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Mars minerology points to cold, icy ancient climate

The climate throughout Mars’ early history has long been debated – was the Red Planet warm and wet, or cold and icy? New research published in Icarus provides evidence for the latter. Mars is littered with valley networks, deltas and … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Dust devil tracks

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 8, 2015. This VIS image shows dust devil tracks on the surface of Sisyphi Planum. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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HiRISE: Frosted gullies in a central pit

The frosted gullies in this observation are located along an irregularly shaped pit approximately 15 kilometers wide. The pit lies within an impact crater in Sisyphi Planum that is about 35 kilometers in diameter and is located northwards of the … Continue reading

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