Tag Archives: Mars Odyssey

THEMIS: Tempe Fossae graben in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 14, 2017. Today’s false color image shows a section of Tempe Fossae located in Tempe Terra. This is a graben that formed when subsurface forces pulled the ground apart, and a portion of the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Flows upon flows in Daedalia Planum

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 13, 2017. Today’s false color image shows a small portion of Daedalia Planum. This part of Mars is built up from countless interwoven lava flows that have spilled from the giant volcanos of Tharsis … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Gale Crater, false color, part 2

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 12, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Gale Crater. The Curiosity Rover is located in Gale Crater.┬áThe Curiosity Rover is located in Gale Crater, where it is traversing the Bagnold Dunes, shown … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Gale Crater in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 11, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of the floor of Gale Crater. The Curiosity Rover is located in Gale Crater, where it is traversing the Bagnold Dunes, shown in this image as … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Two impacts in one at Gasa Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 7, 2017. The small crater on the floor of the larger crater is called Gasa Crater. Gullies dissect the rims of both craters. These craters are located in Eridania Planitia. As most impacts from … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Reull Vallis, ancient channel

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 7, 2017. This VIS image shows a short section of Reull Vallis. Reull Vallis starts in Promethei Terra and ends in Hellas Plainitia. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: Swirling dunes in Charlier Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 6, 2017. This VIS image shows part of the large sand sheet with surface dune forms on the floor of Charlier Crater in Terra Sirenum. The complex pattern in the dune crests may result … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Angustus Labyrinthus, the “Inca City”

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 5, 2017. The ridges in this VIS image are part of Angustus Labyrinthus. The intersecting ridges were most likely formed due to tectonic activity. When this feature was first observed by the Mariner 9 … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Sand in Cimmeria, and a landslide

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 4, 2017. This VIS image shows a small dune field on the floor of an unnamed crater in Terra Cimmeria. Just south of the dune field is the crater’s central peak, with what appears … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Gullies eroding rim of Noachis Terra crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 3, 2017. Many gullies dissect the inner rim of this unnamed crater in Noachis Terra. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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