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THEMIS: High on the east flank of Pavonis Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 11, 2018. This false-color VIS image shows the eastern flank of Pavonis Mons. The darker streaks are created by wind action, and the curving lines are faults produced when the volcano “relaxed” under the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Over the summit of Pavonis Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 28, 2018. Today’s VIS image crosses the flanks and summit of Pavonis Mons. Calderas are down-dropped areas which collapse when lava inside the volcano withdraws, removing its support for the heavy rock layers above. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lava channels on Pavonis Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 24, 2018. This VIS image shows part of the southwestern flank of Pavonis Mons. The channel and nearby oval depressions are both related to the flow of lava. Narrow lava flows can create channels. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Fractures on Pavonis Mons

Fractures on Pavonis Mons. This observation was suggested by students at the Mars Academy in Brazil. Here is their original rationale: “This “stressed-out” region of the northeastern slopes of Pavonis Mons contains multiple sets of sub-parallel faults, with down-thrown blocks indicating tensional … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Pavonis Mons flank meets volcanic plains

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 4, 2018. Today’s VIS image is of the eastern flank of Pavonis Mons where the volcano meets the surrounding volcanic plains. The arced features towards the top of the image are fractures and lava … Continue reading

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Mars Express: From horizon to horizon

Fifteen years ago, ESA’s Mars Express was launched to investigate the Red Planet. To mark this milestone comes a striking view of Mars from horizon to horizon, showcasing one of the most intriguing parts of the martian surface. On 2 … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Morning sunlight on Pavonis Mons caldera

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 10, 2017. This image shows the central part of the smaller summit caldera on Pavonis Mons. On the top side of the caldera is a complex region of fault related collapse of the wall … Continue reading

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THEMIS: High-volume lava tube, Pavonis Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 9, 2017. This image shows the southern flank of Pavonis Mons. The large sinuous channel at the bottom of the image is located at the uppermost part of the volcano where collapse features are … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Faults weaken summit caldera wall on Pavonis Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 8, 2017. This image shows the western part of the smaller summit caldera on Pavonis Mons. On this side of the caldera is a complex region of fault related collapse of the wall of … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Summit caldera of Pavonis Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 7, 2017. This image shows part of the smaller summit caldera on Pavonis Mons. This caldera is approximately 5km deep. Near the bottom of the image is a region where part of the caldera … Continue reading

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