Tag Archives: Syrtis Major

HiRISE: Branching valley in Syrtis Major region

A branching valley in Syrtis Major region. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Wind streaks on Syrtis Major Planum

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 2, 2017. Today’s false color image shows several wind streaks in Syrtis Major Planum. Here the winds have blown from the northeast (upper right). As the wind passes over craters, its flow becomes turbulent, … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Syrtis Major in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 24, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Syrtis Major Planum. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Syrtis Major Planum

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 21, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Syrtis Major Planum, a large area dominated by volcanism. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Syrtis Major Planum in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 14, 2016. Today’s false color image shows part of Syrtis Major Planum, between Nili Patera and Meroe Patera. The THEMIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways … Continue reading

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Surface expression of intrusive volcanism on Mars

Planetary Geomorphology Image of the Month, May 30, 2016: Peter Fawdon (University of London). Volcanism is an important process that can be observed on the surface of many planetary bodies. Not all magma bodies erupt extrusively onto the planet’s surface, … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Wind streaks – false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 28, 2016. Today’s false color image shows a set of windstreaks located on Syrtis Major Planum east of Nili Patera. The color variation shows where wind action has removed or concentrated surface dust. The … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Possible sulfate-rich terrain

Possible sulfate-rich terrain in the northeast Syrtis Major region. Beautiful Mars series.

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MARCI weather report, November 2-8, 2015

At the beginning of last week, condensate water-ice clouds associated with the aphelion cloud-belt were spotted over Tharsis, Arabia, and Syrtis Major. During this time, dust lifting activity was also observed over Aonia. At the end of the week, three … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Possible sulfates in NE Syrtis Major region

A variety of diverse morphological features are present in this image (21 by 5.5 kilometers) located in the southeastern area of the Nili Fossae region and just northeast of Syrtis Major. This particular region has been studied intensely due to … Continue reading

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