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THEMIS: Winding channels of Elysium Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 16, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows part of one of the Elysium Fossae on the western flank of the Elysium volcanic complex. The fossae have both a tectonic and volcanic origin. The linear fractures, … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Lava-coated craters

Lava-coated craters. The larger crater looks normal–dimpled depression with a protruding rim barely covered by lava which later deflated. The smaller depression looks deeper and steeper-sided, and the rim does not protrude, so it is probably below the level of … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Where the volcanic mountain meets the volcanic plains

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 12, 2018. Olympus Rupes is the name of the large escarpment surrounding Olympus Mons. The escarpment is a cliff where there is a large elevation change over a short distance. This VIS image is … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Daedalia Planum’s lava flows

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 11, 2018. The lava flows in this VIS image originate at Arsia Mons. Arsia Mons in the southermost of the three large Tharsis volcanoes. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: Flows upon flows on Olympus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 5, 2018. The lava flows seen in the VIS image are located on the northeastern flank of Olympus Mons. The lavas flowed from the lower left side of the image to the upper right, … Continue reading

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Water floods and effusive volcanism in Hrad Vallis

[Editor’s note: From a paper by Christopher Hamilton and four co-authors recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research.] • The Hrad Vallis region of Mars includes evidence of both aqueous flooding and effusive volcanism • Lava flows in the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Rough lava flows on Daedalia Planum

THEMIS image of the Day, June 6, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows a small portion of the lava flows that comprise Daedalia Planum. The flows originated at Arsia Mons, the youngest of the three Tharsis volcanoes. The Tharsis volcanoes are … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Pits galore near Kasei Valles

Pits galore near Kasei Valles. These are located near the edge of a lava outflow region, for which there is evidence of subsurface tube flows. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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THEMIS: Lava flows chopped by graben in Olympica Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 21, 2018. The linear channel in the bottom half of this VIS image is part of Olympica Fossae. Olympica Fossae is a complex channel form located on the Tharsis plains between Alba Mons and … Continue reading

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HiRISE: All that the lava leaves behind

All that the lava leaves behind. There are streamlined and eroded forms in this lava channel, a region with very little HiRISE coverage. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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