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HiRISE: Spider terrain

Spider terrain. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Southern ice cap layers

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 30, 2017. Do you see what I see? Looks like a plank of wood, with a beautiful grain to it. (THEMIS Art #137) More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: Frost and south polar trough layers

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 26, 2017. Do you see what I see? Don’t be afraid, but it looks like a ghost! (THEMIS Art #133) More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: Late summer scarps and textures

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 12, 2017. This VIS image shows more of the variety of textures on the south polar cap, as southern summer winds to its close. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: South polar ice features

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 9, 2017. Today’s VIS image shows more of the south polar cap at the end of southern summer. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: South polar textures as local summer ends

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 8, 2017. This VIS image of the south pole was taken at the end of summer. Frost will soon start to form as the season transitions into fall. Fall in the southern hemisphere means … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Afternoon shadows near south pole

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 5, 2017. Today’s VIS image is of an unnamed crater near the south pole. This image was taken in the late afternoon, and the low sun angle created shadows cast by the crater rim … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Fragments of a climate history book

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 8, 2017. Today’s VIS image shows layered material near the south polar cap. Such layers contain a detailed, if partial, history of the martian climate. Scientists would love to read this “book,” however fragmentary, … Continue reading

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THEMIS: South polar ice in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 18, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of the south polar cap. This part lies adjacent to the area shown yesterday. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Immature spider terrain

Immature spider terrain — Completely in need of adult supervision, obviously. Beautiful Mars series.

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