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THEMIS: Pavonis Mons flank meets volcanic plains

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 4, 2018. Today’s VIS image is of the eastern flank of Pavonis Mons where the volcano meets the surrounding volcanic plains. The arced features towards the top of the image are fractures and lava … Continue reading

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Many bedrock plains are clastic rocks, not lavas

The Martian surface is dominated by loose dust, sands, and rocks, but high spatial resolution imaging has permitted the detection of numerous flat-lying exposures of ancient, intact bedrock. These “bedrock plains” have previously been interpreted as lava sequences, perhaps similar … 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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THEMIS: Thaumasia Planum in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 8, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of the plains of Thaumasia Planum. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create … Continue reading

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Two billion years’ volcanism recorded from a single Mars meteorite ejection site

Analysis of a Martian meteorite found in Africa in 2012 has uncovered evidence of at least 2 billion years of volcanic activity on Mars. This confirms that some of the longest-lived volcanoes in the solar system may be found on … Continue reading

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