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THEMIS: Channels cutting across channels in Olympica Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 12, 2018. Olympica Fossae is a complex channel located on the volcanic plains between Alba Mons and Olympus Mons. The sinuosity of the large channel in the middle of the image indicates that this … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Spiny ridges of Lycus Sulci

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 29, 2018. Lycus Sulci is a very complex region surrounding the northern and western flanks of Olympus Mons. This VIS image shows several features found in Lycus Sulci including tectonic derived ridges with dark … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dark materials on Olympus Mons

Dark materials on Olympus Mons. There are blocks of layered terrain within the Olympus Mons aureole. The aureole is a giant apron of chaotic material around the volcano, perhaps formed by enormous landslides off the flanks of the giant volcano. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dark slope streaks in Olympus Mons aureole deposits

Wisps on another world. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Lava flows over the edge of Olympus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 1, 2016. The margin of Olympus Mons consists of a cliff-like edge where elevation changes very quickly over a very small width. This edge is called Olympus Rupes. This VIS image shows part of … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Scarp at edge of Olympus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 18, 2016. Today’s VIS image covers part of Olympus Rupes, the steep escarpment at the edge of Olympus Mons. The left side of the image is the flank of the volcano, the right side … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Olympica Fossae’s tangled channels

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 15, 2016. Located on the extensive lava plains between Olympus Mons and Alba Mons, these complex intersecting valleys were created by lava flow. Volcanic flows occurred both along the surface and in buried lava … Continue reading

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Olympus Mons: slumps make terraces & scarps

Scientists from the Division of Planetary Sciences and Remote Sensing in the Institute of Geological Sciences at Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin have succeeded in creating a model simulating the formation of mysterious structures on the surface of the Mars volcano, Olympus … Continue reading

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Great tilt gave Mars a new face

The surface of the planet Mars tilted by 20 to 25 degrees 3 to 3.5 billion years ago. This was caused by a massive volcanic structure, the Tharsis volcanic dome, which is the largest in the Solar System. Because of … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Textures

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 9, 2015. Several different surface textures are evident in this VIS image. This complex region is located between Lycus Sulci to the south and Acheron Fossae to the north, all of which is just … Continue reading

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