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THEMIS: Russell Crater dunes in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 7, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of the large dune form on the floor of Russell Crater. The bluish tint of the dunes in false color suggests that they are made of … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Mega-dune in Russell Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 1, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Russell Crater in Noachis Terra. The large dune (probably basaltic sand) forms a ridge with interesting shapes on its surface, reworked by the wind. The … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Gullies on a big dune

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 27, 2017. Today’s VIS image shows part of the large dune form on the floor of Russell Crater. The big dune is scarred by gullies, with little dunes gathering at the gullies’ ends. More … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Russell Crater dunes

O, Russell Crater dunes! Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Russell Crater dunes VIS

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 11, 2015. Today’s VIS image was collected at the same time as yesterday’s IR image. The dunes are dark in the VIS image, because the material is darker in color than the surrounding material. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Art of Russell Crater dunes

The art of Russell Crater dunes. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Russell Crater dune and gully changes

Changes among the Russell Crater dunes and gullies. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Monitoring changes in Russell Crater

Monitor changes among the Russell Crater dunes and gullies. [Image at right cropped] More HiRISE images.

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Dry ice slabs carve linear grooves down Mars dunes

The “megadune” in Russell Crater features linear grooves or gullies a few meters wide, a meter or two deep, and roughly a kilometer or two long.

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Wet debris flows carved (some) Mars dune gullies

Located west of the big Hellas impact basin in Mars’ southern hemisphere, Russell Crater spreads 135 kilometers (84 miles) wide. A notable feature within it is a broad dune field with a “megadune” heaped up toward the east. The megadune … Continue reading

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