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THEMIS: High-volume lava tube, Pavonis Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 9, 2017. This image shows the southern flank of Pavonis Mons. The large sinuous channel at the bottom of the image is located at the uppermost part of the volcano where collapse features are … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lava tube takes a sharp turn

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 6, 2017. This image shows part of the eastern flank of Pavonis Mons. Surface lava flows run down hill from the upper left of the image towards the bottom right. Perpendicular to that trend … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Collapsed lava tubes on Pavonis Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 3, 2017. This image shows part of the southeastern flank of Pavonis Mons. Surface lava flows run down hill from the top left of the image to the bottom right. Perpendicular to that trend … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Collapse pits and lava tubes

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 1, 2017. This image shows part of the southern flank of Pavonis Mons. Several faults run from the left to the right side of the image. Lava flows, and the lava collapse features at … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Fractures on Pavonis Mons’ flank

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 31, 2017. This image shows part of the western flank of Pavonis Mons. The linear features are faults. Faulting usually includes change of elevation, where blocks of material slide down the fault. Paired faults … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Collapsed lava tubes on Pavonis Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 30, 2017. This image shows part of the southern flank of Pavonis Mons. The linear and sinuous features mark the locations of lava tubes and graben that occur on both sides of the volcano … Continue reading

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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: Pavonis Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 8, 2016. This VIS image shows part of the area where Pavonis Chasma intersects with Pavonis Fossae. It is a region of lava flows from Pavonis Mons and depressions likely formed by collapse into … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Cracks, pits, faults, & graben in the Labyrinth of Night

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 25, 2016. This VIS image shows some of the graben which form Noctis Labyrinthus. Graben are formed when pairs of faults cause the material between them to move downward, creating the linear trough. The … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Intersecting channels near Olympica Fossae

This complicated area contains various types of channels, pits and fractures. We can determine the relative ages of the pits and channels based on which features cross-cut others. Older channels appear smooth-edged and shallow. Younger channels and pits are deeper … Continue reading

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