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THEMIS: Glacial terrain in Moreux Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 17, 2017. This image of Moreux Crater shows part of the central peak at the top of the frame, deposits of material from the crater rim at the bottom of the frame and sand … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Dunes on floor of Moreux Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 16, 2017. This image of Moreux Crater shows part of the central peak and sand dunes on the crater floor surrounding the peak. The crater rim is at the bottom right of this image. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Nili Patera dunes

Nili Patera dunes. This picture gives almost complete coverage of this particular area at HiRISE resolution. Excellent! Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Pits and dunes near central peak, Moreux Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 15, 2017. This image of Moreux Crater shows part of the central peak and fields of sand dunes on the crater floor surrounding the peak. This image is just north of the previous image … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Pitted terrain and dunes in Moreux Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 14, 2017. This image of Moreux Crater shows part of the central peak and fields of sand dunes on the crater floor surrounding the peak. The lower elevations of the peak are visible on … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Moreux Crater’s pocketful of dunes

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 13, 2017. Moreux Crater is located in northern Arabia Terra and has a diameter of 138 kilometers. The crater contains a central peak, and dunes on the floor of the crater. This VIS image … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Nili Patera fractures and dunes in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 27, 2017. This false color image covers the region from Nili Patera at the top of the frame to the dunes near Meroe Patera (which is off the bottom of the image). High resolution … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Defrosting dunes within Chasma Boreale

This image shows a dune field in Chasma Boreale, which is a large trough that cuts into the North Polar ice cap. Some of the dunes in this image are quite long and sinuous with a slight bulge at one … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Dunes and wrinkle ridge, Meroe Patera

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 26, 2017. This image shows part of the dune field near Meroe Patera. High resolution imaging by other spacecraft has revealed that the dunes in this region are moving. Winds are blowing the dunes … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Large wrinkle ridge in Meroe Patera

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 25, 2017. This image shows part of the dune field near Meroe Patera. The large ropy ridge running down the picture is a wrinkle ridge. These are caused when compression forces cause lava flows … Continue reading

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