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THEMIS: On the shore of a sea of sand

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 20, 2018. This VIS image shows a small part of the huge northern dune field called Olympia Undae. This dune field surrounds 1/3 of the north polar cap. Collected in northern summer, there is … Continue reading

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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: Of dunes and their stories

Of dunes and their stories. So far no seasonal changes have been detected here, making this site unique. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Once in a blue dune

Sand dunes often accumulate in the floors of craters. In this region of Lyot Crater there is a field of classic barchan dunes. Just to the south of the group of barchan dunes is one large dune with a more … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dust and frost

Sand dunes in the north polar regions of Mars show light coatings of pale orange dust blown partially across the dark basaltic sand. Around the edges of the dunes, patches of seasonal dry ice remain. These patches will be gone … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Hebes Mensa

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 13, 2018. Located in the center of Hebes Chasma is a large deposit of layered material called Hebes Mensa. Extensive erosion has created gullies in the mensa and distributed fine sand size materials to … Continue reading

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HiRISE: East Endeavour Crater dune field monitoring

East Endeavour Crater dune field monitoring. We’re monitoring to detect surface change of dunes shown to be active from past HiRISE observations. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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THEMIS: Landslide debris and dunes in Coprates Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 8, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows part of the wall and floor of Coprates Chasma. Several landslide deposits are visible as well as small regions of sand dunes. More THEMIS Images of the Day … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Milankovic Crater dunes

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 4, 2018. Milankovic Crater is located in central Arcadia Planitia. This VIS image shows small dark sand dunes on the crater floor, and larger dunes within the central crater peak/pit feature. With a diameter … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Corduroy dunes

Corduroy dunes. The permanent polar cap of Mars is encircled by sand dunes and looking like pulled threads, these dunes march across a fabric of patterned ground. At this time of the Martian year they are free of the seasonal … Continue reading

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