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- CRISM: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars
- CTX: Context Camera
- HiRISE: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment
- MARSIS: Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding
- SHARAD: Shallow Radar
- THEMIS: Thermal Emission Imaging System
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- Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
- Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Tag Archives: Syrtis Major
Bedrock delights. These gorgeous bedrock formations are located in the Syrtis Major region, which is a low-relief shield volcano. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive [More at links]
Some regions of Mars are not very colorful, but we can be surprised by local features. This image of an impact crater in the south Syrtis Major region was acquired as a “ride-along” with a CRISM observation, which targeted this … Continue reading
THEMIS Image of the Day, July 3, 2018. This VIS image is located in Terra Sabaea near the margin of Syrtis Major Planum. The channel-like feature in the bottom of the image is an unnamed feature. There is a high … Continue reading
Crater watchin’ in northeast Syrtis Major region. The dunes within the crater are fascinating for their cell shapes, caused by the wind. Beautiful Mars series.
Craters can be very useful in exposing features that were once hidden beneath the surface. Here, the edge of a crater wall exposes a cross-section of enhanced color bedrock in Syrtis Major, a relatively dust-free region of Mars. The diverse … Continue reading
A candidate 2020 mission landing site in the northeast region of Syrtis Major. Beautiful Mars series.
Candidate landing site for 2020 mission in northeast Syrtis Major region. Beautiful Mars series.
THEMIS Image of the Day, October 27, 2017. This false color image covers the region from Nili Patera at the top of the frame to the dunes near Meroe Patera (which is off the bottom of the image). High resolution … Continue reading
THEMIS Image of the Day, October 26, 2017. This image shows part of the dune field near Meroe Patera. High resolution imaging by other spacecraft has revealed that the dunes in this region are moving. Winds are blowing the dunes … Continue reading
A candidate landing site for 2020 mission in the northeast Syrtis Major region. Beautiful Mars series.