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THEMIS: Thaumasia Planum in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 8, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of the plains of Thaumasia Planum. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create … Continue reading

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Thaumasia’s volcanic clues to Mars evolution

Researcher Don Hood from Louisiana State University and colleagues at collaborating universities studied an unusual region on Mars — an area with high elevation called Thaumasia Planum. They analyzed the geography and mineralogy of this area they termed Greater Thaumasia, which … Continue reading

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Dikes: key link between Thaumasia Planum, Tharsis, and Valles Marineris?

The area called Syria-Thaumasia is a big triangular block of Mars just east of three giant Tharsis volcanos: Arsia, Pavonis, and Ascraeus Montes. Valles Marineris bounds the block on the north, while its southwest and southeast sides are defined by … Continue reading

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