Tag Archives: Solis Planum

HRSC: Preserving the stress of volcanic uprise

An ancient mountain range on Mars preserves a complex volcanic and tectonic past imprinted with signs of water and ice interactions. The images, taken on 9 April by the high-resolution stereo camera on ESA’s Mars Express, show the Thaumasia mountains … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Triple strike on Solis Planum

THEMIS image of the Day, June 6, 2017. Today’s VIS image is of a group of craters in Solis Planum. Because three of the craters are overlapping it is possible to determine the order in which those three were created. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lava flows on Solis Planum

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 19, 2016. This VIS image shows some of the extensive lava flows that comprise Solis Planum. [Local time is soon after sunrise, so lighting is coming from the right.] More THEMIS Images of the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Solis Planum — false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 16, 2015. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. These false color images may reveal subtle variations … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Lava flow — false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 23, 2015. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. These false color images may reveal subtle variations … Continue reading

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HiRISE: High terrain between Sinai and Solis Plana

The terrain in this observation looks like an ancient uplifted crustal block. The area is riddled with faults (big cracks that allow rocks to slide) and ridges that look like uncovered magma dikes. A Mars Orbital Camera picture shows the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Solis Planum

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 7, 2014. The lava flows in this VIS image are part of Solis Planum. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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MARCI weather report: March 10-16, 2014

Transient local dust storms were observed this week in Solis and Claritas west of Argyre. Diffuse water ice clouds continued to gather above the equatorial regions and over the large shield volcanoes. Aside from a few stray clouds in Meridiani, … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report: March 3-9, 2014

Local dust storms occurred periodically over the course of the week in Solis and a local dust storm was observed in Margaritifer. Diffuse water ice clouds were present over the equatorial latitudes, particularly in the western hemisphere over Valles Marineris, … Continue reading

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