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HiRISE: Layers along a mesa in Hellas Planitia

Layers along a mesa in Hellas Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Ridge and mesa in Utopia Planitia

Ridge and mesa in Utopia Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Mesa’s edge in Chryse Planitia

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 10, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of the margin of Chryse Planitia. Dark blue in this false color combination is mostly likely basaltic material/dunes. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Mesa in Amazonis Planitia

A mesa in Amazonis Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Mesas and pits

What’s up and what’s down? This image covers mesas, or high-standing plateaus, to the north and pits, or low-standing, depressions to the south. If it looks the other way around, then you are not seeing the topography correctly. Remember that … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Hydraotes Chaos

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 8, 2016. This VIS image shows a small portion of Hydraotes Chaos. Chaos is defined as a distinctive area of broken terrain. Topographically, chaos regions have hills/mesas/plateaus surroundied by lower elevation valleys that crisscross … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Edge of central bulge, Crommelin Crater

At the northern edge of central crater bulge in Crommelin Crater. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Melas Chasma mesa

Patiently waiting in Melas Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Troughs within east Candor Chasma

Troughs within east Candor Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Escorial Crater – false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 3, 2015. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. These false color images may reveal subtle variations … Continue reading

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