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THEMIS: Tectonic traces in Amenthes Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 13, 2019. The two linear depressions crossing this VIS image are graben created by tectonic activity. Explore more THEMIS Images of the Day by geological subject.

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THEMIS: The graben of Ceraunius Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 12, 2019. This VIS image shows part of Cerunius Fossae. The linear depressions are fault bounded features called graben. These features form from tectonic forces that are pulling apart the surface, created space for … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Faulting in Labeatis Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 7, 2019. The linear depressions in this VIS image were created by tectonic forces. The sides of the depression are faults. Paired faults will allow the block of material between them to “slide down” … Continue reading

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Tectonic evolution of Juventae Chasma

[Editor’s note: From a paper by Ranjan Sarkar and four co-authors recently published in Icarus.] Tectonic Evolution of Juventae Chasma, Mars, and the Deformational and Depositional Structural Attributes of the Four Major Light-toned Rock Exposures Therein • Juventae Chasma is … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Angustus Labyrinthus, the ‘Inca City’

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 1, 2019. Angustus Labyrinthus is a unique region near the south polar cap. The squares formed by intersecting ridges earned the feature the informal name of the Inca City when it was discovered in … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Blocks and troughs

Blocks and troughs. This region in Margaritifer Chaos is located in a system of finger-like rifts and cracked surface stretching south from what appear to be three impact craters. The interaction/relation between these valleys and their neighboring craters could be … Continue reading

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HiRISE: A ridge on the plains

A ridge on the plains. This ridge on rocky plains is located not to far from Daedalia Planum, a featureless plain with multiple lava flows and small craters. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive [More at links]

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THEMIS: Elysium Planitia in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 26, 2019. Today’s false-color VIS image is located in Elysium Planitia. The linear depressions at the top of the image are created by tectonic faults, where the center block of material has dropped downward … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Claritas Fossae channel

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 14, 2019. Today’s VIS image shows a section of an unnamed channel. This channel starts in Claritas Fossae and empties down into Icaria Planum. The linear features that parallel the sides of the image … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Volcanic plains east of Olympus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 22, 2019. This VIS false-color image shows a small part of the extensive volcanic plains located east of the giant volcano Olympus Mons. While the colors are generally soft and subtle, they indicate real … Continue reading

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