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THEMIS: Crosscross tectonics in Lycus Sulci

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 14, 2018. Lycus Sulci is a very complex region surrounding the northern and western flanks of Olympus Mons. This VIS image shows some of the tectonic features found in Lycus Sulci as well as … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Elysium Fossae’s channels

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 6, 2018. Today’s VIS image contains a section of one of the many channel forms found on the northwestern side of the Elysium Mons volcanic complex. The channel features are thought to have both … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Fault-edged blocks of Sacra Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 2, 2018. The right angle intersections in this VIS image are some of the graben that form Sacra Fossae. The fossae are located on the margin of Lunae Planum near the beginning of Kasei … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Not quite round

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 23, 2018. This VIS image shows an unnamed crater in Noachis Terra. The crater is relatively young, with several different structures on the floor and rim still visible. The inner rim of the crater … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Winding channels of Elysium Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 16, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows part of one of the Elysium Fossae on the western flank of the Elysium volcanic complex. The fossae have both a tectonic and volcanic origin. The linear fractures, … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Fractures on Pavonis Mons

Fractures on Pavonis Mons. This observation was suggested by students at the Mars Academy in Brazil. Here is their original rationale: “This “stressed-out” region of the northeastern slopes of Pavonis Mons contains multiple sets of sub-parallel faults, with down-thrown blocks indicating tensional … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Giant pit crater collapse on Alba Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 10, 2018. This VIS image is located on the eastern flank of Alba Mons. Linear faults and graben surround the volcano aligned north/south, intersecting and deflected around the summit. The large graben is called … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Flood-scoured island-mesa in Kasei Valles

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 9, 2018. Today’s VIS image is located near the beginning of Kasei Valles. At the top of the image is the relative high land of Lunae Planum. The Kasei Valles channel is just below. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Terra Sabaea lava tube turned into an open channel

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

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THEMIS: Faulting and landslides in Tithonium Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 28, 2018. This VIS image shows the eastern edge of Tithonium Chasma, one of the large valley systems that comprise Valles Marineris. Large fractures are visible on the upper margin of the chasma. Downward … Continue reading

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