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Tag Archives: Russell Crater
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
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
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
O, Russell Crater dunes! Beautiful Mars series.
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
The art of Russell Crater dunes. Beautiful Mars series.
Changes among the Russell Crater dunes and gullies. Beautiful Mars series.
Monitor changes among the Russell Crater dunes and gullies. [Image at right cropped] More HiRISE images.
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.
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