

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HiRISE: This is not the hydrothermal deposit you’re looking for

A hotspot for exploration on Mars centers on areas that were once, or are currently, next to a significant source of heat such as volcanoes. Martian volcanoes have not been active for the last couple million years, but beneath the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lava flow dodges impact crater’s ejecta

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 26, 2018. This VIS image shows a small portion of the vast lava flow field of Daedalia Planum. The flows originate at Arsia Mons, the youngest of the three Tharsis volcanoes. See more THEMIS … Continue reading

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