Tag Archives: sand dunes

HiRISE: Dune swarm!

Dune swarm!  These dunes mean business here in Chasma Boreale. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Monitoring active dunes in east Meridiani Planum

Monitoring active dunes in east Meridiani Planum. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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THEMIS: Sand dunes in Russell Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 21, 2018. The large complex dune form in this VIS image is located on the floor of Russell Crater. Russell Crater is in Noachis Terra. (Features may look odd because sunlight is coming from … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Ongoing dune activity in Ganges Chasma

Ongoing dune activity in Ganges Chasma. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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Bagnold Dunes sand movement observed by Curiosity

[Editor’s note: From a paper by Mariah Baker and nine co-authors recently published in Geophysical Research Letters.] The Bagnold Dunes in Southern Summer: Active Sediment Transport on Mars Observed by the Curiosity Rover •  Curiosity’s imaging campaigns in the Bagnold … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Active dunes and ground-ice creep

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 3, 2018. This VIS image is located in the region between northern Terra Sabaea and Utopia Planitia. This unnamed crater contains a small, dark dune field. Darkness suggests the dunes are dust-free, hence probably … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Dunes of Moreux Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 31, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows part of the floor of Moreux Crater. Sand dunes are found in this region of the crater floor. Moreux Crater is located on the northern margin of Terra … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Cluster of dunes in Tyrrhena Terra

A cluster of dunes within a crater in Tyrrhena Terra. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Down in Proctor Crater

Down in Proctor Crater. Proctor Crater is 168 kilometers in diameter, and its massive dune field has been imaged by us for several years to track changes over time. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: The sand always gets through

The sand always gets through. There are also eroded layers here in Orson Welles Crater. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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