Tag Archives: sand dunes

THEMIS: Dunes spill into pit in Rabe Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 11, 2019. Today’s VIS image shows part of the dune field on the floor and within the pits of Rabe Crater. This crater, and a handful of others in Noachis Terra, have unique floors. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Dunes in Nili Patera

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 8, 2019. Today’s false color image is located at Nili Patera in Syrtis Major Planum. There are regions of small dunes towards the top and the bottom of the image. The wide range of … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Crater dunes in Arabia Terra

THEMIS image of the Day, March 6, 2019. Today’s VIS image is located in Arabia Terra. The crater at the bottom of the image contains a large region of sand dunes. Dark blue in this band configuration indicates basaltic sand. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Arabia Terra crater dunes

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 27, 2019. This VIS image shows the floor of an unnamed crater in Arabia Terra. The peaks in the center of the crater floor were formed by the rebound of melted rock at the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Sinuous ridge in Peraea Cavus

A sinuous ridge in Peraea Cavus. In addition to the ridge, there’s also bright deposits here. A cavus is an irregular steep-sided depression usually in arrays or clusters. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive [More at links]

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THEMIS: Basaltic sands in Marth Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 21, 2019. This false color image shows part of the floor of Marth Crater. Dark blue tones typically indicate basaltic sands. Wind action is blowing the sand and dust to the southern side of … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Pasteur Crater in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 20, 2019. Today’s image shows part of the floor of Pasteur Crater. The deposit in the southwest part of the floor is a fill deposit that is undergoing erosion. Small sand dunes are found … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Herschel Crater floor in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 19, 2019. This VIS image shows part of the floor of Herschel Crater. Sand dunes are visible at the bottom of the image. The dark blue in this false color image typically indicates basaltic … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Kaiser Crater dunes

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 15, 2019. This VIS image is located in Kaiser Crater and shows several individual dunes. These dunes’ dark tone suggests they are free of dust, hence active. With continued winds sand dunes will move … Continue reading

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THEMIS: High-latitude dune field

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 14, 2019. Today’s VIS image shows a dune field on a crater floor in Terra Cimmeria. Dunes at high latitudes – near the polar caps – are affected by seasonal frost and ice. The … Continue reading

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