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HiRISE: Lava terminal deposit in Cyane Fossae

Lava terminal deposit in Cyane Fossae. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Flow fronts, crater rims in Utopia Planitia

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 3, 2017. Do you see what I see? Is that a face staring out at me? (THEMIS Art #138) More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: Lava channel on Hecates Tholus

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 27, 2017. Do you see what I see? Is that a snake slithering down the image? (THEMIS Art #134) More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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HiRISE: The Niagara Falls of Mars

Various researchers are often pre-occupied with the quest for flowing water on Mars. However, in this image, we see one of many examples from Mars where lava (when it was molten) behaved in a similar fashion to liquid water. In … Continue reading

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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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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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