Tag Archives: northern plains

THEMIS: Frosty dunes in Siton Undae

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 18, 2017. Siton Undae is a large dune field located in the northern plains near Escorial Crater. Siton Undae is west of the crater and is one of three dune fields near the crater. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Ridge deflects winds, shapes dunes

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 15, 2017. Siton Undae is a large dune field located in the northern plains near Escorial Crater. Siton Undae is west of the crater and is one of three dune fields near the crater. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Merging dunes in Siton Undae

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 14, 2017. Siton Undae is a large dune field located in the northern plains near Escorial Crater. Siton Undae is west of the crater and is one of three dune fields near the crater. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Bare patches in north polar sand sea

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 13, 2017. Siton Undae is a large dune field located in the northern plains near Escorial Crater. Siton Undae is west of the crater and is one of three dune fields near the crater. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Dunes of Siton Undae

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 12, 2017. Siton Undae is a large dune field located in the northern plains near Escorial Crater. Siton Undae is west of the crater and is one of three dune fields near the crater. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Marching dunes of Siton Undae

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 11, 2017. Siton Undae is a large dune field located in the northern plains near Escorial Crater. Siton Undae is west of the crater and is one of three dune fields near the crater. … Continue reading

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Did a giant impact create the northern lowlands, both moons, and enrich the mantle?

The origin and nature of Mars are mysterious. The planet has geologically distinct hemispheres with smooth lowlands in the north and cratered, high-elevation terrain in the south. The red planet also has two small oddly-shaped oblong moons and a composition that sets … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Dunes, dust devil tracks, and wind streaks on northern polar lowlands

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 21, 2017. Do you see what I see? Look out, a barrage of bullets is headed our way! (THEMIS Art #130) More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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Geomorphology of potential tsunami deposits

Planetary Geomorphology Image of the Month, December 1, 2016: Alexis Rodriguez (Planetary Science Institute). The Martian northern lowlands are thought to currently be extensively covered by an ice-rich deposit, interpreted by some researchers to be the residue of an ancient … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Expanded craters in northern lowlands

This image shows many small craters over a larger degraded one in the northern lowlands. These small craters are smoother and shallower than their counterparts closer to the equator. Scientists believe this difference is a result of impact into a … Continue reading

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