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THEMIS: South polar textures as local summer ends

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 8, 2017. This VIS image of the south pole was taken at the end of summer. Frost will soon start to form as the season transitions into fall. Fall in the southern hemisphere means … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Grazing sunlight on rough terrain

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 7, 2016. The ridges in this VIS image are creating shadows due to low Sun angle. Shadows can give indications of the shape of the feature that is casting the shadow. Here, the late … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Triple strike on Solis Planum

THEMIS image of the Day, June 6, 2017. Today’s VIS image is of a group of craters in Solis Planum. Because three of the craters are overlapping it is possible to determine the order in which those three were created. … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Afternoon shadows near south pole

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 5, 2017. Today’s VIS image is of an unnamed crater near the south pole. This image was taken in the late afternoon, and the low sun angle created shadows cast by the crater rim … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Proctor Crater floor in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 2, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Proctor Crater in Noachis Terra. 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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THEMIS: Mega-dune in Russell Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 1, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Russell Crater in Noachis Terra. The large dune (probably basaltic sand) forms a ridge with interesting shapes on its surface, reworked by the wind. The … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Sand pile in Rabe Crater

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 31, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of the floor of Rabe Crater, including part of the dune field. Rabe Crater is located in Noachis Terra. The dunes’ blue tint in the image … Continue reading

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THEMIS: The ridge on Newton Crater’s floor

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 30, 2017. Today’s false color images shows part of the large ridge on the floor of Newton Crater in Terra Sirenum. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can … Continue reading

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THEMIS: False color scan across Terra Sirenum

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 26, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of the plains and craters of Terra Sirenum. This long scan (see full size image at link) was taken not long after local sunrise. The THEMIS … Continue reading

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THEMIS: False colors on Terra Sirenum plains

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 25, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of the plains and craters in Terra Sirenum. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways … Continue reading

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