Tag Archives: lava flows

THEMIS: Isolated hills on Arcadia Planitia

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 23, 2018. This false-color VIS image shows some of the plains of Arcadia Planitia in the northern lowlands. Isolated small hills are a common feature in this part of the planitia. Hills like these … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lava flows on plains east of Hecates Tholus

THEMIS image of the Day, October 16, 2018. This VIS image shows the plains to the east of Hecates Tholus. In this false-color view lie several lava flow fronts and scattered impact craters. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Rising above it in Amazonis Planitia

This image shows a bright, rectangular-looking landform surrounded by a dark floor. How did this feature get here if it looks so different than its surroundings? The feature resembles a plateau. Dark streaks mark steep slopes on its sides while … Continue reading

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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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