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THEMIS: Sheet of sand dunes in Proctor Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 10, 2017. This VIS image shows a portion of the dune sheet and other dune forms on the floor of Proctor Crater. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: Dune sheet in Proctor Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 5, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of the sand sheet with surface dune forms located on the floor of Proctor Crater. Proctor Crater is located in Noachis Terra. The THEMIS VIS camera … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Matara Crater’s sand sheet

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 25, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of the floor of Matara Crater, including the sand sheet with surface dune forms. Matara Crater is located in Noachis Terra, the oldest part of the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Proctor Crater’s sheet of sand dunes

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 21, 2017. Today’s false color image shows a portion of the large sand sheet with surface dune forms located on the floor of Proctor Crater in Noachis Terra. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Matara Crater’s sand dunes

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 20, 2017. Today’s false color image shows the sand sheet with surface dune forms on the floor of Matara Crater in Noachis Terra. Blue false color suggests basaltic sand, and Matara Crater is one … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dune transition in high southern latitudes

Sand dune populations on Mars can vary widely with respect to morphology, relief, and activity. One of the most striking examples occurs with the many dune fields of the high Southern latitudes. When we venture south of -60 degrees latitude, … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Sand trap in Noachis Terra

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 19, 2017. Today’s false color image shows a sand sheet with surface dune forms on the floor of an unnamed crater in Noachis Terrra. The blue false color suggests that the dune sands are … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Swirling dunes in Charlier Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 6, 2017. This VIS image shows part of the large sand sheet with surface dune forms on the floor of Charlier Crater in Terra Sirenum. The complex pattern in the dune crests may result … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Sandy patches ahead

Sol 1507, November 1, 2016. As Curiosity continues its trek toward Mt. Sharp, the Navcam shows the rover is approaching terrain with increasing numbers of wind-rippled patches of sand. Not too much farther ahead these will grow in size and … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Proctor Crater’s sand sheet

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 28, 2016. This VIS image shows part of the large sand sheet within Proctor Crater. The surface of the sand sheet hosts dune forms. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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