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THEMIS: Rabe Crater dunes in infrared

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 28, 2017. This image of Rabe Crater and the region around it was collected using the IR (infrared) camera. The brighter the material, the warmer the surface is. Most dunes on Mars are dark … Continue reading

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HiRISE: The splitting of the dunes

The mound in the center of this image appears to have blocked the path of the dunes as they marched south (north is to the left in this image) across the scene. Many of these transverse dunes have slipfaces that … 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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Curiosity: Edge of Ogunquit Beach

Sol 1646, March 24, 2017. Curiosity drove about 30 meters (100 feet) to the east-northeast. This placed the rover close to the edge of a large sand patch where it can investigate the dune sand and dune ripples at the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Gale Crater & Mt. Sharp in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 24, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Gale Crater, the home of Curiosity Rover. The rover has driven about 10 miles (16 km) from where it landed and is currently traversing across … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dunes of the Southern Highlands

Sand dunes are scattered across Mars and one of the larger populations exists in the Southern hemisphere, just west of the Hellas impact basin. The Hellespontus region features numerous collections of dark, dune formations that collect both within depressions such … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Pit and dunes in Rabe Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 22, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of the floor of Rabe Crater’s western floor, including a deep pit and a portion of the extensive dune field found in this crater. (A view … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Sand sea in Rabe Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 20, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of the floor of Rabe Crater, which is covered mostly with a wind-shaped sea of sand. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Terra Cimmeria’s sand traps

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 10, 2017. This infrared image covers a large swath of Terra Cimmeria, including numerous craters with dunes and dune fields on their floors, as well as dunes located on the plains between craters. Dunes … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Active sand dunes in Sirenum crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 6, 2017. Today’s VIS image shows a field of dunes on the floor of an unnamed crater in Terra Sirenum. Their dark color indicates they are dust-free and suggests that the dune sands are … Continue reading

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