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THEMIS: Kaiser Crater dunes in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 2, 2018. This is a false color image of Kaiser Crater. In this combination of filters “blue” typically means basaltic sand. This VIS image crosses 3/4 of the crater and demonstrates how extensive the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: North winds weave lines of dunes in Kaiser Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, February 1, 2018. This VIS image of the floor of Kaiser Crater contains several sand dune shapes and sizes. The “whiter” material is the hard crater floor surface. Kaiser Crater is located in the southern … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Sand dune museum in Kaiser Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 31, 2018. This VIS image of the floor of Kaiser Crater contains a large variety of sand dune shapes and sizes. The “whiter” material is the hard crater floor surface. Kaiser Crater is located … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Crescent dunes merge into long dunes in Kaiser Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 30, 2018. At the top of this VIS image crescent shaped dunes are visible. As the dunes approach a break in elevation the forms change to connect the crescents together forming long aligned dune … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Dunes in transition on floor of Kaiser Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 29, 2018. This VIS image of Kaiser Crater shows a region of the dunes with varied appearances. The different dune forms developed due to different amounts of available sand, different wind directions, and the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Variations on a sandy theme in Kaiser Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 26, 2018. This VIS image of Kaiser Crater shows a region of the dunes with varied appearances. The different dune forms developed due to different amounts of available sand, different wind directions, and the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Dunes on a topographic rise in Kaiser Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 25, 2018. This VIS image of Kaiser Crater shows the central part of the crater floor. At the bottom of the image there is a topographic rise. The change in topography has altered the … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Caterpillar dunes in Kaiser Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 24, 2018. This VIS image of Kaiser Crater shows individual dunes and where the dunes have coalesced into longer dune forms. The addition of sand makes the dunes larger and the intra-dune areas go … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Dunes in Kaiser Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 23, 2018. Kaiser Crater is located in the southern hemisphere in the Noachis region west of Hellas Planitia. Kaiser Crater is just one of several large craters with extensive dune fields on the crater … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Rampart ejecta around Yuty Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 22, 2018. This VIS image shows a portion of the ejecta deposit of Yuty Crater. The raised edge of the ejecta is termed a rampart, and indicates that a volatile like water may have … Continue reading

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