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THEMIS: Chaotic deposits in Candor Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 8, 2018. Candor Chasma is one of the largest canyons that make up Valles Marineris. It is approximately 810 km long (503 miles) and has is divided into two regions – eastern and western … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Flow on the side of a mesa in Protonilus Mensae

Flow on the side of a mesa in Protonilus Mensae. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Hills and mesas of Nepenthes Mensae

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 4, 2017. Do you see what I see? Is that a dinosaur head at the top of the image? (THEMIS Art #139) More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: Mesa in Nilokeras Scopulus

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 16, 2017. Do you see what I see? Looks like a deep water fish is yelling at me! (THEMIS Art #127) More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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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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