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THEMIS: Dunes and creeping ground in Lyot Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 11, 2018. Lyot Crater is a large, complex crater in the northern lowlands of Vastitas Borealis. This image is located along the southern rim of the crater and shows part of the dune fields … Continue reading

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HiRISE: The inner ring of Lyot Crater

The inner ring of Lyot Crater. Beautiful Mars series.

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Enigmatic clastic polygons on Mars

Planetary Geomorphology Image of the Month, February 1, 2018: Laura Brooker (Open University, Milton Keynes, UK). Polygonal ground of centimetre- to decametre-scale is one of the most common features found in cold-climate regions on Earth and on Mars. Polygonal shapes … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Depressions and channels on the floor of Lyot Crater

Lyot Crater (220-kilometers in diameter) is located in the Northern lowlands of Mars. The crater’s floor marks the lowest elevation in the Northern Hemisphere. On the crater’s floor, we see a network of channels connecting a series of irregular shaped … Continue reading

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Impact-heated rock led to relatively recent water-carved valleys on Mars

New research shows that water from melted snow and ice likely carved valley networks around Lyot crater on Mars. Present-day Mars is a frozen desert, colder and more arid than Antarctica, and scientists are fairly sure it’s been that way … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Depression in Lyot Crater ejecta

A depression in the ejecta of Lyot Crater. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Smooth and knobby terrain

Smooth and knobby terrain in the ejecta of Lyot Crater. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Lyot Crater dunes

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 23, 2014. The dunes in this VIS image are located on the floor of Lyot Crater. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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