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HiRISE: Terra Cimmeria crater layers

Layers near the top of a crater. With our camera’s resolution, we can find out if these layers on the top of a crater in Terra Cimmeria are actually within a block of material. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive. [More … Continue reading

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Mars Express: Dark meets light in Terra Cimmeria

ESA’s Mars Express has captured the cosmic contrast of Terra Cimmeria, a region in the southern highlands of Mars marked by impact craters, water-carved valleys, and sand and dust in numerous chocolate and caramel hues. Mars is often referred to … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Terra Cimmeria channel

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 26, 2019. This VIS image shows an unnamed channel in Terra Cimmeria. The channel is located immediately outside of the rim of Knobel Crater. Explore more THEMIS Images of the Day by geological subject.

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THEMIS: Terra Cimmeria crater gullies

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 24, 2019. This VIS image shows part of the rim of an unnamed crater in Terra Cimmeria. A group of channels dissect the rim near to upper left of the image. These channels are … Continue reading

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Stagnant ice deposits in Terra Cimmeria

[Editor’s note: From a paper by Solmaz Adeli and five co-authors recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research.] Geomorphological evidence of localized stagnant ice deposits in Terra Cimmeria, Mars • Small debris‐covered stagnant ice deposits (termed valley fill deposits … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dunes in low southern latitudes

Dunes in low southern latitudes. The objective of this observation is to examine a small field of dunes. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive. [More at links]

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THEMIS: Bumpy hills of Arianes Colles

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 18, 2019. Today’s VIS image shows part of Ariadnes Colles. The term colles means hills or knobs. The hills appear brighter than the surrounding lowlands, likely due to relatively less dust cover. Ariadnes Colles … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Uncommon clay

Uncommon clay. There are some uncommon clays in this sedimentary plain, as first detected in low resolution by the OMEGA instrument on the Mars Express Orbiter. Note the tight cluster of impacts. This image is in the Terra Cimmeria region … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Big impacts and little in Terra Cimmeria

THEMIS Image of the Day, March 13, 2019. This VIS image contains three craters. There is a quarter of the largest crater in the top half of the image, half of a smaller crater at the very top, and the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Living on the edge

Living on the edge. The rim of this crater looks fairly sharp, meaning it hasn’t degraded too much even though it is likely very old. The exposed, light-toned bedrock is a bonus. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive [More at … Continue reading

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