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THEMIS: Garden of Rubble in Coprates Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 29, 2017. This image is located in central Coprates Chasma. The floor of the chasma is covered by a complex deposit of material. This chaotic surface differs from most of the floor of the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Swirled dunes at foot of Coprates canyon wall

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 28, 2017. This image is located in eastern Coprates Chasma. The image shows a relatively smooth floor, with a group of sand dune forms located against the wall of the chasma (bottom of image). … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Rough floor in Coprates Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 27, 2017. This image is located in central Coprates Chasma. The image shows multiple landslide features, which form the bright lobed shaped deposits at the bottom of the canyon cliff face (top of image). … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Badlands in Coprates Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 26, 2017. This image is located on the eastern side of Coprates Chasma, near Capri Chasma. The image shows multiple landslide features, which form lobed shaped deposits at the bottom of the canyon cliff … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Landslides and dunes in Coprates Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 25, 2017. This image is located on the eastern side of Coprates Chasma, near Capri Chasma. The image shows multiple landslide features, which form lobed shaped deposits at the bottom of the canyon cliff … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Ring-fault tectonics at Ascraeus Mons caldera

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 6, 2017. This image shows part of the complex caldera at the summit of the volcano. Calderas are found at the tops of volcanoes and are the source region for magma that rises from … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Pit craters on Ascraeus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 4, 2017. This image shows a collapse feature on the southeastern flank of the volcano. The circular/scalloped margin of the collapse is typical for ceiling collapse into a lava tube. However, the potential lava … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Faulting at east end of Hebes Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 22, 2017. This image shows the eastern portion of Hebes Chasma. The ridge that is casting a shadow at the bottom of the image is likely a large tectonic fault. All of the materials … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Faults in Melas Chasma

Faults in Melas Chasma. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Grazing sunlight on rough terrain

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 7, 2016. The ridges in this VIS image are creating shadows due to low Sun angle. Shadows can give indications of the shape of the feature that is casting the shadow. Here, the late … Continue reading

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