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HiRISE: Ridge NW of Nili Fossae

Ridge northwest of Nili Fossae. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Nili Fossae in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 22, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Nili Fossae. This region of Mars lies near the Isidis impact basin. Not far away is one of eight potential landing sites for NASA’s Mars … Continue reading

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HiRISE: A glimpse into history

Nothing gets a geologist more excited than layered bedrock, except perhaps finding a fossil or holding a meteorite in your hand. All of these things create a profound feeling of history, the sense of a story that took place ages … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Nili Fossae – false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 7, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Nili Fossae. (Nili is on the list of candidate landing sites for NASA’s 2020 Mars rover.) The THEMIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Nili Fossae’s highlands

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 5, 2016. Today’s false color image shows some of the highlands between the multiple graben of Nili Fossae. The THEMIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Graben in Nili Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 20, 2016. Nili Fossae is a large band of parallel graben located to the northeast of Syrtis Major. The graben in this VIS image were formed by tectonic activity, with faulting that creates the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Nili Fossae – false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 27, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Nili Fossae. The THEMIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Many fantastic colors

The Nili Fossae region, located on the northwest rim of Isidis impact basin, is one of the most colorful regions of Mars. The colors over many regions of Mars are homogenized by the dust and regolith, but here the bedrock … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Landforms in the Nili Fossae region

Landforms in the Nili Fossae region. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Crater interior

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 21, 2016. Today’s VIS image shows the interior of an unnamed crater near Nili Fossae. The central feature of the crater is a peak with a central low pit that was created by rebound … Continue reading

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