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HiRISE: Slide on down

Slide on down. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Coprates Chasma landslide

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 23, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Coprates Chasma. A gigantic landslide has slipped off the ridge crossing the image and dumped uncountable tons of rock at the bottom of the canyon. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Ganges Chasma landslide

Ganges Chasma landslide. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Landslide!

This image finally completes a stereo pair with another observation acquired in 2007. It shows a fresh (well-preserved) landslide scarp and rocky deposit off the edge of a streamlined mesa in Simud Valles, a giant outflow channel carved by ancient … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Gale Crater wall rock

Gale Crater wall rock — This is at the far northern edge of the crater, well beyond the sight of the Curiosity rover. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Gully monitoring in Kamnik Crater

Gully monitoring in Kamnik Crater. Beautiful Mars series.

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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: Flat-top ridge erodes to spurs & gullies

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 23, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Coprates Chasma, where a flat-topped ridge is eroding from both sides into blade-like terrain with spur-and-gully topography. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Canyon’s edge in Ganges Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 17, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Ganges Chasma. Dunes are visible on the floor of the canyon (bottom right corner of the full image). The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Hues in a crater slope

Impact craters expose the subsurface materials on steep slopes. However, these slopes often experience rockfalls and debris avalanches that keep the surface clean of dust, revealing a variety of hues, like in this enhanced-color image, representing different rock types. The … Continue reading

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