Tag Archives: lava flows

THEMIS: Floods of once-molten rock spread across Daedalia Planum

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 11, 2019. Today’s VIS image shows part of the extensive volcanic flows that make up Daedalia Planum. The different layers and surface textures are due to flows at different times, or the affect of … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lava flows and channels on Daedalia Planum

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 1, 2019. Today’s VIS image shows a small portion of the extensive volcanic plains of Daedalia Planum. These lava flows originated from Arsia Mons, the southernmost of the three large Tharsis volcanoes. See more … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lava flow fronts in Daedalia Planum

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 28, 2019. Today’s VIS image shows a small portion of the immense lava plains of Daedalia Planum. These flows originated from Arsia Mons, one of the three large Tharsis volcanoes. See more THEMIS Images … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Tectonics meets volcanism in Claritas Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 10, 2019. This VIS image shows part of Claritas Fossae. The linear features (fossae) are faults. This region of Mars had very active tectonism and volcanism, resulting in the huge volcanos like Arsia Mons … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lava flow fronts in Daedalia Planum

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 26, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows a small portion of the immense lava flows that originated from Arsia Mons. Arsia Mons is the southernmost of the three large aligned volcanoes in the Tharsis region. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Flows northwest of Elysium Mons

Flows northwest of Elysium Mons. Elysium Mons is flanked by the smaller volcanoes Hecates Tholus to the northeast, and Albor Tholus to the southeast. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Curving features at the source of Athabasca Valles

Curving features at the source of Athabasca Valles. These curving features are likely due to lava surges near the vent of Athabasca. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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THEMIS: Solis Planum lava flows and graben

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 30, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows part of Solis Planum. Both volcanic and tectonic forces created the features in this image. The linear features that run diagonally across the image are fault features called … Continue reading

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InSight: First photo of Elysium Planitia

Elysium Planitia, as seen through a dust-spattered dust cover. Click the image to enlarge it. NASA’s InSight Mars lander acquired this image of the area in front of the lander using its lander-mounted, Instrument Context Camera (ICC). This image was … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Pit chains and craters on Ascraeus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 7, 2018. The linear features in this VIS image are located on part of the large flow feature on the southern flank of Ascraeus Mons. The features most likely formed by collapse of the … Continue reading

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