Tag Archives: Rabe Crater

THEMIS: Dunes and sand sheet in Rabe Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 19, 2018. The large sand sheet with surface dune forms seen in this VIS image is located on the complex floor of Rabe Crater. The sand is likely derived by erosion into the deposit … Continue reading

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HiRISE: On the contemplation of the stratigraphy of another planet

On the contemplation of the stratigraphy of another planet. 255  km above the surface. This image uses the infrared-red-blue filter of the HiRISE camera. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Crater sands in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 22, 2017. This is a false color image of Rabe Crater. In this combination of filters “blue” typically means basaltic sand. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Long swath across Rabe Crater in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 21, 2017. This is a false color image of Rabe Crater. In this combination of filters “blue” typically means basaltic sand. This VIS image crosses the entire crater and demonstrates how extensive the dunes … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Rabe Crater’s pit in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 20, 2017. This is a false color image of Rabe Crater. In this combination of filters “blue” typically means basaltic sand. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Rabe Crater dunes in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 19, 2017. This is a false color image of Rabe Crater. In this combination of filters “blue” typically means basaltic sand. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Sand sheet in Rabe Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 18, 2017. The majority of the dune field in Rabe Crater consists of a sand sheet with dune forms on the surface. The sand sheet is where a thick layer of sand has been … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Landscapes control winds, dunes in Rabe Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 15, 2017. This VIS image provides another instance where the topography of the upper floor material affects the winds and dune formation. At the edges of the dune field, the dunes become smaller and … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Cascading dunes in Rabe Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 14, 2017. This VIS image of Rabe Crater is dominated by the extensive dunes that cover the crater floor. To the top of the image part of the pit is visible, as well as … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Sand sea in Rabe Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 13, 2017. Dunes cover the majority of this image of Rabe Crater. As the dunes are created by wind action the forms of the dunes record the wind direction. Dunes will have a long … Continue reading

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